A practical hands on introductory photo editing course. It will be helpful if you can bring a laptop
computer and we can work on it in the group. I shall be using Affinity Photo as the main software for
the programme although you should be able to follow the programme using any other photo editor
you might have as we will be exploring functionality and techniques which will be available in any
The course will initially run over one U3A term which should enable us to cover most of the common
functions of editing. We will be working with jpg and raw files which will be available for download
prior to the course.
Among the topics covered will be adjusting exposure, improving picture quality, putting life into a
flat picture, cropping images, selection tools and cut and paste techniques, working on different
parts of an image, understanding and working in layers, working with masking, adding effects
removing unwanted articles from an image, producing panoramas, photo stacking, working with
Raw images and with jpeg images, Tone mapping, HDR processing. There will also be opportunity to
include any topics that you wish to see included.
If you have any questions about the programme feel free to email: email@example.com
Also please use this email to register your interest in joining the programme
My academic background started with teaching applied business studies majoring in psychology. As time went on I moved into IT in business specialising in applied database technology and web based business applications. My degree and post-graduate qualifications are in teaching, psychology and economics, HR and software engineering management. I became involved in Verwood U3A after my wife joined the Art Group. Because we holiday regularly in Spain I wanted to improve my language skills so I joined the French Conversation and Spanish Groups. I'm excited to be offering Digital Photography having been involved with photography as a passionate hobby since I was ten. I had my own wet darkroom and worked with every darkroom colour process that came in during those years until 2003 when I switched to digital.