Demystify the settings of your DSLR, bridge or mirrorless camera on this one-day intensive outdoor workshop with the support of photographer and experienced educator Alicia Bruce.  Start the day with a delicious hot drink courtesy of The Little Green Van.

Over the course of the day you will learn how to get better-quality photographs and move away from the automatic settings.

We will cover:

  • Exposure
  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Focal Length
  • Composition
  • Context

and much more.

Our base for the day with be picturesque Portobello Promenade,  beach and surrounding area.

About the tutor
Alicia Bruce has 20 years of photographic experience and over 10 years teaching experience and a teaching qualification. She is currently Teaching Fellow in Photography at the University of Edinburgh. She also teaches popular photography weekends at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow.

Alicia has exhibited and published her photography internationally winning several awards, including the Royal Scottish Academy Morton Award. Her work is held in several public and private collections, including National Galleries of Scotland. Recent commissions include Zero Tolerance’s ‘Violence Unseen’, ‘209 Women’ at the UK Parliament, ‘Our World Heritage’ for Edinburgh World Heritage. Her teaching page is:

About Portobello
Portobello is Edinburgh's seaside suburb with a thriving, dynamic community, beach and promenade and ever-changing sea and skyscape. It is 20 minutes by bus from the city centre.

Who is the course suitable for?
This course is suitable for absolute beginners, enthusiasts and experienced practitioners moving from analogue to digital.

What to bring?
Participants should bring a DSLR camera with batteries charged and a cleared memory card, a notebook and pen.

A tripod is optional.

Lunch and/or snacks for yourself. A 45 minute lunch break is allocated for participants to enjoy their own lunch purchased from one of the multiple options available locally.

Dress for the changeable weather in Edinburgh. Wind and waterproof items are recommended. The tutor will likely be in waterproofs, wellies and welly socks.

All students will be provided with a workshop schedule and some introductory learning resources.

Release of liability.
Everyone taking part in this Portobello Photography School activity does so at their own risk. The host assumes no responsibility for anyone attending this event. The host will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any event or in connection with travel to such event, however caused. By signing up to the event or attending the participant agrees to these terms and conditions.

Participants consent to receive medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this event.

Refund Policy.
You can cancel or change your booking at any time within 30 days of the event. Eventbrite's fee is non-refundable. Should the host have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances you will be offered a free transfer to the next course. All course transfer requests incur a £15 transfer fee up to 14 days before the workshop, £35 transfer fee up until 48 hours before, no refunds therafter. Participants must transfer themselves via their eventbrite booking. The host cannot do this on your behalf. By booking you are agreeing to these terms.


More Information

  • Venue

    Portobello Promenade

  • Address

    56 Promenade, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2BH, UK

  • Price


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