Kia Ora, Nau Mai Haere Mai

Welcome to Inverlochy Art School

Inverlochy Art School offers a broad range of high quality art classes and workshops, taught by a community of enthusiastic and talented practicing artists all year round. We believe in art for arts sake and allow students to find freedom in creative exploration. We are located within central Te Aro, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington.


Inverlochy Art School 3 Inverlochy Place
Te Aro
New Zealand

The Foundations of Photography (Term 2 2022)

When: Thursdays 9 June - 28 July (8 weeks), 6:30 - 8:30
Programme: Autumn - Term 2 (May - July),
Subject: Photography,
Audience: Teenagers, Adults,
Tutor: Calum Turner,
Spaces left:

Course Details

Explore and develop your unique photographic eye through learning the fundamentals of digital photography in a supportive and engaging learning environment. Suitable for anyone new to digital photography as well as more experienced amateur photographers looking to solidify their foundational knowledge.

Taught by artist and professional photographer Calum Turner (BDes Hons in photography), you will learn in a fun, inclusive small-class format that respects your pace of learning.

Over this 8 week course, you will:

  • Learn to confidently operate a digital SLR or mirrorless camera and understand how they work
  • Explore the basic conventions of taking photographs using manual control over camera settings
  • Practice capturing strong and engaging images in-camera through the considered use of composition, subject material and natural (or constructed) lighting
  • Develop your ability to use advanced camera settings and creative photographic techniques to make images that align with your artistic vision
  • Strengthen your ability “read” and discuss other photographers images and understand what makes up the genres of photography that interest you most
  • Learn more about how wide-ranging and exploratory photographic art-making can be
  • Reflect on your best images and learn how to “edit” them down into a strong series

Material requirements

Students will need their own digital camera (and SD card) that is capable of fully manual function modes (ideally a digital DSLR or mirrorless camera). A laptop/SD card reader too for viewing your images is also helpful, though not essential.


Please note:

Wheelchair access into Inverlochy Art School is minimal. Please get in touch with us at [email protected] for more information.

Course Venue