Beginner’s Online Photography Courses for Teens

Looking to take your photography to another level? Our online beginners photography course for teens is a great opportunity to challenge creativity, build camera confidence and develop skill in preparation for high school or college photography qualifications..

Over 3000 students have successfully completed our online courses since 2018

Course Key Points:

  • Lifetime Access
  • 8 Photography course lesson modules – video & downloadable worksheets
  • Fun interactive games and tasks for each module.
  • Lots of extra resources & ‘how to’
  • Interactive activities
  • Quizzes following each module
  • Final certification on completion of course
  • Closed Facebook discussion group
  • Email  support

Course detail

Mastering the art of photography

Designed with creative young adults in mind, this beginners course is ideal for students looking to really hone their skill and capability. Perhaps you’re interested in becoming a fashion photographer or would simply just like to take better vacation snaps? Whatever your reason, this is a great place to start.

Our teens photography classes for beginners provides an opportunity for students to develop their own artistic style through a series of photography workshops and activities. A world away from social media and selfies, the course is designed to accommodate an individual’s own creative goals enabling them to tailor the content to suit their objectives.

Your teacher

Our teens beginners photography course is hosted by professional photographer and experienced teacher, Lillie Spibey. Lillie is passionate about seeing student’s progress and has taught teenagers and the Duke of Edinburgh Award for the past 5 years as well as providing private photography classes and bespoke photography events. As a childrens BBC television guest presenter, Lillie is naturally friendly and comfortable working with young people and teenagers.

What to Expect:

  • Proficiency in using a DSLR camera
  • Using filters and working in natural/artificial light
  • Exploring themes, e.g. wildlife, portraits, stories, etc.
  • Developing an appreciation of quality photography and entering competitions



  • Creative individuals
  • Those that are new to photography or looking to build on existing knowledge
  • A great starting block to progress to a qualification course such as high school or college degree.
  • Those looking to develop a hobby or build a portfolio
  • Those who want to move beyond the selfie!


  • How a camera works – the basics
  • How to compose a great photo
  • Camera settings
  • Move off auto
  • Using zoom
  • Using flash
  • Contrast and tones
  • Depth of field
  • Composition techniques
  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • Storytelling
  • Black & white photography
  • Building camera confidence

Teens Beginners Photography Course content detail

  • PDF -Transferring Photographs from your camera to your computer
  • PDF – How to join closed Facebook page
  • PDF – How to upload your photos to our Facebook Group
  • PDF – Which camera do I have?
  • DOC – Links to camera manuals
  • PDF – Glossary
  • DOC – How to sign up for the Webinars
  • DOC – Share your Images!
  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

In this lesson you will learn how your camera takes a photograph through focus, aperture and shutter. The basic camera controls and an overview of the different pre-programmed scene settings.

  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

Here, we explore focus, how to use it on auto and how to select which area of the photo to focus on. We assess manual focus, its importance and how to take creative out of focus images. Lens zoom is explored, how to use it and get the most out from it.

  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

Flower setting uses aperture in the camera’s lens to blur the background. This week explores aperture, composition and the use of flash in macro photography

  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

This lesson further explores aperture, this time in landscape photography. We talk about different compositional elements like the rule of thirds, and we teach the students about light and how to use it in landscapes

  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

In this lesson we will be moving fast! covering shutter speed, burst mode and other great ways to compose great action shots

  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

Here, we cover the portrait setting and discuss why its a great setting for photographing people. We also introduce you to different ways of creatively photographing portraits and people.

  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

This week is all about the no flash setting. We go over how no flash setting works, where you can take photos using this setting, and we explore fun ways of taking creative shots

  • LESSON BOOKLET – downloadable
  • VIDEO – our students photos
  • QUIZ

Night portrait setting is great for taking different kind of portraits, and creative photos at night. We go through how this setting works, and give you examples and great tips on the types of shots you can try to create

  • VIDEO: Awesome Job!
  • PDF: Summary of your course – downloadable

Congratulations & next steps
Before you go…


Absolutely not, we welcome all camera models and types. We use Nikon & Canon DSLR cameras on the course itself, but provide links to all camera manuals in the course material.

The course has 8 fun, inspirational learning modules that can be completed in as little as 3 weeks or as long as 8 weeks. You can decide how quickly and slowly you’d like to move through the material.

We have created a closed facebook group open to our online teen photography course members. We encourage our students to post their photos every week so we can offer feedback on their images to help them progress with their image taking.

There is a video, course information packet, quiz and print out booklet for every course module. Our course is packed with photography tips and tricks!

Hurrah, well done! You will receive a certificate of completion and will have a wonderful portfolio of work to show off to friends and family. Parents – you will also now have a great photographer in the family to record your family holidays and birthdays!

Moving on from our beginners course which focuses on auto and scene settings, our intermediate online photography course for teens explores semi manual modes such as aperture priority, shutter priority and program mode. Students can expect to improve camera control, boost confidence both creatively and technically, explore different types of photography and begin to establish their own unique style of work.

The Intermediate online photography course is aimed at young people with some experience of photography, so the beginners course is a great foundation if you feel you are quite new to the skill. It is not a requirement, but definitely a great place to start.

Any questions not covered here? Contact us.

Stay in touch

Are you interested in any of our Teens or Kids online photography courses or workshops? We would love to hear from you. You can send us a message or feel free to email us.

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