Here is something that may surprise – but hopefully encourage – you: no photographer who has ever lived was born a photographer. All photographers, from the greatest downwards, had to learn their craft, starting with first principles and proceeding from there. (And generally making lots of mistakes along the way. Making mistakes is no bad thing though, you can learn a lot from making them…) Although the principles of photography may look at first sight bewilderingly arcane and confusing, they are not random. There is a logic to them that can be learned and successfully applied with practise and dedication. This course is an introduction to these principles. Photography is a fascinating subject, one that can lead to a lifetime of learning. Good luck if you are about to start this journey. Enjoy the ride!