Training Courses

Aperture : Introduction

One Day Course


This is an Apple authorised course designed for professional photographers and serious amateurs who want to master this revolutionary application for managing, editing and archiving digital photographs.

This comprehensive course takes you step by step through Aperture's powerful photo editing, image retouching, image recognition, proofing, publishing and archiving features. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


    Discount Info
  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

    Free Consultation

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Aperture workflow and layouts
    • Importing from a memory card
    • Understanding Camera RAW
    • Using Masters and Versions
    • Rating, editing and outputting images

    Evaluating images
    • Using Quick Preview
    • Grouping images into Stacks
    • Using the Centered Loupe
    • Assigning ratings
    • Using Faces to recognise people
    • Using GPS location data to explore photos by location
    • Assigning a location to an image

    Organising your project
    • Using keywords
    • Using the Metadata inspector
    • Sorting images dynamically
    • Search queries

    Editing your images
    • Editing workflow
    • White balancing
    • Sensor dust and red-eye removal
    • Working with RAW files
    • Using the Recovery slider
    • Using the Exposure slider
  • Correcting tone
    • Adjusting tone before colour
    • Reading a histogram
    • Setting levels
    • Adjusting highlights and shadows
    • Using adjustment presets

    Correcting colour
    • Adjusting white balance with the Eyedropper
    • Lift and stamp
    • Round-trip editing

    Enhancing images
    • Using the Retouch brush
    • Using non-destructive, edge-aware brushes in Aperture
    • Noise reduction
    • Sharpening images
    • Creating multimedia shows

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

Comfort + Location
Value + Choice
Reputation + Feedback

  Our Clients

We've worked very hard over the last 20 years to grow our business through personal recommendations.

When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 3846 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed3846
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.7 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

"The best thing about the course was its open nature. I came with a number of criteria and questions I wanted to address and I feel that the course has exceeded in expanding my knowledge base and confidence."

"Overall, very well put together. Very happy. Thanks"

"It was great to be able to customise the course towards what was relevant to us. "

"I was happy with all of the above. Matt was really knowledgeable, easy to follow and understand. Everyone was engaged throughout. "

"excellent facility, customer services, friendly staff, excellent and very patient trainer "

"Great environment, lovely instructor and staff, great value for money. "

"All the materials and examples were excellent. "

"The course was great and I really benefited from the smaller class size. I have met Piers before on another course and he is just as knowledgeable and friendly as before."

"Wolf was highly knowledgable and very friendly and approachable. The class was an intensive two day opportunity to really get to grips with the basics of After Affects in a friendly and comfortable environment. "

"Great course! thank you"

"I really found the two days very informative. the trainer was very helpful and approachable. I will definitely recommend this course to others and will be coming back for more myself. "

"Entertaining and extremely knowledgeable - couldn't ask for a better combination!"

"The course was excellent. Very informative. Thank you. "

"Delivery was great, loved the theory behind it all. Staff were super friendly! Thanks!"

"excellent lunch"

"everything was perfect! Thank you"

"I had a really great experience - learned a lot and felt like the course was very comprehensive. I feel like I have to top line knowledge to use After Effects that now only needs my own initiative and creativity to develop and to learn more from. I felt really inspired after the course - also quite overwhelmed with all the possibilities of the software. Wolf is an amazing teacher, not only has the knowledge but I felt very engaged throughout the whole lesson which is surprising for me personally as I can have a poor attention span. I enjoyed his cultural references to film/sound ect. that kept the lesson fun and interesting and felt like I learnt more than just animation. Thank you. Looking forward to the next course/s... want to go on them all."

"Really useful course overall in a relaxed environment"

"Methodical explanation, not rushed. One-on-one explanations."

"Peter was a great teacher. He would teach a few examples and then allowed you to try it on your own, that way you knew which bits you were struggling with so that you could ask for help. He welcomed all questions and took time and care to answer them. The structure of the course was fantastic. Enough content and plenty of time to take in all in. The training centre environment and the staff were really welcoming and approachable. The refreshments were superb! Thanks for a great course, I'll be sure to recommend."

"It was extremely helpful."

"Informative, relevant, with instructions conveyed clearly and concisely. "

"Food was amazing and trainer was incredibly friendly and helpful."

"Everything! The course content was excellent and so was the trainer. The team was friendly. The lunch was delicious. "

"Trainer was knowledgable and made the course interesting, very good training centre (small groups, nice facilities, etc)."

"Great hospitality and trainers"

"Was awesome thanks guys"

"Excellent, friendly, informative communication. Felt very at ease and learned a lot. Look forward to coming again."

"It's a relaxed, informal environment perfect for learning. Course Tutor was very knowledgeable and delivered the course in an effective, enjoyable way."

"helpful, friendly, good training, great to have small class sizes. would come again. "

"Very good course, thank you!"

"ensuring the course still ran even though I was the only participant."

"Alistair was very knowledgable and willing to adapt to things I mentioned I wanted to learn. Also the invitation to contact you after the course for any help needed is very welcome. The atmosphere and facilities were fantastic and having small group numbers really maximises the ability to learn."

"Personalising the course, accommodating going off the beaten track, lunch"


"A really good well rounded introduction course, thank you ! "

"Trainer was excellent, great pace, plenty of time for questions and felt comfortable asking questions. Good examples and time for us to put knowledge into practice. Really great! "

"Brillianrt course, learnt a lot and like the idea that I can take the files home with me. Staff and trainers are also very friendly and food options were great. "

"Well paced. Lots of information that was clearly explained and demonstrated. Took the time to tailor information to my specific work needs (i.e. coding differences between email and web)"

"The staff were all very friendly and the trainer, Simon was very good at explaining everything in a very understandable manner. "

"Trainer's enthusiasm, knowledge and patience were outstanding. Course was easy to follow, well balanced, targeted towards individual's objective sheets and audience aware. As with previous course I attended, the overall service was completely faultless. Will hopefully be planning my next course soon!"

"Catering, nice location, like the class sizes. "

"Providing supporting notes and additional materials. Responding to the specific learning goals I'd set."

"Really thorough look at the different tools available."

"knowledge of the software, friendly staff!"

"It was clean, the computers are good, it was easy to find thanks to the instructions"

"Great training and centre"

"Very very informative. Very patient."

"Excellent knowledge and examples"

"Matt was a really knowledgeable, clear, patient and dynamic teacher. Great location, fabulous lunch. "