Beginners

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 192 Conc £74 Full £374 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 13:00 - 15:30 11 MAC 17/09/2019 03/12/2019 AC1400
Tuesday 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 17/09/2019 03/12/2019 AC1405
Tuesday 13:00 - 15:30 11 MAC 21/04/2020 07/07/2020 AC3400

What will the course cover?

You will be introduced to the use of your camera, and begin to look at techniques including exposure, depth of field and begin to look at techniques including exposure, depth of field, lenses and filters in this practical course. Learners will be introduced to photographic issues and trends.

Who is the course for?

-Beginners who would like to learn basic camera skills and learn about how to produce well crafted photographs.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Minimal skills in photography and enthusiasm. You will need to bring your own digital camera-compact, bridge or SLR.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Recognise and identify the functions and controls on a camera. Name the different types of lenses and how and when to use them. Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning and use of ISO. Demonstrate an ability to take photographs of a variety of subjects in the home or on location. Begin to develop the ability to critically evaluate photographs. Name the different types of lenses and how and when to use them. Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning and use of ISO. Demonstrate an ability to take photographs of a variety of subjects in the home or on location. Begin to develop the ability to critically evaluate photographs.

How is the course organised?

In the classroom-group and individual practical sessions. Location shoots, group visits to exhibitions and talks with relevent photographic images and specific DVDs.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Practicing techniques to consolidate understanding, project work, visiting photographic exhibitions, referring to photography books and various websites to build up a wider knowledge base.

How will my progress be assessed?

Continual assessment and feedback from your tutor and through the use of your Individual Learning Plan and Learning Journal.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Attend the Intermediate and Advanced photography courses at the college. Build a portfolio to use for possible entry to a higher level course in FE or HE.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Possible exhibition/gallery tickets. A USB stick. Each session will require you to bring: camera, lens, memory, battery, instruction manual and a note pad.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.