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 18:30 - 21:00 11 MAC 07/01/2020 24/03/2020 AC2405

What will the course cover?

In this practical course we further develop camera techniques including advanced exposure, control of depth of field, the use of lenses, the choice of accessories, the use of lighting etc. to assist students in the improvement of their photography. Students will critically examine current photographic issues and trends. There will also be the opportunity to discuss upgrading of equipment to suit various needs.

Who is the course for?

Students who want to improve and develop their camera skills, and increase their knowledge of photography.

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

Introduction to photography would be helpful but not essential. A digital camera which includes; compact, bridge or SLR is required.

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

Identify the range of controls on a digital camera and explain their use in creating photographs. Understand how camera settings effect the production of images and be able to select them appropriately for the situation/photographic task. Illustrate a variety of themes through a series of photographs. Assess photographs in relation to the use of technique/visual impact and suggest improvements/developments.

How is the course organised?

In the classroom-group and individual practical sessions. Location shoots, group visits to exhibitions and talks with relevant 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 Advanced photography course 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.