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  • Entry requirements
    You should check the level of this course to see if it matches your ability. No formal qualifications are required.
  • Course description
        An introductory course in photography for film and digital camera users. To cover all camera controls and to take well exposed and composed photographs. To produce black and white prints in the darkroom. To introduce Adobe Photoshop and its role in photography. To have one weekend day session in central London.
        By the end of the course you will be able to:
        - Identify and explain the use of your camera’s features.
        - Use all of your camera’s exposure controls to produce well exposed photographs.
        - Use a variety of lighting techniques for portraiture and still life.
        - Understand how useful Adobe Photoshop (digital imaging software) is to a photographer.
        - Produce black and white prints in the darkroom.

    Course Structure:
        Camera controls.
        Film, memory cards and accessories.
        Camera exposure controls (shutter speeds, apertures, ISO film speeds and EV exposure compensation).
        Studio, flash and natural lighting.
        Practical tasks in exposure settings, depth of field, portraiture and still life.
        Travel photography, security and legal issues. Career advice.
        Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, downloading and archiving photographs on the computer. Preparation for printing.
        Black and white darkroom printing.
        Set photography projects to be carried out in students’ own time.
        One weekend day session in central London towards the end of the course.
        students will be set more advanced photographic and darkroom printing tasks.

    Course resources:
        Photographic lighting and darkroom (black and white). Students are required to bring their own camera, rolls of colour and black and white film and / or memory cards.


        Group and one to one tuition. Constructive advice and problem solving of students’ own work.

    Next step:
        Students can progress from the September 2008 or January 2009 Monday evening courses onto the April 2009 Monday evening course at the intermediate level. Using Adobe Photoshop Elements course in April 2009

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