Dedicated Photography - Part-time

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  • Course description

    A follow on course from Develop Photography. Further your knowledge and skills in digital photography, combining an in-depth knowledge of advanced camera features and controls, with challenging practical assignments in which to consolidate your understanding and improve your image making potential.

    This dedicated project-based course is aimed at confident digital photographers who want to create challenging, informative photographs that communicate and inform to portfolio/exhibition standards. The course will offer you a combination of talks, demonstrations, technical workshops, studio and location shoots, whilst you work towards completing two practical projects (one individual and one group-based). Tutorials and ongoing course critique will offer you essential guidance and measure overall performance.

    Throughout this fast-paced, information-packed course you will gain an in-depth understanding of the creative potential modern day DSLR cameras offer – targeted at the more confident digital photographer who wishes to dedicate their learning to producing creative, well-informed, professional standard images.

    During the course, you will explore, examine and extend your awareness of:

    • Extended creative controls offered in modern DSLR cameras
    • Essential add-ons such as tripods, speedlights, lenses, filtration
    • Light, light quality and control
    • Benefits of metering v histogram readings
    • Lighting techniques (studio & location) using on & off camera flash
    • Post-production options and applications, image enhancement, professional web/print output options and settings
    • Image based visual communication
    • How to turn ideas into creative concepts
    • Considering themes, subject matter and mood
    • Individual and group – project based assignments

    Students are expected to continue with their personal project based photographic assignments out of course hours, which will ultimately expand overall knowledge, heighten proficiency and offer improved image making capabilities. Submitted project based images will be assessed by course tutor and group critique on final session.

    Students attending this advanced course are expected to carry out practice-led visual research as directed by the course tutor in which to fully benefit. The course does not offer in-depth post-production exercises; solid, well-informed image creation and communication is the key element to this course.

    Entry requirements

    We recommend you complete the Develop Photography course, or have an equivalent understanding of the subject; please contact the Short Course team if you wish to clarify if this course is appropriate for you.

    What you need to bring

    A digital camera with full manual controls (including instruction manual) and any accompanying equipment you wish to use, USB cable for card reader/computer connection, USB memory (8GB recommended), Notebook/sketchpad and pen.

    Further expense may be necessary when printing your images, although not mandatory.


    Autumn Term

    • Wednesday 12th October – 14th December 2016

    Spring Term

    • Wednesday 25th January – 29th March 2017
    Class Size

    Maximum 14 students


    Duration: 10 Wednesday evenings 6-9pm Fees: £279


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