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Photography 2: Social Documentary - Course - Distance

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  • Objectives
    The course aims to develop understanding of the meaning and purpose of documentary photography; help students choose appropriate equipment and use it to good effect; explore the principles of the photo essay; develop skills in editing and selecting images to convey the message.
  • Course description
    This course looks in depth at photography which documents, investigates or comments on people and situations. It provides a structure for exploring documentary subjects in an exciting and positive way. It builds on Photography 1: The Art of Photography and develops your experience in using compositional and lighting skills in selecting, editing and juxtaposing images. It looks at timing and anticipation, working with available light, identifying and interacting with potential subjects, and matching equipment and strategies to different situations.

    This course was written for the OCA by best selling photography author Michael Freeman.

        - The reporter’s eye
        - The telling moment
        - Working in low light
        - Documentary styles.



    Postal tuition

    You are allocated a tutor and receive their details in your course pack. You work from the course materials and send regular assignments to your tutor. These are returned to you with comment and advice. The course fee includes tutor feedback on your set assignments, but you can purchase feedback and comment on additional pieces of work if you wish.

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