Photography Advanced Techniques

A follow on from the beginner course, this course is for anyone who has a bit of photography experience but wants to know how to take better photographs of specific subjects. Learn more about photography, brush up your skills on the basics and learn how to optimise your camera for different situations.

START DATE AND TIME:
Wed, 25th April 2018
19:00 - 21:00
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL002C
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Philip Bedford

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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A follow on from the beginner course, this course is for anyone who has a bit of photography experience but wants to know how to take better photographs of specific subjects. Learn more about photography, brush up your skills on the basics and learn how to optimise your camera for different situations.

COURSE CONTENT

A follow on from the beginner course, this course is for anyone who has a bit of photography experience but wants to know how to take better photographs of specific subjects. Learn more about photography, brush up your skills on the basics and learn how to optimise your camera for different situations. This will be an improver’s class designed to follow on from the Digital Photography course but other learners are welcome provided they have some knowledge of shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. It will have a creative and relaxed approach, where we will split the sessions to be both practical demonstrations and exercises with some discussion based activities too. On occasion and weather permitting there will be the opportunity to undertake a photography field trip in the city to get some practical knowledge and develop technical skills on location.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Use the basic settings on your DSLR to take the desired shot using the manual functions.
  • Have more confidence with taking photographs whatever the setting, location and lighting.
  • Use the cameras creative controls using both the auto and manual settings.
  • Have an improved awareness composition technique through practical tasks and discussion on what makes a good photograph.
  • Know how to use light to your advantage to ensure good photographs every time you press the shutter.
  • Use techniques and creative settings to improve your landscape, portrait, still life, documentary and action shots.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Tutorials and demonstrations of techniques; individual practical work; project work; group discussions; individual feedback.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Basic IT skills (basic use of mouse, keyboard, internet).
  • Interest in learning about digital photography.
  • No specific prior qualifications required.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

  • Pieces of work can be handed in for assessment and feedback will be given.
  • Classroom performance will be monitored and extra support can be made available where necessary.
  • You may wish to also develop a portfolio of your work that demonstrates learning and the development of through photography projects and homework tasks.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Additional work, including some research, planning and taking of photographs, will be useful for learners to complete between each lesson.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Pen, paper, a folder and a digital camera with cables for downloading pictures to a computer from your camera (or a memory card reader).


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Your tutor will advise.

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