About the course
Practical photography is a course which is for the enthusiastic beginner photographer. Its aim is to take the fear out of photography, make you more confident and really enjoy your photography; whether it be on a daily basis, special occasions or just on holiday.
What are the entry requirements?
An interest in practical photography is the only thing you need.
How long is the course?
9:30-4:30pm for one day
2x Evenings 5:30pm-8:30pm
What will the course involve?
The course will mainly be practical and as a group we will go out to take photographs and start to understand what makes a ‘good’ image, as well as a little bit of reviewing and reflection of the work so that you know what to do next.
How long will I be learning?
What equipment will I need?
- A camera: this can be any kind of camera from a DSLR to a normal point and shoot (pocket camera) As long as it is digital so that we can look at the images you take!
- Note book and pen
- Packed lunch
- Sensible shoes for walking and waterproof
You can also bring any other equipment you have that you may wish to use or learn more about.
How will I know if I am making progress?
The essence of the course is for you to understand what you are looking at when you take a photograph. How to use certain techniques to get a ‘better’ photograph.
What course work will I be expected to complete?
None- this is purely practical and for your own self- improvement.
What can I expect to learn from this course?
- Understand the differences in photography
- Understanding equipment
- Landscape or portrait
- Framing a photograph
- How to use the light
- Taking away the jargon
What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?
- Digital Camera: Lighting Principles and Camera Functions
- Photo Manipulation
- Level2 and Level 3 City and Guilds in Photography