How to Take a Photograph

About the course

Introduction:

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

or

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?

6 hours

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