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Digital Photography & Imaging: An Introduction Short Course

Date Attendance Time Course fee Location Action
24/10/16 – 21/11/16 5 weeks: Monday evenings 18.30 – 20.30 £195 Knights Park campus Book now

Course information

Why do this course?

The course is aimed at those with a working knowledge of digital photography wanting to proceed to the next intermediate level. You will be introduced to setting up photographic studio sessions and portraiture.

Course description

The course covers the very basics of digital photography including composition techniques. You will be shown practical demonstrations as how to use all the functions on your digital camera, how to avoid the pitfalls, and how to correct and enhance your digital pictures on the computer. 

The course will be studio-based but there will be assignments/projects given to you to undertake during the week for processing and editing at the next session. You will be given a beginners course in Photoshop, with the opportunity to manipulate your own photographs using the University's comprehensive digital imaging facilities. We will explain the technology and reasoning behind digital photography and introduce you to the processes involved in web publishing. 

Course structure

Students will be taken through what makes a strong photo, with references and examples of photographer's work, followed by an immediate hands-on session with cameras to put this theory in to practice. Throughout the sessions there will be student-led reviews, and the art of getting your photos on to the computers is covered at an early stage.

Students will learn all of the functions on their digital cameras and will be set short briefs that are open to interpretation. The actual technology of digital cameras will be talked through to give students a full understanding of how and why things work on their cameras and computers.

Once students have a good selection of images to work with they will be taken through an introduction in to Adobe Photoshop (industry-standard digital imaging software). This will cover image enhancement, photographic re-touching and special effects.

There will be a final review and feedback session, followed by some in-house printing. The final session will cover web publishing and avenues in to further self-promotion.

What to bring

A digital camera, memory card and memory stick. 

Course tutor

George Newton 

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