This course is for extremely keen photographers who have a firm grasp of the basics, and want to build on their knowledge further. By the end of the course you should have one or more images you are really proud of, and even used in a portfolio. You will learn: How light quality and direction affects photos; Benefits of RAW images and how to process them; Common studio lighting setups, including portraits; Using the histogram to judge exposure and during processing. We may be inviting in a guest speaker in Week 10, either Carl Court, a staff photographer at Getty Images, or Carmen Valino, a successful freelance photographer. They will show a selection of their images, talk about the stories behind them, and what it's like working as a professional photographer.
This course is suitable for those who have successfully completed our Digital SLR Photography for Beginners course, and for those meeting the following criteria: You must own a digital SLR camera and preferably an external flashgun and memory card reader/USB stick. You will already be confident using your SLR's controls and menus. You must be familiar with focus, aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they are used to affect the picture and exposure. You will be comfortable using Manual mode; You must have no trouble producing sharp and well-exposed images; You must be confident performing everyday computing tasks such as manipulating files and directories, using the web and email, uploading files, attachments, etc. Basic knowledge of image processing software is desirable but not essential; Internet access outside class time is required. We also have a student work room you are free to use any time during the course, free of charge; You must be enthusiastic and willing to spend at least 2 hours every week on the assignments set; You must be willing to show and discuss your homework images as part of a group review each week.
I started the course with little confidence in my photography skills, however week by week the confidence in my ability has grown, nurtured by an excellent tutor. Not only has it given me a greater appreciation of photography, it has allowed me to explore and find my creative side. Its a great course and I'm looking forward to progressing onto the improvers course.
I came on to this course looking for something new to learn and found my whole outlook to life changing for the better. The course has been wonderful in its delivery, full of enthusiasm by a tutor who obviously is passionate about the field he works in. This was also demonstrated to us by his ongoing support for us in and out of the classroom every week. I feel that I have a healthier way of seeing and valuing my like after this course and for that I am grateful. Looking forward to next term
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