Photography for Beginners

Start date(s):
17 Jan 2018
Duration:
10 weeks
Level:
E-Level
Course Code:
1033710
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus
Attendance Pattern:
Evening
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
£185.00
Funding

Overview

This course will cover basic photography. You will learn how to understand your camera, use the right memory cards and accessories as well as basics controls. You will learn gain a basic understanding of exposure including auto mode, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual mode and much more.

Aims

This course aims to provide learners with a basic understanding of how to use a camera, and how to take images.
You will understand how to use memory cards and accessories, as well as the basic controls. The course will cover the use of exposure, auto mode, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual mode.

Modules

  • Introduction to course, understand the basic working of a camera, understand what makes a good photograph, and understand what makes a good photographer.
  • Understand the shooting modes on a camera, understand what shutter priority is, understand what Aperture Exposure is, and understand autofocus.
  • Understand the individual modes on a camera, understand ISO speed, and understand the principles of colour temperature understand what white balance is and why we should use it.
  • Understand the basic guidelines of picture composition, be able to crop a photograph to improve composition.
  • Understand the basics of landscape photography, understand the basic guidelines of motion blur photography, understand the basic guidelines of macro (close up) photography.
  • Understand the basic guidelines of portrait photography, be able to light and pose a model and use the correct camera setting, understand what happens in professional portrait photography.
  • Understand the basic guidelines of flash photography, be able to use full in flash, how to choose light sources, using off camera flash and slow sync flash.
  • Understand the basic guidelines of how to take high speed photographs.
  • Understand the concept of manual photography and how to adjust to the exposure required.
  • How to use exposure bracketing and histograms to improve exposure technique.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Lectures
2
Seminars
0
Work Placement
0
Assignment Feedback
0
Independent Learning
1.5

Delivery

Wednesday:
6.30pm-8.30pm
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

Every week you will engage in practical activities which will be assessed by your tutor. Question and answer activities will be delivered throughout the course.

Funding

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Fees and funding

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Additional Costs

You will need to supply your own digital camera and a tripod for this course.

Interview Instructions

You are not required to have an interview to gain access to this course.

Entry Criteria

There are no entry requirments for this course.