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Title

Introduction to Photography

Level

Beginners

Prior Knowledge

Please familiarise yourself with the basics of your own DSLR.



What Will I learn?

How to use your manual camera settings to achieve more creative control
Controlling and manipulating movement and depth for more professional images
Expanding technical and critical vocabularly
Explore composition, such as rule of thirds, leading lines and angle of view
Apply technical learnings and composition theories to your preferred genre
Practical exercises to include still-life, portrait and landscape

Subject Contents/Topics to be covered

By the end of the 4 week course you will:
Understand the features of your DSLR camera and best practice
Broaden your editing skills using desktop and mobile editing app
Express your creativity through stronger images by applying new ways of seeing

Teaching/Learning Methods

Classroom presentations. Demonstrations and individual practical exercises. Group discussions of images. Completing creative and technical briefs to upload online each week for feedback from tutor.

What Examinations Will I be Able to Take?

N/A

Assessment Pattern

Initial assessments of your abilities and interests will be made to help plan learning and to set personal objectives.
You will learn to evaluate your own work and recognise areas for improvement.
At the end of the course, you and your tutor will discuss and record what you have achieved and what you still need or want to learn.

Additional Costs to Students

None. Do not buy any equipment in advance of the course. Tutor will give advice on the course about which software to download or purchase.

What Extra Work Do I Need to Do Outside the Classroom?

To continue with your practice each week and upload to the shared drive, and to read the PDFs of the slides or any online resources.

Equipment Materials to be brought to the First Meeting

Bring your camera and batteries. Bring any lenses or tripods after the first lesson
Bring your personal learning objectives. Bring pen and paper or laptop to make notes.
A gmail account would be useful.

Progression opportunities

Further photography courses at CALAT such as NCFE Level 1

How to enrol

Enrolment online or in centre


Courses

Creative Arts - Introduction to Photography

  • Reference CTP118-22
  • Location: CALAT Central Croydon Centre
  • Start Date: 24 Sep 2022
  • End Date: 15 Oct 2022
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Time: Sat 12:00- 14:00
  • 18 places available
Fee BandAmount
Full Fee66.40
Concession49.80
Overseas114.90

Creative Arts - Introduction to Photography

  • Reference CTP641-21
  • Location: CALAT Central Croydon Centre
  • Start Date: 02 Jul 2022
  • End Date: 23 Jul 2022
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Time: Sat 12.00 - 14.00
  • Course Full
Fee BandAmount
Full Fee20.00
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