Digital Photography Beginners
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Start Date: 15th January 2019
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Day: Tuesday
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Duration: 5 weeks
Cost: £75
Course Overview

This course is ideal for those looking to develop their camera skills and who are complete beginners. This is an ideal course if you are interested in improving your photography skills and knowledge to advance your skills as a hobbyist or to prepare for employment in the sector.

This course is run by Lancashire Adult Learning. To enrol on this course please click here. 

What will I learn?

Learn how to make the most of your camera and how to use it for the best effect. You will learn to use manual controls, giving you full creative control. Whatever you prefer to photograph, this course will give you a basic knowledge of how to create the perfect picture.

Topics Include:

  • Composition
  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Shutter speed priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual settings
  • Aperture and shutter speed
  • Depth of field
  • Metering modes, Lens types, image quality settings
  • Camera accessories
  • Flash settings

 

How will the course be assessed?

There will be some group work and discussion, individual and pair work, one-to-one feedback and practical demonstrations.

Your teacher will set tasks for you to complete, including tasks to complete at home.  You will also be able to access our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle.  There will be a number of resources that you will use on your course and be able to access at home during and after the course finishes.

Throughout the course you will be given feedback both verbally and written on work produced.  In every class there will be different levels of skill and experience, so students will be encouraged to identify and work on own areas for improvement.  You will have an individual learning plan where you will, with your teacher, set individual targets you wish to complete.  Throughout the course you will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your teacher.

Students will be encouraged to practise and develop their new skills and knowledge not only during the lessons but also between lessons.  Students will be expected to complete an end of course quiz, take part in weekly critiques and produce an end of course mini photography portfolio

Materials and other information

Please bring your digital camera, instruction manual, USB lead or memory card reader.

You may consider investing in a USB storage device, an external hard drive, tripod, camera bag and UV filter; however this is not an essential course requirement.

Printing of your images must be done at your own expense.

Progression

Students can move on to:

How to Use Photography Online – Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest; Beginners Introduction to Windows Movie Maker; Tips to Protect Your Finances & Family Online; Social Media for the Terrified;  What is Online Cloud Storage-Taster and many more.

You may also want to access our free Functional Skills courses on ICT, English and Maths.

Interested?

We have a wide range of adult learning programmes to help you reach your goals.

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