This course is an introduction to the basic functions of the Digital SLR camera. It teaches a range of photographic techniques to help students take great images.
This course is suitable for complete beginners and those wishing to build upon their existing skills, supported by examples from the tutor and other photographic works. Techniques and equipment are explored through mini projects. It is expected that at the end of each eight week term students will have developed, refined, produced and printed a series of photographs based on set themes.
Over the duration of the course the following will be covered:
Basic SLR camera techniques such as: Aperture, shutter speed, ISO, Macro, Rules of thirds and cropping and White Balance. During the studio sessions, students will explore lighting studio techniques. Students will be shown how to create good composition within an image and use these techniques within the Photoshop programme.
- To explore how to use the DSLR manually to take images to using the correct ISO, Shutter Speeds and Apertures
- To produce a series of good constructed images on location and in the studio
- To produce images that have been digitally manipulated using Photoshop
*PLEASE NOTE: The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolments. Newbury College reserves the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled student will be notified approximately one week prior to the start date.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
There are no specific skills required for this course.
This course contains a short accredited qualification, which consists of planning and carrying out several different photography projects using a range of taught skills. Students keep a portfolio and photographic evidence of work which will be assessed internally by Newbury College and also externally via the awarding body. Upon successful completion of the qualification, students are awarded the Level 1 Award in Learning, Employability and Progression for Photography.
Informal assessment of student progress on the workshop will take place at the beginning, middle and end of the course. Assessment will take the form of discussion, both on an individual basis and as part of a group and from tutor observation.
Students will be expected to take photographs outside of the session times and bring these to class with them each week to discuss with tutor.
Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.
Students can progress onto a range of other media based course at Newbury College.
Fees and Additional Costs
Students may wish to print their work out and this can be done through the College or local photographic dealers.
Students will need to bring their own digital SLR camera. They should also bring a ring binder folder for hand-outs and a notepad and pen for taking notes.