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A great course for those with some knowledge of photography and keen photographers. Some experience of using basic tools in Photoshop such as; Crop, brightness/contrast, colour balance, levels, hue/saturation, image size, clone, burn and dodge tools, would be helpful.

This course is a continuation from the 8-week course in Photography running here at Newbury College.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Be able to use sources of ideas for photography.
  2. Be able to develop ideas for photographic work, using appropriate equipment, techniques and processes.
  3. Be able to produce and present photographic work in response to a task or theme.

Themes going to be covered:


Incorporating key aspects of photography into everyday photography:

  • Lighting
  • Leading lines
  • Rule of thirds
  • Depth of Field
  • Composition
  • ISO
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed

  • Taking photographs of groups
  • Exploring narratives
  • Responding to a theme


Further experience in using Photoshop tools

  • Working with layers
  • Applying layer masks
  • Combining images together using layer masks

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


Learners should have completed the 8 week Digital SLR Photography course, or have equivalent experience.


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.

Home Study

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.

Work Placement

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.

Additional Information

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.

99807/DF 192001 Tuesday 25/02/2020 28/04/2020 19:00 - 21:00 £125.00

Please be aware that this course has already started. Please call 01635 845000 to check if spaces are available.

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