Course Overview

The aim of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional photographer or as a keen hobbyist. This is an up-to-date and massively comprehensive course covering every aspect of photography. We encourage you to develop a critical and contextual understanding of photographic image making, and seek to extend your visual and intellectual awareness and independent thinking, and promote your conceptual and creative originality.
A qualification for students who wish to progress onto Higher Education in commercial move straight into industry. This is an exciting programme developed to introduce photographic communication media. Through inventive projects you will develop digital and traditional skills that are highly desirable and recognised as industry standard. It will stretch you to communicate visually and think outside the box. You will be encouraged to apply your imagination, problem-solving skills and studio practice. It will help you build a unique and contemporary portfolio. You will gain an experience of what it is like to work in the industry.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Nearly all of our courses have no formal entry requirements, either prior qualifications or experience. We allow people who have missed out on education to fulfil their potential and achieve qualification that will see them succeed forward in their career. We believe that it is the qualifications and practical experience with which our students leave, rather than those with which they enter, that count. However an initial assessment may be given.

We believe that it is the qualifications and practical experience with which our students leave, rather than those with which they enter, that count.

1. An Introduction to Digital Photography

This unit looks at the basics of camera controls and rules to start taking simple images while utilising the knowledge covered in this unit. Students will understand the history of Digital Photography, and what equipment they will need to suit what level they would like to progress in photography. Students will understand aperture, f/stop and depth of field to be able to use these in a single image.

2. Digital Photographic Composition

This unit looks at progressing from unit 1, and applying new techniques to broaden skills. Students will learn what file format is best for shooting with depending on the style of photography required. Students will understand exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to improve on their shots from unit 1. Lighting will be covered in natural and artificial light and how best to use it with the advantage of reflectors.

3. The Practicalities of Digital Photography

This unit looks at the practicalities of photography and the steps forward in producing quality images that can be ready for family and friend or clients. Three specialities are covered in family, portraits and weddings and a brief section on other specialities. This unit looks at giving a more professional critique of the students work and highlighting the professional practice.

4. Applying your Digital Photographic Skills

This final unit looks at the progression that can be taken by the student. It focuses on possible paths and utilising the previous skills covered. Students will learn about the difference between studio light-ing and portable and what is suitable for their own needs, what fees and charges they can look to set for their personal photography or at a business rate. New Photoshop and digital editing suits and basics covered. Some career opportunities will be explored and students will gain an insight into what route they may wish to take.

5. Visual Recording in Art and Design

This module aims to extend your ability to select and visually record from a range of sources in order to communicate information to different audiences using appropriate presentation methods and for a range of specific purposes.

6. Photography Location Techniques

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the equipment and techniques needed to start using photography on location. You will develop your location photography skills when using equipment and techniques to create your own location photography.

College certificate of attendance and most importantly the valued skills you will take away.

If you have a learning difficulty, disability or medical condition that means that you may require additional learning support during your studies, please ensure that you discuss this with the admin team before enrolling on a course. It is essential that this is discussed at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure that the college has the resources available to meet your support. For the study of this course it is recommended that students purchase a small hard drive or 8 gigabyte USB memory stick/flash drive to backup important coursework.




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2 to 4 Weeks



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General Enquiries

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