This course is aimed at DSLR camera users that rarely get off auto mode, are a little confused by what all the functions of the camera do, and are a little uninspired by their photography. You will learn new camera functions and how to apply them to make creative images, by undertaking fun class challenges and home assignments. Learn the creative joy of photography, be inspired by some great photographers, gain confidence with your camera and make more interesting and dynamic photographs!
This course follows on from Part 2 BUT is also open to more confident photographers that may wish to join the course. Over the duration of the course we will develop the skills learnt previously while adding new techniques to your photography skill set. We will also look at different kinds of creative photography, such as Landscape photography, Long exposure photography, light painting, creative portraiture and macro photography. For those that have attended previous courses, there will be time to engage with your own personal projects and the tutor will tailor the course to encourage your own photography passions.
No entry requirements
A Dslr camera, memory card, fully charged battery, note pad and pen. A tripod would be ideal, but if not owned, advice will be given over the duration of the course. Feel free to bring any extra lenses and filters that you may wish learn about.
There will be tutor-led tutorials and hands-on practical exercises throughout the course with plenty of time allowed for you to explore and experiment. There will also be the opportunity for group discussions about a variety of photography topics and all subjects taught throughout the course will be supported by presentations, demonstrations and hand-outs. There will also be the opportunity to have lessons on location and hone your skills photographing Brighton Pier and Coast Line and the South Downs among other locations.
Learners will be encouraged to keep a learner diary and a folio of their images. This can be done digitally and via the PACA Moodle website. You will also get constructive and encouraging feedback on progress from the tutor and peers.
Assignments will be given for students to practise their new skills and engage with photography as a hobby. Assignments will be reviewed in class in a safe and positive environment for students to learn from, and be able to encourage each other’s progress.
Next academic year there is the possibility of an Advanced DSLR course being run that will focus on applying and practising techniques learnt to a range of exciting projects tailored made to students individual interests. This will only run to meet demand so ensure you express an interest and are signed up to the mailing list for news of new and exciting photography courses coming up at AAL.