What is the course about?
A short taster in the learning environment of photography department courses. You will be taken through the process of taking photographs on your, or a City Lit, digital camera using a tripod and the procedure for downloading the images to a computer. You will then open your images in software and perform simple digital edits. Finally you will be shown how to create photographic quality prints. Please note there will be limited time to go through the settings on your camera. Our beginners' photography course is designed to teach you the camera functionality in detail.
What will we cover?
- Simple camera functions taster
- Simple shooting techniques taster
- Downloading images
- Image manipulation software (Photoshop) taster
- Printing taster.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use a tripod
- Download images onto a computer
- Import images into Photoshop
- Perform simple edits to a digital image
- Save images as jpeg files
- Print a photographic quality image.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is for beginners to photography and digital image manipulation. The course is ideal for people returning to learning.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught by tutor demonstrations, small group work, handouts, projected images of software interface, hands on computer work and individual support.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring a digital camera if you have one - you are welcome to borrow a City Lit camera during the hours of the course. You may also wish to bring a memory stick to take your images away with you.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We have a vast selection of photography courses. If you are a beginner we recommend the Photography for beginners course which runs multiple times throughout the year.