Start photography

Course Dates: 18/10/21 - 01/11/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: PS - Photography Studio
Experience learning in the photography department. Shoot some digital images, download your pictures onto a computer, make simple edits using an image editing program (Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom) and create a high quality print to take away with you.
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Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00

Course Code: VY397

Mon, eve, 18 Oct - 01 Nov '21

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

A short taster in the learning experience of photography 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 (Apple mac). You will then open your images in software and perform simple edits. Finally you will be shown how to create prints on our exhibition quality Epson photo printers. Please note there will be limited time to go through the settings on your camera. Our beginners' photography courses are designed to teach you the camera functionality in detail.

What will we cover?

- Simple camera functions taster
- Simple shooting techniques taster
- Downloading images from your camera onto a computer
- 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 taster is for beginners to photography and digital image manipulation. The course is ideal for people returning to learning and who are considering a photography course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught by tutor demonstrations, small group practical work, handouts, projected demonstrations 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: stage 1 course which runs multiple times throughout the year. You will have the opportunity to discuss further courses with the tutor.

Michael Harding Tutor Website

Michael Harding was born in Canada, where he studied cinema and photography at Concordia University, Montréal, before moving to the UK. Since then, he has created striking images of architecture, art, people and landscapes for international blue-chip clients for their use in editorial, advertising and corporate applications. Michael’s work has won many industry awards, notably being selected in the Eleventh Association of Photographers Awards and further receiving a Merit Award in the Seventeenth Association of Photographers Awards. His work was selected for a Highly Commended Award in the Deutsche Bauzeitung “Visions in Architecture” European Architectural Photography prize. His work has been exhibited in both the United Kingdom and Canada. Michael has been Chairman, as well as President, of the Association of Photographers (AOP). The AOP is Europe’s most established organisation for professional photographers, working to ensure greater recognition for all professional photographers, as well as working to positively influence legislators in the UK and Europe for the benefit of all photographers.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.