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Creative Photography – Developing Techniques (Stage 2)

Have you ever wanted to try your hand shooting in a professional studio, making powerful portraits, creating still-life masterpieces, or composing striking night-time images? Then this exciting, revamped course is the course for you.

Course overview

This practical course is available to study in either our spring or autumn term. Check out the term dates and different course options below.

Dates

Tuesday 4 October – Tuesday 13 December 2022

Please note, there will be no session on 25 October.

Duration and times

10 Tuesdays 18.00–21.00

Tutor

Sam Rose

Fee

£349

Class capacity

16

Dates

Tuesday 17 January – Tuesday 28 March 2023

Please note, there will be no session on 14 February.

Duration and times

10 Tuesdays 18.00–21.00

Tutor

Sam Rose

Fee

£349

Class capacity

16

Course details

This course has been revamped for autumn 2022 with new tutor Sam Rose at the helm. The course structure and content has been dramatically revised to offer you a more in-depth and exploratory look at creative photography. You’ll be challenged in new ways to enhance your existing skills and the studio sessions will be more hands-on than ever before.

In this intermediate course you’ll be expertly guided by your tutor to explore a wide range of photographic techniques, practices and more over 10 weeks of enjoyable and challenging creative photography. You’ll take your image-making to a new level, develop your skills, and explore where you might want to take the art form in the future.

In the tradition of ‘Bake Off’ and ‘Sewing Bee’ – but without the eliminations! – each week you’ll delve into a different aspect of the profession which aims to help you to explore it in your own way. You’ll use our state-of-the-art studios and dedicated learning spaces and experience shooting outside on-location, either on or off-campus, to experiment with different approaches.

The course involves a range of approaches, including learning from famous photographers, ‘reading’ of photos, group and individual critiques of your photography, mini-workshops with professionals, projects, and demonstrations. However, the emphasis will be on practical work, helping you to explore areas that work for you; individually and as a group.

We expect you to know your camera’s functionality to a reasonable degree, and highly recommend you've already completed the Digital Photography – Essential Techniques introductory course, but there’ll be a chance to recap the basics if needed as well as the opportunity to look at workflow functionality with Adobe Lightroom.

Above all else, to get the most out of this course you must have a passion for photography, the desire to learn, a drive for creativity and a sense of fun.

  • Extended understanding of camera controls and advanced features
  • Exploring photographic practices and genres
  • Benefits of ancillary equipment, such as, speedlights and portable flash
  • Post-production options and applications
  • Individual and group project based assignments
  • Outside on-location shooting, either on or off campus
  • 'Reading' photos
  • Mini-workshops with professionals
  • Studying famous photographers and their techniques

Find out more by clicking the profile below.

The course aims to:

  • Provide you with more knowledge, skills and confidence
  • Develop your understanding and enhance creative control
  • Enhance your technical skills
  • Develop a deeper appreciation of photography
  • Explore where you might want to take the art form in the future

  • Tutorials and ongoing course critique will offer you essential guidance and measure overall performance
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance. To request your certificate email the team at shortcourses@aub.ac.uk

Students must must have a passion for photography, the desire to learn, a drive for creativity, and a sense of fun.

We expect you to know your camera’s functionality to a reasonable degree, and highly recommend you've already completed the Digital Photography – Essential Techniques introductory course, but there’ll be a chance to recap the basics if needed.

Suitable for photographers aged 18+.

  • A digital camera with manual controls
  • Camera tripod
  • Any accompanying equipment that you wish to use

All additional course materials provided as part of the course fee.

Important information about evening and weekend courses

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How to Enrol

Looking to book onto one of our Evening and Saturday courses? You’ll find everything you need to book your place here.

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FAQs

If you have any questions about our Evening and Saturday Short Courses, you may find the answers in here.

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Short Courses Booking Terms and Conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking onto our Evening and Weekend courses.

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