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Creative Photography – Developing Techniques (Stage 2)

This intermediate photography course is ideal for students who already have some previous knowledge of digital photography and know how to use their cameras in full manual mode. The course explores more advanced camera functions, flash, elements of good composition and various creative techniques.

Course overview

2021 Dates

Summer term
Saturday 19 June, 3, 17 and 31 July, 14 August 2021

Autumn term
Tuesday 5 October – Tuesday 7 December 2021

2022 Dates

Spring term
Tuesday 25 January - Tuesday 29 March 2020

5 Saturdays 9.30-16.30 or 10 Tuesdays 18.00 - 21.00

Mark Gregory


Course details

You may have already completed the ‘Digital Photography – Essential Techniques’ introductory course and wish to build on your skills or have the existing knowledge to start your studies at this intermediate level.

Learning in our modern resource areas, our experienced tutor will provide you with exciting opportunities to experiment and develop your photographic skills in areas such as digital photography and creative image-making.

You will focus on a variety of areas of photography; our industry professionals and tutors will share with you a different aspect of photographic practice each week. Areas covered include camera functions, equipment, colour and workflow management, studio lighting, portraiture and still-life photography. You will also be encouraged to use your newly acquired knowledge and skills to develop your own photographic style and creative ideas.

Using industry-standard photographic equipment, you will begin to appreciate the controlled environment that photographers use. You will have access to various lighting and portable flash equipment, as well as other photographic equipment. You will also be introduced to image post-production platforms such as Adobe Lightroom.

Demonstrations will explain how to get the best from your photographic and imaging equipment, whilst there will be ample opportunity to discuss your images and techniques with fellow student photographers.

Project-based workshops followed by a final informal critique will help you evaluate your work and look at further study opportunities or professional practice routes.

  • 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

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

  • 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 detailing course contents, and study hours

We recommend you complete the ‘Digital Photography – Essential Techniques’ course or have an equivalent understanding of the subject; please contact the Short Course team if you wish to clarify if this course is appropriate for you.

A digital camera with manual controls and any accompanying equipment 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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Short Courses Booking Terms and Conditions

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

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