Monday 20 January-23 March 2020 (plus Saturday 15 February 2020)
Wednesday 22 January-25 March 2020 (plus Saturday 29 February 2020)
Saturday 1 February-28 March 2020 (1,15, 29 February, 7, 14 and 28 March 2020)
10 Monday evenings 18.00-21.00 and one Saturday session 9.30-16.30
10 Wednesday evenings 18.00-21.00 and one Saturday session 9.30-16.30
6 Saturdays 9.30-16.30
This introductory photography course explains how your camera works and teaches you all you need to know about how to operate a camera, in order to achieve creative control in your photography.
During this information packed 10-week course, your tutors Mark Gregory and Pete McKinley, who possess many years’ experience in both the industry, as tutors at Arts University Bournemouth and as professional photographers in their own right, will guide you through this introductory course in easy to understand stages.
As your course progresses through a series of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions, you will be guided through the fundamental principles and practices of photography. You will begin to understand what essential ingredients and components make for captivating images, as the course progresses you will witness your photography improving with your newfound knowledge and skills.
You will learn how to take control of your digital camera, appreciate the full creative potential whilst being introduced to the fascinating world of image capture. You will explore the work of celebrated photographers, and learn how to really ‘see’ as a photographer and create more interesting and meaningful pictures.
You will develop a fundamental understanding of camera functions including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, lens control and picture-making components, such as composition, framing, subject and lighting.
This course is the first in a series of specialist Photography programmes, and is recommended for anyone requiring a good fundamental knowledge of the subject.
THE COURSE INCLUDES
- History of Photography
- Light and Colour
- Camera controls
- Shutter, Aperture and ISO control and relationship
- The lens, focal lengths and uses
- Depth of Field and Field of View
- Metering and Histograms
- Tones and Zones
- Colour temperature & White Balance
- Digital Imaging, sensors, work flow and file formats
- Mid-session assignments
The course aims to:
- Provide you with solid foundation of understanding in camera control
- Develop your appreciation of photography and masters of photography – past and present
- Provide a technical understanding of camera functions
- Develop knowledge and understanding through a series of practical exercises
Course Outcomes and Assessment
- 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
No previous knowledge or experience is required, only a passion to learn and develop within the subject.
What you need to bring
A digital camera (including instruction manual) with access to full manual controls, this could be a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera or a Bridge camera.
A tripod is useful also.
Access to a computer between sessions to upload and save your photographs to USB stick.
All additional course materials provided as part of the course fee.