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Photography

Our digital photography course teaches you the fundamentals in a fun, informative and inspirational way. Start your journey to better photography here!

Course Details

The course has been specially developed for young photographers, and is a perfect programme for anyone brand new to photography. The course is aimed at students aged 11-15 years, and offers project-based classes for anyone wanting to learn photography in a fun, engaging and exciting fashion.

Each week students will learn a variety of new skills from the very basic camera controls through to more advanced techniques whilst building their awareness of the visual elements and components of composition. Students don’t need any previous experience and we supply the cameras, although students are welcome to bring their own photographic equipment if desired.

The course will allow students to understand the technical elements of photography, taught is easy to understand stages, then employ their own creative ideas and personal perspectives to produce both technically proficient and visually exciting images. Students will also be introduced to the basics of digital post-production using the industry standard application - Adobe Photoshop CC.

Course tutor, Kamila Bernacka, will guide students through individual projects each week, which will include talks and demonstrations delivered in a fun and interactive fashion that provokes student interaction, sharing of ideas and collective appraisal of work produced.

We at AUB understand how important young creative artists are in having so much potential and with so much ability and enthusiasm, students will have support and guidance from their dedicated tutor and course assistant to fully explore their creative talent and future potential as a photographer.

  • Portraiture
  • Digital Collage
  • Image Manipulation
  • Painting with Light
  • Landscape Photography
  • Portfolio Review

During the course students will have the opportunity to explore various themes and genres of photography. Throughout the sessions they will improve their critical understanding, as well as, development and execution of ideas.

The course will provide a fun and encouraging environment in which students can experiment and test their creativity and improve their digital and photographic skills.

  • Introduction to basic Photoshop tools and techniques
  • Understanding of basic camera controls
  • Improve presentation skills and develop critical understanding of the work of others
  • Improve fundamental art and design skills
  • Boost confidence and creativity!
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance

Term Dates Time

Autumn term

23, 30 October | 6, 13, 20, 27 November | 4, 11 December 2021

09.30-12.30

Spring term

22, 29 January | 5, 12, 19, 26 February | 5, 12 March 2022

09.30-12.30

Meet your tutor

Hi! I’m Kamila. I’m a photographer from Poland currently living in Fareham. My work is mostly based around exploring ideas of nostalgia and a sense of belonging through photographs. I mainly work with traditional photography, however, the digital side of the medium also plays a big role in my practice. I believe photography is an amazing medium that allows us to record the world around us and express our feelings and imagination through art.

Entry requirements and fees

Ideally students should be aged between 11-15 years and be prepared to bring lots of energy and enthusiasm!

This course costs £199 and all course materials are provided by AUB.

Students at work

Contact the team

If you have any questions, get in touch with the Saturday Art School team on 01202 363222 or at saturdayartschool@aub.ac.uk.