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Digital Photography

This digital photography course for budding photographers aged 11–15 years old will teach you the fundamental skills and techniques photographers use in a fun, informative and inspirational way. Start your journey to better photography here!

Course overview

This highly practical course for young artists aged 11–15 years old runs on Saturday mornings and is available to study in either our autumn or spring term. Check out the term dates and other course details below.

Dates

Saturday 1 October 2022 – 19 November 2022

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Kamila Bernacka

Fee

£209

Class capacity

16

Dates

Saturday 28 January 2023 – 18 March 2023

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Kamila Bernacka

Fee

£209

Class capacity

16

Course details

This exciting course has been specially developed for young photographers and is a perfect programme for anyone brand new to photography. It offers project-based classes for anyone wanting to learn photography in a fun, engaging and exciting fashion.

Each week our aspiring photographers will learn a variety of new skills from the basic camera controls through to more advanced techniques whilst building their awareness of the visual elements and components of composition. Students do not need any previous experience and we supply the cameras, although students are welcome to bring their own photographic equipment if they like.

Throughout the course students will be guided to understand the technical elements of photography. Taught in easy-to-understand stages, they’ll be encouraged to 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 one of the most popular industry-standard programmes – Adobe Photoshop.

Our young photographers will be expertly led by their tutor through weekly projects, 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 understand how important young creative artists are – they've so much potential, untapped abilities, and enthusiasm. On this course they’ll be supported to fully explore their creative talent and future potential as a photographer.

We encourage our young artists to be themselves, and as such we harness a budding artists’ natural style and flair, therefore enabling them to utilise existing creative interests and acquire new skills in the development of their own unique creative visual language.

It goes without saying, too, that we ensure all our young learners are included, respected, and supported every step of the way on their creative journey with us.

  • Camera controls and functions
  • Lens theory
  • Light and exposure
  • Creative applications
  • Composition techniques
  • Creative camera settings
  • Post-production techniques

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.

  • To enable students to gain a broad introductory understanding of photography and creative photographic applications and provide a solid foundation in camera control for students to utilise in future photographic practice
  • Increase students' understanding of the many creative possibilities' photography offers in which to develop their own visual voice
  • Developed and display what students have learned by producing a set of photographic prints captured during a series of practical projects
  • Be provided with opportunities to use creative flair, experiment with new techniques and then refine them under the guidance of the tutor, setting them up well for endless possibilities of future image creation

  • Provide an essential understanding of camera controls
  • Deliver fundamental and extended creative camera techniques
  • Provide an opportunity for students to share and critique work in a positive and sensitive manner
  • Provide close guidance and ongoing measurement of student’s performance and development
  • Boost confidence and creativity!
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance

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

All course materials, including cameras, are included in the course fee.