Photography for Health
Ideally you will bring your own digital camera or Smartphone. No photography experience is necessary.
What will I learn on this course?
The course is designed to be stress-free, relaxing and enjoyable. Mostly practical in nature with a little theory to support the activities, you will gain an understanding of how to create beautiful, captivating photographs by learning both how to use your camera/phone and by learning, in a clear and straightforward way, how the brain perceives and processes visual information. Throughout the course you will learn about a variety of basic photography principles and camera functions. These could include framing and composition, lighting, colour, monochrome, focus and shutter speed. You will also learn how to see the world around you in a different way, known as developing your own ‘photographer’s eye’. This will help you spot details that we usually do not notice and perhaps see beauty in everyday places and things. In addition, you may wish to experiment (with full support from your tutor) with some more unconventional photographic skills and techniques to enable you to explore your own creativity and have a bit of light-hearted fun.
Assessment and Awarding Body: non-accredited
Activities and work will be assessed by your tutor.
You will be expected to attend every week. If you cannot attend, you will be set work to ensure you meet your learning outcomes.
What else do I need to know?
Ideally we will go for gentle walks outside, taking photographs along the way. This will be weather dependent. In the case of adverse conditions we will continue with activities indoors.
What could I do next?
This course forms a good introduction to Digital Photography Beginners.