This course is designed for people who are comfortable using their camera and would like some new ideas and challenges in their photography practice. This is an opportunity to take time out to develop your interests, extend your skills and build your confidence in photography.
What will I learn on this course?
Each week you will be given a selection of different photography themed projects to choose from. These are designed to build your skills and help you think about photography and the world around you in new and creative ways. You can choose which projects you want to try, based on your areas of interest. Projects can take anything from 20 minutes to a couple of hours to complete, and it is entirely your choice which ones you do, how you approach them and how long you want to spend on them. If you wish, you can work in partnership with others. While most projects will focus on practical camera work, some will include the option of using image editing software and/or websites. You can learn how to upload your photographs and try different ways of altering them digitally. Some projects will involve online research and if you wish, you can explore history, events and cultures from around the world through imagery. Your tutor will be on hand to support you and provide help, guidance and practical tips throughout.
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?
You can use any type of camera on this course. Compacts, point-and-shoots and cameras on tablets or smartphones might all come in useful, depending on the projects and techniques you choose. You are advised to always bring a torch. You do not have to work at home although you may find that your skills progress more quickly if you practice between sessions. You can choose projects in advance or you may prefer to challenge yourself to complete projects with no preparation. The choice is yours and can change each week based on how you feel.
What could I do next?
You may wish to enrol on our Digital Photography Intermediate course, or you could try a course in animation or creative art. You could attend regular Photography Walks or join a local photography club. Alternatively, you could look at a photography qualification at GCSE or A level or explore professional options by applying for studio work experience placements.
Course Start Date(s)Various - please see prospectus for further details.
Course Length10 weeks