9, 10 or 11 weeks
This course is designed for those who own a digital camera but do not understand why their photographs do not turn out how they expected.
You will learn about the various shooting modes and what the special terminology in the camera manual actually means. You will take part in practical exercises and projects relevant to your equipment and personal interests. You will also learn some basic photo editing.
You will be taught in a large IT suite by a highly experienced tutor. You will work in small groups and pairs in addition to working on your own personal projects.
There is no formal assessment on this course but you will be encouraged by the tutor to keep a portfolio of handouts, notes and examples of your work to show the progress you have made.
You could simply use the new techniques you have learnt by taking clearer pictures of a higher quality in your daily life or you may wish to pursue your interest of photography on a higher level course. You will be able to discuss this further with your tutor.
You will need to bring along your own digital camera (with a charged battery), the camera manual, a pen, paper, and a simple folder to each lesson. You may also be required to print some of your pictures to include in your portfolio.
A keen interest in the subject.