Photography: Essential Skills and Creative Approaches (one week)
Monday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, one week
Indicative maximum class size: 15
This course is responding to the huge growth in ownership of digital SLR (DSLR) cameras.
It is designed to take you through the basic science, technology, craft and art of photography, and to develop your knowledge and skills so that you can create technically sound, interesting, professional images.
You can see more about the course on our Youtube channel here.
Please bring with you to the first session:
*An entry-level DSLR or Compact System Camera with a basic 'kit' lens is the recommended starting point for equipment on this course.
There are a large number of options on the market and, whilst we don't favour any particular brand specifically, Nikon, Canon and Sony are all well regarded.
Owners of mid-range or professional DSLRs/Compact System Cameras are of course also welcome on the course, and during the course we address the pros, cons and differences between more expensive cameras.
We wouldn't recommend upgrading specifically to a more expensive mid-range camera ahead of the course, as these discussions will give valuable insight into your buying decision.
If you currently own an ageing entry-level DSLR there is certainly something to be gain from upgrading to a newer model, however it isn't essential to upgrade ahead of the course.
You can always start the course with your existing equipment and consider upgrading during or after the course, armed with all your new knowledge.
In addition to a basic DSLR and lens there is some other equipment which is desirable, but not essential: