• Art and Design

    Portraiture Skills (Studio Photography)

  • Attendance/Duration

    This course runs on our Ayr campus on a Tuesday evening from 6pm to 9pm for 12 weeks.

  • Cost


  • Start Date

    From 4 Sep 2018

  • Campus Availability


What's Involved

DSLR camera or an inter changeable lens camera

Through Lectures and Practical Tutorials;

Basic camera operation;

  • Mode of shooting, Aperture, Shutter speed, ISO and camera settings
  • Camera and lens choice
  • A basic history of portraiture and contemporary photographic practice
  • Photographic Composition
  • Exposure and Evaluating light
  • Natural Light, reflectors and shaping light
  • On and Off camera Flash, lighting for location
  • Lighting for the Posed Studio Portrait

Uploading and manipulating the digital image in Lightroom or Photoshop. Basic editing and optimizing the portrait in Photoshop.

The course will require some short written aspects, noting and describing techniques and learning process.

Funding and Fees

This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA), depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to our Funding and Fees tab to the right. Apply for your funding now to ensure it is in place before your course starts.


For further information please call 0300 303 0303 or email: businessdevelopment@ayrshire.ac.uk

Start Date

4 Sep 2018