Photography: Basic Camera Techniques (Beginners Digital Photography)
This course runs on our Kilwinning campus on a Tuesday evening and our Ayr campus on a Thursday evening from 6pm - 9pm for 12 weeks. These times include a period for shut down procedures at the end of the night.
You will be required to bring your own DSLR camera with you.
You will be introduced to all the technical details of using your camera but in a way that is easy to understand. During this course you will explore how we combine aperture/ISO/shutter speeds to produce your desired results. Your tutor will cover a variety of topics including portraiture, painting with light, landscape photography, rule of thirds and image composition. Each week you will be given homework projects designed to refine the shooting techniques and build your skills. By week 5 or 6 you should be shooting on manual mode having made the transition from automatic and will begin working towards your unit assessment.
Photography has an increasingly significant core function within the Creative Industries and also within the commercial and scientific community in Scotland. Employment opportunities in Photography continue in Scotland, but the required skill set has changed to reflect technological advances in the subject and the prevalence of digital photography, combined with the demands of employers for a technologically aware and flexible workforce. The camera has become both a tool and medium in almost every area of the Creative Industries. Fine Art practitioners are now embracing digital imaging technology and using it as a medium in its own right, or combining it with conventional photographic techniques.
The Photography Course at SCQF level 6 offers candidates the opportunities for an integrated, hands-on, skill development with clear exit paths to employment or progression onto further and/or higher education. Participants successfully completing this unit will receive a SQA unit in photography.
Progression may be to a Further Education programmes • Higher Education programmes • training or employment in the fields of photographers assistant, working as photographer in a local paper or working in an advertising agency.
This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA), depending on individual circumstances.
However, Skills Development Scotland have now closed ITA to new applicants and it is anticipated it will reopen in April 2019.
Please note this course is eligible to pay by instalments. Please contact our Finance department for further information on 01563 523501 Ext. 8558
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