Photography Beginners

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About This Course

This course is suitable for those who have never used their SLR camera on the manual setting but who want to start experimenting and exploring its potential while also being creative with composition and light. In the first few weeks, learners will learn - how the camera settings work - basic techniques - how use camera settings appropriate to this level - how to use ISO and WB - how to use aperture and shutter speed creatively - basic camera care - how to take creative photos Once learners have developed the basics, some learners may - learn more advanced camera settings - learn different techniques - further their breathing techniques - continue to develop classical compo…

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About This Course

This course is suitable for those who have never used their SLR camera on the manual setting but who want to start experimenting and exploring its potential while also being creative with composition and light. In the first few weeks, learners will learn - how the camera settings work - basic techniques - how use camera settings appropriate to this level - how to use ISO and WB - how to use aperture and shutter speed creatively - basic camera care - how to take creative photos Once learners have developed the basics, some learners may - learn more advanced camera settings - learn different techniques - further their breathing techniques - continue to develop classical composition basics - continue to develop their photographic techniques and become more familiar with photographic terminology - become familiar with famous artists and photographers Towards the end of the term, learners may - take more advanced photographs - understand compositional choices - have control of manual settings - have worked in different lighting conditions - begin to work on developing their own style - being to work on sophisticated techniques (for those progressing very well) The pace at which the group works depends partly on how much practice is undertaken outside the lessons and on the learners within the group. Learners - will have developed manual techniques - will be able to create inventive compositions - will be able to use ISO in different lighting conditions - will know basic photographic terminology - will be able to use camera technology appropriate for this level of course - will be able to use different basic lighting techniques - will know how to take care of their cameras - will know some history of the photograph and be familiar with famous photographers Remember that this course is not your only source of learning! You can practice regularly and when possible, meet with other photographers and work together Learners are asked to bring a pencil/pen and paper and a digital SLR camera. Feedback from learners who recently attended this course: "A huge improvement in understanding my SLR camera and photography in general" "Getting to grips with the functions of the camera and becoming more confident"

Additional Notes

Any additional charges for materials have been listed separately above. Learners may need to purchase extra kit periodically throughout the course, the tutor will give advice. Gloucestershire College main sites have refectory facilities. Limited facilities are available in the evenings.

Entry Criteria

Our recreational courses generally appeal to learners aged 19 and older. There are no specific entry requirements for this course. You need to have a love of photography/Art and an enthusiasm for learning new skills. If you have taken advanced photographs in the past, please contact the recreational team on 01242 532128 and we can arrange for telephone contact with the tutor as necessary. Most recreational classes are set up for enrolments on a termly basis. The tutor will deliver a succession of topics which will introduce new elements and build on work covered in the previous terms. For many courses, new learners are welcome to join terms 2 and 3 but need to be aware that some self-study may be necessary to consolidate any missed learning. Tutors will review their planned curriculum with students at the start of each term.

Progression Details

You can progress from this course onto a more advanced intermediate level course or consider taking an A level or National Diploma in Photography.

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