Digital Photography Advanced Year 3

Ref: C3671089

This course is for the more advanced photographers or for the people that have attended the previous courses. We will explore more difficult photographic concepts such as: Advanced Composition, Chiaroscuro, Droste effect, Hyper focal distance, Double exposure etc. Every week the students are tasked to submit in print a picture of a given topic. These pictures will be discussed with the whole class.

Course aim

A continuation course building on the photographic knowledge gained from previous courses.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This is a continuation course, but new learners are accepted if they have a base understanding of the camera and its functions.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • identify at least 5 different compositional rules in pictures.
  • use my camera in a more confident manner.
  • Understand the importance and limitations of light in a photograph.
  • Use DOF and rough Hyper focal distance calculations when making a picture.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • You will be asked to make a picture of a given topic for each session. Photo editing and research into the topic will be in your own time.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • A digital camera like a DSLR or Bridge camera is required. Compact cameras are at this point not suitable.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You have to have followed the previous courses.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Digital Photography Advanced Year 3 Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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