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Level: N/A

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 6

Hours: 2.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Thursday 18:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 85.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course is suited to those interested in both black and white film and digital processes.

Over the course of the six weeks, you will learn about different types of cameras, their components and the varied results that can be achieved.

You will try your hand at manual settings and will explore composition and exposure, slow and fast shutter speeds and depth of field. You will also have the opportunity to use further equipment and accessories including  studio lighting and editing software.

Entry requirements

You should be aged 19+. There are no
formal entry requirements for this experience - you just need a keen interest in photography!

Please note that there will be two course breaks over the duration of this course. It will conclude on Thursday 8th December 2016.

Please contact the Learning for Leisure team for further information.


Course Content

Week 1. Intro to black and white film photography

- Camera types and components
- Exposure and composition
- Using a Pentax K1000

Week 2. & 3.  Working in the darkroom

- Developing your film
- Introduction to the darkroom
- Scanning negatives and using the darkroom to create prints

Week 4.  Intro to digital photography

- Digital cameras and components
- Shooting manual on a Nikon D7100
- Using studio lighting

Week 5. Working in the studio

- Experimenting with shutter speed and aperture

Week 6. Post production

- Editing photographs

How will I be assessed?

There are no assessment criteria - just observe, have a go and enjoy!


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Materials will be provided and are inclusive of the price paid.  We will also provide each learner with a digital camera to use throughout the sessions. If preferred, please feel free to bring along your own digital camera! 

Learners are advised to bring their own USB stick to save their work.


What can I do after this course?

To be announced.





* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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