DSLR Photography for Improvers
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Hele Road Centre 29/04/19 01/07/19 Monday 18.30 - 20.30 £103 £34

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This course follows on from the beginners course and assumes an understanding of how shutter speeds, apertures and ISO work together. The aim of the course is to build confidence using the camera and students are set weekly projects to explore composition and lighting. We will be using RAW files and explore the photographic genres in greater depth. Please bring your own DSLR camera, USB lead and manual to the first session. No compact cameras.

What topics will I study?

The emphasis is on a learning through a mixture of theory and practice and looking at the work of both historic and contemporary leading practitioners of the medium.

A different topic will be covered each week and students will be expected to photograph subjects between sessions and bring pictures into sessions to share their discoveries with the class. We will begin to work with RAW files.

What are the entry requirements?

You will have your own DSLR camera and a basic level of computer literacy.

What facilities are there?

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. All computers have Photoshop CS6. You can use this software outside of lesson time using the college learning centres. 

What can the course lead on to?

You may like to join your local camera club or join a foundation degree in photography. 

Are there any additional costs?


What do our students think?

A really worthwhile course both informative and reminding me of things I should be doing. A lively, enjoyable group of participants whose aspirations our tutor catered for admirably."

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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