This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.
The Advanced projects course is the third in the sequence of photography courses available at both Canterbury and Sittingbourne centres. It is aimed at students who already have a high level of technical ability but who are looking to engage with the subject of photography. The course covers advanced technical applications such as flash photography, zone metering (as well as other advanced metering techniques), focusing modes, RAW file conversion, photoshop elements and printing techniques (although it should be noted that students will not be printing at the centres). It also looks at photographic theory and the history of photography in order to better equip students with the skills and understanding necessary to communicate meaning through their work.
The course takes the form of a single, self-directed photographic project. Students get guidance and feedback from the tutor as well as other students during the sessions but are encouraged to undertake a project that is of their own design.
During the course you will be exposed to a number of photographers and their work and encouraged to analyse and discuss this work, thereby strengthening your ability to critique form, style and meaning.
The end point of this course comes with the display of your final project to the group and advice about what you can do next.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: John Migden
John Migden has been a professional photographer for twelve years and in that time has been published across a wide variety of media. In addition to co-running a commercial photography company, he specialises in Social Documentary, Portraiture and Travel Photography. He has taught in a variety of formal and informal educational environments and has written articles and essays about the history and techniques of photography.
How will I be taught?
Please note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors. They will use variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instruction, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.
What do I need to bring with me?
Your camera, at least one lens, a fully charged battery and a USB or portable storage device. Although you do get sent notes via email it is a good idea to make your own notes and so it is advised to arrive with the relevant stationary.
What can I do next?
As this is the third and final course in the sequence of photography courses the only option available to students within Adult Education is to repeat the Advanced Projects course. Many students do this and find it incredibly useful to do so.
What do I need to join the course
You will need to have either completed both the Beginners and Improvers courses or have an advanced understanding of technical photography, including being able to use your camera on all manual settings.
You will need a USB or portable memory device, a DSLR (or comparable) and ideally your own copy of some form of photo editing software.
Although you learn about flash photography you are not expected to have your own prior to the course starting.
Getting to your course
Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/109378/K/LC.
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