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Digital Photography - Advanced Project Course

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Level 1
13:00 - 15:00
12 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

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 c

Please note:- If you are storing any data/images on transferrable data devices (memory sticks, portable hard drives, etc), please make sure that you have back-up files saved at home and when removing devices have followed the 'safely removing hardware' guidelines on the PC.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
- use your camera more confidently
- understand more about functions and settings
- use photography techniques to take better pictures
- use more functions in the software to manipulate your pictures

There will be a little 'homework' after some sessions, e.g. taking photos to use in the next session, but you will also probably want to practise what you have learned.
There is no qualification for this course.

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.

View all courses taught by John Migden here

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?

Please do not buy anything especially for this course before it starts. You will need to bring your digital SLR camera, the instruction manual, the USB lead to connect to the computer and a memory stick.

What can I do next?

The Digital Photography - Improvers Continuation or Advanced Projects course.

What do I need to join the course

For those with some experience and/or those who have attended a beginners course, who have their own digital SLR camera and would like to develop their photography and image manipulation skills.

Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/112442/K/LC.