This course is a mixture of studio and computer-based activities.
From setting up your lighting to editing your final images, this course will cover everything you need to know to become an accomplished photographer of the future.
This course is ideal for school or college students who are interested in photography or might wish to use photography as part of their studies.
Studio experience is not necessary, but an understanding of Photoshop will be useful (but not essential).
On this course you will:
- plan and execute your own portraiture, movement and still-life shoots
- receive demonstrations in lighting in a studio setting
- take photos on location
- learn how to edit your photographs using Photoshop.
What will you gain?
At the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate that you are competent in photographing and editing your work.
You will also have a set of images to enhance your portfolio.
Level: Open to all
Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for photography and the arts, and an interest in developing your creative and technical skills.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.
You’ll find full-size photography studios, equipped with backgrounds and Profoto lighting, and comprehensive Mac editing suites with software for photography editing including Adobe Creative Cloud.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Tutor profile: Annette Foster has been a practicing artist and lecturer for the past 21 years.
She's shown work nationally and internationally working with performance art, visual performance, photography, video, object making and costume design.
Her practice is process driven and interdisciplinary in approach.
Annette has a BA in Fine Arts from Montana State University, and an MFA in Multimedia Performance from Arizona State University.
She was awarded a three year Forward Thinking Artistic Fellowship from Future Factory at the Bonington Galleries, Nottingham Trent University which allowed her to move to Nottingham from Seattle, Washington, USA.
She has a PGCE in Life Long Education and has been an art and design lecturer in the US, Nottingham and Canterbury.
She is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Kent School of Art.
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Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed.
Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award?
This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 12
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