Basic Digital Photography - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Learn the practical skills needed to make better photographs with your camera. Work in a professional studio and edit images using Adobe Photoshop CS6 industry standard software to balance colour/exposure, retouch blemishes and crop your images to perfection.

This course is for anyone with an interest in Photography, but more specifically those beginners who want to make the most of their sophisticated cameras to produce high quality images that stun friends and relatives. Our excellent facilities and expert instructors will help you make the most of your camera and nurture your observational skills so you leave with images you’re really proud of.

Topics include:

  • Your camera/lens- functions and systems
  • How the camera works- ISO, aperturesand shutter speeds
  • Basic shooting techniques
  • Still life and portraiture lighting
  • Importing images to Photoshop
  • Editing images and exporting them to the internet.
  • Facilities and tuition from professionals in a professional setting
  • How to compose images and ultimately how to make a better photograph
  • Social opportunities

Assessment Methods

You will take part in peer-assessment of each other’s work, but there is no formal assessment.

Progression Options

Continue onto the Photography Diploma upon completion.

Course Summary

Course Title Basic Digital Photography
Entry Requirements

You will need a digital camera with the camera’s USB lead connector – basic compact or SLR.

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An apprenticeship has been the best option for me since I benefit from working in the industry as well as gaining a qualification. College days give me time to work on my assignments and explore features in the software I haven’t covered at work. During the rest of the week, I develop client relationships which help build my confidence and improve my ability to express ideas.

Heidi Prole - Level 3 Apprenticeship in Graphic Design

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