Kings Weald Community Centre, Burgess Hill
13:00 - 15:00
2 hours x 8 sessions
Concessions available if you are: 65 or over or on a means tested benefit (evidence required)
What is the course about?
This photography course is for beginners who want to learn about photography and develop it into a creative hobby. It is a continuation from Part 3 and will introduce students to new creative techniques and approaches. Newcomers who have some camera confidence are welcome. This is a photography course focusing on creativity and fun with clear technical guidance. Ideal for DSLR cameras, mirrorless cameras and bridge cameras. This course is NOT suitable for compact or phone cameras. The course focuses on developing skills for improving the control of light, learning how the camera “sees” to make more creative images and learning how to best compose your images.
The course will engage with two major themes and students will be encouraged to develop their own responses to the themes in accordance with their photographic interests. Specific techniques will be taught as fitting for each theme exposing students to a wide range of both technical and creative possibilities. Weekly challenges will also be set for students to ensure there is always something for you to engage with regardless of other commitments, weather or project development. Students will learn which techniques best suit which genres of photography, how to creatively manipulate light, how to use different focal lengths to enhance creative outcomes, and how to apply strong compositional techniques to picture making.
Each lesson will focus on a core technique or theme and each week a challenge will be set to encourage you to explore these in greater depth. You will receive full support to ensure you are confident in undertaking any tasks assigned. There are practical demonstrations and tasks as well as presentations to ensure all students learn in a way that best suits them. Students will share their images in a secure online forum and benefit from tutor and peer to to peer support and formative feedback.
What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?
This course is suitable for students that have completed previous Take and Create courses, or more confident photographers who are used to using their camera in manual mode but want more creative direction.
What do I need to bring with me?
Camera. Memory Card, FULLY CHARGED camera battery.
Notepad and pen.
Are there any additional costs?
Ownership of a tripod is highly recommended but not essential. If you do not already own a tripod, advice will be given during the course should you wish to purchase one. There may be printing costs. You may need to purchase a memory stick. Travel costs may be involved with field trips.
What can I do next?
You might also like to progress to other Aspire Sussex courses developed to improve your skills for everyday life, employment, health and wellbeing or to explore a personal interest, see below.
Learning for Life: Develop your skills to support greater independence, including digital skills and skills to support family learning. Courses available include: Computer Skills for Beginners and Improvers, Microsoft packages, Creative Writing and British Sign Language.
Learning for Work: Develop your skills for the workplace, including to improve the chance of getting a job or to progress at work. Courses available include; Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills English and Maths, Digital Skills qualifications, and GCSE English and Maths.
Learning for Health & Wellbeing: Develop your skills to support personal wellbeing including confidence and independence through healthy body and mind and improved nutrition. Courses available include: Yoga, Mindfulness, Cooking/Nutrition and Art for Wellbeing.
Learning for Personal Interest: Develop skills to support your quality of life, gain cultural enrichment and personal fulfilment, encourage social interaction. Courses available include: Textiles, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Drawing and Painting, Pottery, Photography and many more.
Detailed information on or all these courses and many more can be found online or in our brochure. If you have any questions, please ask your tutor or contact aspire on 0345 601 01 61 or visit our website at www.aspiresussex.org.uk
Course LocationKings Weald Community Centre