Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is for individuals keen to learn more about their own digitial SLR camera through exploration and making creative use of natural and artificial lighting to take better photographs.

What does the course involve?

The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of some basic lighting principles using natural and artificial light both inside and out of doors.  Each week the group will explore a particular lighting technique making better use of the functions provided with the camera.

The topics covered will include some first principles, natural lighting, shooting with a strobe or camera flash, conquering poor lighting, outdoor flash photography and will look at assembling the basics of a home lighting toolkit.

What makes this course special?

This course will make use of the excellent facilities within the Arts House making use of the dark room, TV studio and Mac Suites as well as making use of the areas within walking distance of the Taunton Campus including built and more natural environments.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the course. You will need to have access to your own Digital SLR camera, strobe/off camera flash and have a desire to get better acquainted with it.

What are the assessment methods?

There are no formal assessments on this courses but you will be given plenty of feedback by the tutor to enable you to improve and progress through each week.

What are the progression options?

There are a number of options for progression routes including a Photography Diploma and Advanced Photography Diploma.

Further Information