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Impington Village College

Computing and Photography Courses

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - SUMMER SHOTS

Thursday 9 May for 5 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£50

Brief Description:

Do you want to know more about digital photography and be able to take your camera off its auto setting?  This course is suitable for learners with no or very little experience with photography / digital photography, who would like to become more confident when using their camera.  You will become familiar with the settings of your digital camera and learn how to produce good quality images. Weekly assignments will be set around the theme of summer (seasonal changes, colours, beaches and holiday images).

Content: file management, the menu systems, dials & buttons, exposure, depth of field, composition & rule of thirds, scene & priority modes.

For more information:

Website: www.tutorden.co.uk

Tutor email: tutorden@gmail.com

Course Aims:

  • Understand the basics of digital photography
  • Be able to hold a camera correctly
  • Become familiar with the settings and menu systems of a digital camera
  • Be able to produce images of a good standard

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Digital Camera

Memory stick

Notepad

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

9, 16, 23 May (No class on 30 May due to Half Term break.)

6, 13 June

 EXPLORING PHOTOGRAPHY, EXPANDING YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Monday 13 May for 6 weeks

10.00am – 12noon

£40

Brief Description:

Do you want to know more about digital photography and be able to take your camera off its auto setting?  This course is suitable for learners with no or very little experience with photography / digital photography, who would like to become more confident when using their camera.  It is also suitable for those wishing to develop their skills further.  You will become familiar with the settings of your digital camera and learn how to create and edit good quality photographs.

You will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Memory cards & file management
  • Menu systems, optical and digital zoom
  • Scene modes, composition & the rule of thirds
  • Priority modes, auto & program modes
  • Depth of field, shooting static & moving objects
  • Formatting & printing images
  • Landscape photography
  • Street photography and cityscapes

Course Aims:

  • Understand the basics of digital photography
  • Become familiar with the settings and menus of a digital camera
  • Produce images of a reasonable standard and make minor edits to those images
  • Ready images for producing good quality prints

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Digital Camera

Notebook & pen

Memory stick

Location:

Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9LN

Class Dates:

13, 20 May (No class on 27 May due to Half Term break)

3, 10, 17, 24 June

 MAKING BETTER VIDEOS WITH YOUR CAMERA/PHONE

Wednesday 1 May for 6 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£60

Brief Description:

Learn to make YouTube and social media videos, documentaries or just improve your family videos for sharing with friends and relatives. In this course, you will learn the skills of video storytelling from a TV professional, including camera, sound and editing, plus interviewing, presenting and the tools to construct a compelling story.

Course Aims:

  • Understand what equipment is best for your needs and how to use it
  • Learn what makes good camerawork, sound recording and editing
  • Try out the director’s toolkit of storytelling techniques
  • Learn to get good material from other people on camera
  • Practise analysing TV and YouTube shows for inspiration
  • Create your own short project to develop your skills

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Smartphone, DSLR or video camera

Notebook and a pen

For later sessions, a laptop or tablet with editing software will be helpful but not essential – software options will be discussed in early sessions

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

1, 8, 15, 22 May (No class on 29 May due to Half Term break.)

5, 12 June

PHOTOSHOP FOR BEGINNERS

Thursday 20 June for 5 weeks

7.00pm – 9.00pm

£50

Brief Description:

Learn how to change aspects of photographs to enhance the finished picture using the Photoshop program and its tools.

This course is suitable for beginners. A good understanding of using a computer is required.

Learners will have had the opportunity to explore the following techniques:

•           Using Layers

•           Using and understanding Histograms/Levels

•           Manipulation of images

•           Colour correction

•           Sharpening and Exposure changes.

•           Using Adobe Raw

For more information:

Website: www.tutorden.co.uk

Tutor email: tutorden@gmail.com

Course Aims:

  • Introduce learners to the Photoshop programme and its tools
  • Understand how to enhance a picture using different techniques
  • Produce good quality images

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Memory stick with images in raw format

Note pad

Pen

Location:

Impington Village College

Class Dates:

20, 27 June

4, 11, 18 July