If you are attracted by the creativity and expressive aspects of photography – then this course is for you. With the chance to learn digital photography techniques in our dedicated studio, you will be able to create a portfolio of stunning images.
What will I study?
This is an exciting, stimulating subject that encourages creative self-expression. Photography at Sir John Deane’s College is about students and tutors working together in a supportive, dynamic atmosphere.
You will learn about different technical aspects of photography including lighting, depth of field, lenses, and instruction in ‘Photoshop’. You will be expected to learn how to present your images using a variety of sources for inspiration including ‘The Environment’, ‘Still life’ and ‘Figure / Portrait’. You will focus on digital photography and manipulation rather than traditional darkroom practice and wet media. Digital portfolios are created using Powerpoint presentations combined with a full set of Inkjet prints for all final work.
Students will have access to PCs with Photoshop and there are a selection of DSLR cameras, lenses and tripods which we loan out. We do rely on students generally having their own kit to back this up.
Students are taken to galleries in the area as well as on location days. You are also encouraged to actively seek your own venues and locations for image making.
Where might it lead?
Students go to university to study for a degree in any aspect of the photography world including: editorial work, fashion, fine art, forensic, and industrial work. All of these relate directly to areas of employment. When coupled with another creative option such as Art or Textiles, the options are wide ranging in the creative industries.