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Digital Photography: Studio Portraits

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This course offers an introduction to studio photography techniques through portrait photography. It offers the opportunity to work with digital photographic techniques and image manipulation.

Scott Pickering

“I was looking for a course that was local to me, fitted around work and something that would give me an all-round grounding in using higher-end cameras, as well as the principles of taking a great photo. The Level 1 evening course at Bedford College was perfect for this and I enjoyed it so much I’ve since moved on to the Level 2.”

“The College itself and the location really help – we’ve got great landscapes around us with the river and trees, plus there’s often great events going on here too. For example, recently there was a performing arts student production on during our class so we were able shoot this and add to our experience.”

Scott Pickering - Photography NCFE Level 2 Certificate

Entry requirements

Although no formal entry requirements are needed, an interest in Photography would be an advantage.

Course content

The course will include:

  • An introduction to studio photography
  • Using the camera
  • Different  shooting modes
  • Composition and viewpoint
  • Studio lighting techniques, accessories and specific lighting set ups.
  • Downloading/capturing
  • Basic image manipulation e.g. cropping, adjusting levels

The workshops will enable you to develop skills and understanding in using digital based photographic studio photography techniques.

Assessment methods

There is no formal assessment on this course.

Further study and career options

Dependent on your experience and qualifications, you may choose to use this workshop to support your application to an Art & Design course, such as a National Diploma, Higher National Diploma or degree. There are a range of related courses that you may like study alongside this course, such as black and white photography or Photoshop.

Additional information

The course is taught in a studio environment. You should bring your own digital camera and will work on Adobe software on PCs for basic image manipulation.

Course information & how to book

Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please ring 01234 291000 or email for alternatives.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
4 week(s) 12/10/2017 Thu 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £78 Cauldwell Street L1069S1 Course in progress

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
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