Discover a dynamic range of skills and knowledge in basic
photography and explore your creative potential through this
introductory evening class. The photography department at Edinburgh
College offers a fantastic range of dark rooms, studios and digital suites.
Here you will use professional and top-of-the-range camera
equipment. You will develop your knowledge in the technical aspects of
shooting with a Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR), mirrorless and bridge
camera. You will learn the use of manual and semi-automatic modes as well as
skills in post-production and basic file optimisation. Post-production is
an integral part of a studio workflow and will allow progression into further
study courses of photography at a higher level. You will also gain the skills
needed for an entry level job in the photography industry.
Basic Camera Techniques
- Shooting with Semi-Automatic and Manual Settings
- Post-production using Adobe Camera Raw & Photoshop
- Basic Retouching
- Print Optimisation
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
Progression And Articulation Routes
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £218 Sighthill evening (year 1)
Edinburgh College Photography students and alumni captured
the imagination of the judges at the country’s top competition for young
photographers, winning 18 awards in total.
Marta Drozdz, a BA student at the college’s Sighthill Campus,
won the big prize of Student Photographer of the Year for a portfolio of work
put together throughout her time at the college. She also won the Gold and
Bronze Awards in the Fashion category.
Marta said: “It is the highest accolade a photography student
could ever hope to achieve so it’s an incredible honour. There are so many
talented photographers on my course alone never mind the rest of Scotland.”
This is the ninth year in a row that Edinburgh College
students have returned from the competition with multiple awards. This year’s
prize haul included four gold first-places, three silver second-places, five
bronze third-places and six merits with HND1, HND2 and BA students
all picking awards.
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