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Performing Arts & Photography

Portrait Photography

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Evening

Duration 12 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

Cost £214
(see funding options)

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Course overview

This course will introduce you to the skills and knowledge required to get you started in portrait photography. You’ll be introduced to various portrait styles and techniques, what equipment to use, and how to handle lighting conditions to achieve the desired effect.

You’ll learn the essential elements that make a good portrait and discover how to get the most from your subject using simple direction and posing tips. You’ll then apply these skills to planning and producing your own portraits. The course will also include basic post-production using Adobe Camera Raw & Photoshop as part of the digital workflow.

What you will learn

  • Portrait Styles & Techniques
  • Natural Light Portrait Photography
  • Basic Studio Portrait Photography
  • Direction & Posing Tips
  • Basic Post-production using Adobe Camera Raw & Photoshop

This course will include a combination of practical projects and self-directed study. You will be set practical tasks to be completed as you work through the course.

Number of days per week

  • One ever a week, Tuesday 

Entry requirements

  • Interest in Photography.

English Proficiency Requirements

ILETS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Creative Portrait Photography Evening Class
  • Studio Photography Evening Class
  • Foundation Photography
  • Creative Photoshop Evening Class.

Career options

  • Photography assistant.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration Cost
Sighthill Campus Evening 30/08/22 12 Weeks £214

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