Introduction to

A two-week project-based course in photography.


Why take this course?

You will explore the various functions of the digital SLR or compact camera, allowing you to maximise the use of your camera and move away from using the automatic settings.  The course is very practical and you will use the camera to capture images whilst testing the various settings available. You will also learn about a variety of approaches to and techniques for portraiture and, on completion of the course, will be more confident and capable in your approach to portrait photography.

What you will experience

Students will undertake a project which will provide a strong insight into photographic studies at NESCol with the core of the project based on practical and contextual studies.

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Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements. 

What you need to know

Next steps



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