Photography

Key Facts

Staff

Programme Overview

Spring 2017
Weekend courses in April

Summer 2017
Week-long courses in July

Autumn / Spring 2017-18
Evening and Day Courses

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Programme Overview

Film Courses

INTRODUCTION TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
Tutor Sam Dransfield
Week 2 | 3 July to 7 July
This workshop is a short introduction to black and white photography and will instruct you in the use of a 35mm film camera and its primary functions along with film processing and working in a darkroom. The course will cover camera handling, exposure control, contact printing, developing and enlarging. Using these skills you will learn to shoot and develop your own photographs. There will also be the chance to build our own camera obscura providing an insight into the beginnings of the medium.
Fee £345 | Discounted Fee £320 | Places 10
Initial materials and use of cameras are included

BLACK AND WHITE LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY
Tutor Sam Dransfield
Week 4 | 17 July to 21 July
This course is aimed at those who are fairly proficient in the use of the manual exposure settings of a camera, but who are a beginner at large format photography. This course is a chance to learn how to use a large format bellows camera which will provide students with a better understanding of optics, perspective, and depth of field and encourage a more contemplative approach to photography. This will primarily take place within the controlled lighting studio setting where students will learn basic lighting and flash techniques for still life arrangements and portraiture. There will be an opportunity to work outside in natural lighting conditions. Students will learn how to process sheet film and then make contact prints and enlargements. Facilities for some alternative print processes will also be available such as Cyanotype and Caffenol printing. Through these new skills and experimentation students will gain a broader understanding of the photographic medium.
Fee £345 | Discounted Fee £320 | Places 10
Initial materials included

PHOTOGRAPHING GLASGOW’S URBAN ARCHITECTURE
Tutor Sam Dransfield
Week 5 | 24 July to 28 July
This course is aimed at students with basic experience of photography and allows you to explore the technical and creative challenges involved in photographing Glasgow’s architecture. We will use methods of randomness and chance to begin new journeys across the city, investigating the everyday urban experience. Throughout the course we will develop skills such as compositional techniques, multiple exposure, working with people, and building a camera obscura. You will also spend time in the darkroom exploring various methods and techniques for processing film and developing prints.
Fee £345 | Discounted Fee £320 | Places 10
Initial materials and use of cameras are included


Digital Courses

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP
Tutor Barry Thomson
Week 1 | 26th June – 30th June
Photoshop is considered one of the major photo editing applications in use today. This course for beginners will introduce you to the program interface and give you the confidence to edit and create images, giving you a good base foundation to pursue more advanced techniques within the software. The course will cover digital image manipulation and editing as well as creating a good workflow working with multiple layers. You will learn how to clean up and edit a damaged photo as well as create a digital collage. Please note: This is not a digital literacy course and we assume that you have a good working knowledge of modern operating systems. Knowledge of Macintosh computers is a plus but not required.
Fee £250 | Discounted Fee £225 | Places 10

INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
Tutor Barry Thomson
Week 2 | 3rd July – 7th July
Adobe Illustrator is industry standard within the art and design community. This package allows the user to create illustrations, logos and infographics which work alongside the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign and After Effects. On this introductory course you will become familiar with the interface, learn to use the tool panel to create scalable vector artwork from scratch as well as utilising the typography tools to create an image which is ready for print. Please note: This is not a digital literacy course and we assume that you have a good working knowledge of modern operating systems. Knowledge of Macintosh computers is a plus but not required.
Fee £250 | Discounted Fee £225 | Places 10

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Tutor Betty Meyer
Week 3 | 10th to 14th July 2017
This course is a basic introduction to using your exposure controls on your digital camera. Throughout the week, you will explore the creative use of aperture and shutter speed as well as ISO. White balance and composition will also be discussed. For the practical work students will be encouraged to use both indoor and outdoor lighting. The images produced will be processed using Adobe Photoshop and several final pieces of work will be printed out.
Fee £250 | Discounted Fee £225 | Places 10 Students are required to bring their own digital camera.



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0141 353 4596 
0141 566 1311
0141 566 1119
0141 353 4565

 

INFORMATION

Eligibility: Please note, courses are open to anyone over the age of 16 and we welcome students of all levels of ability. Some of these courses are suited to advanced level students and this information will be included in the course title or description.

Materials: Students will be asked to provide their own materials unless otherwise stated. A materials list will be provided when courses are confirmed.