This course is suitable for students who have already mastered the fundamental creative controls of their digital cameras and wish to progress to a more project-oriented course, similar in style to the BA Graphic Design photography module at Central Saint Martins. You will undertake a series of short, challenging briefs and learn professional photo-editing skills in Adobe Photoshop plus attend lectures on composition and lighting. There will also be group critiques, a small research project and presentations intended to increase your awareness of photography and how it is used in context. With the support of your tutors and peers this friendly and informal course will help you understand the value of developing a personal point of view in your photographic work. This course is best suited to students with digital SLR cameras and advanced 'compacts' with manual controls.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Ollie Harrop is a freelance photographer primarily working in the fields of documentary and architecture. His work has been published by Phaidon, The Guardian, The Big Issue, Creative Review and the BJP. His commercial clients include Tate Galleries, Wateraid, The Olympic Park and the Freud Museum. He is a founding member of Night Contact festival, and enjoys experimenting with darkroom techniques and large format printing. He is also a teacher of photography for Bow Arts trust and City Lit.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Pen and notepad
- Digital Camera (preferably an SLR)
- A small folio of your previous work in either print or digital (CD etc) form would be an advantage.