Photography Portfolio Preparation (16-18 Year Olds)

Double image of a plastic bag / water
Students Steve Mepsted & Barley Nimmo

Student's photographic work - by Steve Mepsted and Barley Nimmo

Double image of a wine glass
Students Ivo Thomas and Sayuri Murooka

Student's photographic work - by Ivo Thomas and Sayuri Murooka

Double image of knife and hand dryer
Students Barley Nimmo and Steve Mepsted

Student's photographic work - by Barley Nimmo and Steve Mepsted

Multiple exposure of a girls head, in black and white
Student Barley Nimmo

Student's photographic work - by Barley Nimmo

Multiple exposure of a girl jumping
Student Sayuri Murooka

Student's photographic work - by Sayuri Murooka

Image of a girls head in a dark image
Student Sayuri Murooka

Student's photographic work - by Sayuri Murooka

Combining creativity and technical skills, this short course will teach you a range of new photography skills and give you an understanding of current photography theory. It focuses on processes and context so that by the end of the course you will have created a quality portfolio with a solid creative edge...

Taught by: Lydia Evans, Estelle Vincent, A respected industry expert.

Description

Combining creativity and technical skills, this short course will teach you a range of new photography skills and give you an understanding of current photography theory. It focuses on processes and context so that by the end of the course you will have created a quality portfolio with a solid creative edge. 

We have an international reputation in photography education. Our teaching is intensive and hands-on, you will have access to our high-spec darkrooms and digital studios to develop your ability to take good pictures. We will also introduce you to the latest concepts and theories about photography through a series of case-studies, enabling you to "think as a photographer". You will apply this knowledge and skills in an assignment that you spend time developing with individual tuition. 

A key part of the course is presenting your work for feedback and questions from your classmates. In return you will learn appropriate ways to critique other students' work. Regardless of your previous experience you will leave the course with confidence in your practical skills as a camera operator and for ideas-generation to create new work. 

Please note this course is suitable for you if you are applying for further study at LCC, but does not guarantee entry.

Topics Covered

  • Contemporary theory and practice 
  • Ideas generation 
  • Individual project work 
  • Camera skills and techniques 
  • Analogue and digital portfolio 
  • Specialist equipment and materials 
  • Workbook: ideas generation, analysis and research 
  • Progression advice and guidance 
  • One-to-one and group tutorials 
  • Presentations and peer critiques 

Course Outcomes 

By the end of this course you will:

  • Make a range of photographic work in response to set projects 
  • Use selected technical, conceptual, contextual and practical skills in the production of photographic work 
  • Present a new portfolio of work to specified audiences confidently 

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you if you between16 – 18 and are considering further study or a career in photography. 

Level
You will need to come prepared with an existing project or idea for a project to pursue.  You should have your own DSLR and know how to use it on manual settings. You should be willing to use at least one social networking site. It will be useful if you have experience with post-production software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Follow Up Courses
Once you have taken this course you may be interested Animation and Illustration Portfolio Preparation (16-18 Year Olds).

Reviews
"The Montage project and Face jointer project had inspired me a lot. Thank you so much Steve! You're such a wonderful teacher!"



Tutor information

Lydia Evans is a published photographer of people and locations for Editorial features, Books, and Design for Print, with clients such as the BBC, Thames & Hudson, Conde Nast, The Guardian, Quarto Publishing and Time Out City guides amongst others. Mixing reportage with location lifestyle features, portraiture, and close detail shots, capturing a sense of a place or livelihood. Lydia’s early work was street documentary, which remains an interest in her personal work.

Graduating from Central St Martins School of Art, (UAL) in 1990 as a postgraduate of Illustration, following a BA Hons in Graphic Design at John Moores University, Liverpool, Lydia returned after 10 years as an illustrator and art editor to graduated again from CSM with a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional practice – Photography.

Lydia is an experienced teacher and presenter with over 7 years of practice, having successfully obtaining a PGCE from the Institute of Education. She has taught at Kensington & Chelsea College, City & Islington Sixth Form College and presently a photography tutor at Morley College one day a week.





Estelle Vincent is a photographer and experienced tutor who has worked in photography, education and community arts for over 10 years. She holds a BA (hons) from Camberwell College of Arts and graduated with distinction from a Master's in Sociology: Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths University. 

She has recently completed her teacher training at the Institute of Education and currently divides her time between teaching adults on a broad range of photography courses at Morley College and UAL, running arts community projects for children and young people as well as developing her own practise. 

Estelle tends to work mainly with analogue photography and like to experiment with toy cameras; darkroom based alternative processes such as liquid light, photo etchings and embroidery on found photographs. 

http://estellevincent.com



This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

Materials

Please note you will be expected to pay for printing and photocopying if required during this course

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
18/12/2017 - 22/12/2017Monday - Friday11:00 - 17:001 Week£650Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
09/04/2018 - 13/04/2018Monday - Friday11:00 - 17:005 Days£726Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
23/07/2018 - 27/07/2018Monday - Friday11:00 - 17:005 Days£726Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket