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Photography Portfolio Preparation

Photography Portfolio Preparation

London College of Communication
Taught by
Lydia Evans, A respected industry expert


Taught in our high-spec studios, you will receive expert guidance as you develop work you can use to apply for further study. By the end of the course you will have aphotography portfolio reflecting your personal manifesto.

LCC has an international reputation in photography education - theory and practice. With a focus on the relationship between the two you will be encouraged to establish a dialogue between your work and in the context of contemporary practice. From day one you will have access to our high-specstudios to develop your ability to take, select and present pictures, and receive individual tuition and guidance. You will develop a workbook and photographic portfolio in analogue and digital forms, collecting, recording and analysing visual images and writing.

You will be taught group and individual assignments, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, visits, peer group and individual tuition enabling you to develop the skills you need to make work, as well as communicate it to an audience.You will receive individual tuition on the content and presentation of your portfolio.

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.

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
  • Advanced camera skills and techniques
  • 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 should be able to:

  • Make a wide-range of photographic work in response to set projects
  • Use selected technical, conceptual, contextual and practical skills in the production of photographic work
  • Realise ways in which older project or personal work can be built upon and extended
  • Engage in a dialogue on the issues surrounding contemporary photography practice
  • Present a new portfolio of work to specified audiences confidently

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you if you have some previous photography experience and are interested in further study in photography.

Youwill need to come prepared with an existing project or idea for a project to pursueYou 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 experience with post-production software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Follow Up Courses
Once you have completed this course you may be interested in BA (Hons) Photography or BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

Tutor Description

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.

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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