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Digital Photography for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Digital Photography for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Chris Ould, Jet


This lively and informative course is suitable for both beginners and those who have a basic understanding of photography, who wish to have greater creative control over their equipment and at the same time develop their appreciation of the medium.

The course begins with a discussion on basic camera operation, looking at the various settings and functions found on digital SLR’s and mirrorless cameras. Then by taking part in a series of informal workshops, you will develop an awareness of the essential techniques and picture making skills applicable to photography.

There will also be an assignment set at the end of each session to give you an opportunity to explore different themes (such as Portraits, Architecture, or Street Photography), and receive valuable feedback from your tutor. Finally, the course concludes with an informal group critique of everyone's work that gives you a chance to think about how you might progress.

Topics covered

  • Choice of lens, ISO, shutter speed & aperture
  • Exposure control
  • Use of flash & filters
  • Composition & framing techniques
  • Creative camera control
  • Using Adobe Lightroom to import & manage digital files
  • Editing procedures for colour / B&W images
  • Ink-jet printing & uploading onto social media

Level: Beginners

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge required.

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

Chris Ould is an artist and experienced tutor who has worked within the photography department at Central Saint Martins college for over 15 years. Since graduating from the MA Fine Art programme in 1999, he has continued to make his own work and has taught across a broad range of short courses, BA and Post-Graduate programmes, as well as public and private institutions. He has also worked as a freelance lecturer, delivering talks and workshops that address photo-editing skills within the digital print arena to several fashion retouching companies, and has been a reviewer on several books on photography.

Jet studied at Glasgow School of Art. Assisted various artists and photographers including Wolfgang Tillmans and Rankin. Shoots commercially for editorial and design companies. Exhibits in group shows and one solo show at 1,0000mph project space. Currently working for Central Saint Martins photography department.


Please bring the following to the first session:

  • A digital camera and its instruction manual
  • A notebook & pen

IMPORTANT - Adobe ID Login for Short Course Students

Students will need to create an account with Adobe (unless you already have one) in order to access the Adobe suite at the college – instructions are included below. You will need to use a personal email address to create this. If you already have an account with Adobe, please make sure you bring your login details with you on the first day of the course.

Please note:

  • Creating an Adobe account is free.
  • The software will only be accessible when logged into a UAL networked computer
  • The same account can be used outside of the University, but software will only be accessible through a personal paid subscription that students will need to set up independently
  • You can still create an account on the day but doing this beforehand will save time and avoid delays to the start of the class.
  • If you already have an Adobe ID/ subscription you can use this on your short course rather than setting up a new account.

To create an account students will need to:

  1. Go to Adobe Sign in page.
  2. Select ‘Create an account’
  3. Enter your details and select ‘Create account’

Available dates

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