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Photography Portfolio Preparation (16-18 year olds)

Photography Portfolio Preparation (16-18 year olds)

London College of Communication
Taught by
Andrea Muendelein


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 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.

You will 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 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).

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Tutor Description

Andrea Muendelein is a visual artist working with photography. Born in Germany, she was art director of Spex, Music & Art Magazine and Popkomm, Fair for Popmusic in Cologne, where she has worked with writers and artists such as Diedrich Diederichsen and Wolfgang Tillmans. She graduated with a PG Cert Photography and a MA Fine Art Distinction from Central Saint Martins College of Art. She was awarded the Arts & Humanities Research Council Doctoral Studentship Award in 2012.

Andrea has participated in artist residencies, symposia and exhibitions such as ‘Cill Rialaig’, Ireland, ‘Making a Home’, University of Sussex, and ‘Re-Stage’ at the Davies Street Gallery London. She is a qualified teacher and photography lecturer with extensive experience of working with young people and adult learners in Further and Higher Education. While continuing to pursue her own practice, she is an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Art and a Student Mentor at the London College of Communication, working with undergraduate and postgraduate students across year groups and subjects.

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