Photography Portfolio Preparation (16 - 18 Year Olds)
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.
- 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
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 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).
"The Montage project and Face jointer project had inspired me a lot. Thank you so much Steve! You're such a wonderful teacher!"
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.
This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.
Please note you will be expected to pay for printing and photocopying if required during this course