Kilroy's College

Kilroy's College

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Digital Photography course

Course Contents

Remember, you can complete this Digital Photography course within 12 months of enrolling. So take your first step by contacting us today !

Detailed Content

Introduction - The Essential Skills

  • What constitutes photography today?
  • History
  • The modern digital camera
  • Digital camera choice - pros and cons
  • Basic controls of a modern digital SLR camera
  • Lens and accessories for a modern digital camera
  • The perfect camera kit
  • Digital imagery has changed the world
  • Crucial ways in which digital photography altered behaviour
  • It's everywhere - the plus points
  • Photography - its principal uses in the modern world
  • ISO - theoretical film speed

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Essential Skills 1 - Correct Exposure & Image Faults

  • Taking the camera off auto pilot
  • The aperture
  • Depth of field and aperture settings
  • Shutter speed
  • What is correct a exposure?
  • Using your digital camera in manual mode

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Essential Skills 2 - The Critical Elements of Composition and Lighting

  • Composition
  • The wonder of daylight
  • Outdoors
  • Indoors
  • Typical issues with lighting
  • Colour or monochrome (b/w)
  • Modern or classic - timeless images?
  • It's time to get creative

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Essential Skills 3 - Digital Editing in Photoshop

  • Your ideal work-station. A beginners guide
  • Photoshop - basics. Efficient image processing
  • Image adjustment & enhancement
  • Your digital archive. Digital filing and storage

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Essential Skills 4 - Image Editing & Presentation

  • Portfolio presentation. First impressions last
  • Self Appraisal & Critique. Are my images any good?
  • Time management. How to work efficiently
  • Learning from experience

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A Portfolio to Impress

  • An impressive portfolio. Using your project work
  • To re-shoot or include! Can I improve further?
  • What's next? Hobby, study or career?

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