Photography imageTwo separate, one-session-per-week courses on Photography are offered. Please find full course details below. Depending on your requirements, interests and availability, Course A and B, respectively, can be taken individually or you can choose to enrol on both.

Introduction to Photography: Practice and Theory (Course A / Wednesdays)

This course will focus on how to get the best photographs from your camera.

Through study of the genres of portrait, landscape and documentary photography you will gain an in-depth technical knowledge of your digital and analogue cameras and will develop your own photographic technique.  You will also learn how to enhance and edit your photographs in PhotoShop.

You will be introduced to the work of leading contemporary practitioners of photography and will analyse the camera technique in their photographs.  You will also work on a series of assignments that challenge you to find creative solutions to technical problems.

You will end the course with a portfolio of pictures that will form the foundation of your own online blog or website.

Course A - syllabus
WeekTopic
 Week 1  Introduction
 Week 2  Using your Camera: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
 Week 3  Using your Camera: Portrait Technique
 Week 4  Using your Camera: Landscape Technique
 Week 5  Using your Camera: Reportage Technique
 Week 6  Field trip
 Week 7  Daylight and Lowlight Photography. Using Flash
 Week 8  Promoting Your Work - Creating a website
Syllabus

 

Photography: Practice and Communication (Course B / Thursdays)

This course is focused on “talking with pictures”. It will challenge you to create content for your photographs that communicate with your audience. 

You will learn, through a series of lectures and practical assignments, how photographs create visual narratives and construct conceptual ideas. You will be introduced to contemporary debates about photography and will gain knowledge of the history of this popular medium.

You will work on photography assignments that are designed to place the theory in the context of your own photography practice and will be challenged to investigate visual language and to develop your own “visual voice”. 

You will end the course with a portfolio of pictures that will form the foundation of your individual photography practice.

Course B - syllabus
WeekTopic
 Week 1 Introduction. Technology and Creative Innovation
 Week 2 Portraits, History and Visual Language
 Week 3 Travel and Tourism
 Week 4 Reading The News: A History of Alternative Facts and Reporting Reality
 Week 5 Street Photography, Creativity and Ethics
 Week 6 Field trip
 Week 7 Copyright Law and the Internet
 Week 8 Advanced Post Production and Website design

 

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above courses should be addressed directly to the course tutor, Ms Honey Salvadori, h.salvadori@imperial.ac.uk.

For course enrolment informaton please visit our enrolment pages.