The introductory digital photography course is designed to introduce students to (a) The scope, content and training practices of the one-year Digital Photography course (b) The practical use of the school's digital cameras, studio flash equipment and image processing computer facilities.
During the course students receive intensive hands-on experience in using professional digital photographic cameras, lenses and accessories, along with a range of professional studio flash equipment in the schools photographic studios. There will be exercises on lighting and exposure and the practical aspect of the course ensures that every participant interacts with the studio equipment to produce their own photographs. Please note that attendees need to bring their own DSLR camera, memory card, USB memory stick or any kind of personal hard drive (Apple Mac compatible).
The same image processing and image evaluation training practices used on the full time diploma course will be used during the short course. Upon completing the course, students will receive a certificate confirming their course participation and the production skills covered.
During the course all students are assessed in order to evaluate their potential for further study and work in the photographic, editorial, graphic arts and advertising industries. Students who successfully complete the introductory course will be given favourable consideration for the full time Diploma in Digital Photography. However, this consideration does not in any way automatically guarantee a position on the diploma course.