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Photography behind the Lens: Foundations of Photography

Photography behind the Lens: Foundations of Photography

Course Features

  • Modules 8
  • Quizzes 6
  • Duration 8 Weeks
  • Skill level Beginner
  • Language English
  • Students 20
  • Certificate Yes
  • Practical Assignments

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Start Date Option 1:
Course starts:
17 April 2017 (8 weeks)
Registrations close:
10 April 2017

Start Date Option 2:
Course starts:
26 June 2017 (8 weeks)
Registrations close:
19 June 2017

Course fees: R9 500.00
Introductory Special: R6 365.00

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Photography behind the Lens

Foundations of Photography Course Overview

Welcome to our Foundations of Photography course! Life is a series of images, and photography is a personal journey. As you work through the modules, you’ll learn the technical and creative skills you need to immortalise your photographic art.

By the end of the course, you will have created a mini portfolio of your work on a digital platform, Behance, and be able to exhibit your best works at the end-of-year CityVarsity showcase.



In this course

Module 0

Orientation Module

Module 1

Getting to Know your Camera

  • Setting up the camera for creative control: aperture, shutter speed, I.S.O
Module 2

Making Visual Decisions

  • How best to photograph your subject
  • Controlling visual effects
Module 3

Composition and Framing

  • Composing and framing your subject creatively
Module 4

Light and Exposure

  • Equivalent exposure
  • TTL metering for high contrast subjects
  • Controlling contrast with flash
Module 5

Genres

  • Using lenses and camera setting to create visual mood for common subjects
Module 6

Basic Editing in Google Photos

  • Editing and organising a searchable collection of your photographs
Module 7

Wrap Up



Meet your online course lecturer

Julian Goldswain has a B.Tech Photography (cum laude) from N.M.M.U. He is an award winning professional photographer practising in the corporate media space. His social documentary work has been exhibited locally and overseas. Passionate about training, he founded School of Light, and currently lectures at Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, Vega and CTSP.


Meet your academic advisor

Each CityVarsity Online course is assigned their own academic advisor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their online learning experience.

The Academic Adviser who is assigned to Photography behind the Lens: Foundations of Photography, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Academic Adviser to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects of the course. As a complimentary online service, students are contacted by their Academic Adviser over the phone or by email.



The need for this course : Foundations of Photography
You see the world in a unique way – and this course will help you to share that vision. Whether you are an absolute beginner with ‘an itch to scratch’ or someone who needs to take better photographs for practical purposes, our foundation course will help you gain creative control over that complex light-recording tool the camera.

Course introduction
Welcome to our Foundations of Photography course! Life is a series of images, and photography is a personal journey. As you work through the modules, you’ll learn the technical and creative skills you need to immortalize your photographic art. By the end of the course, you will have created a mini portfolio of your work on a digital platform, Behance, and exhibited your best works at the end-of-year CityVarsity showcase.