Photography as a Profession
Short Courses at AUB
This innovative course has been designed to offer the ambitious photographer the opportunity to explore challenging professional camera techniques, develop a greater understanding of creative photography and provide a comprehensive introduction to the commercial world of photography. Your tutor Nick Palliser, a seasoned practising photographer with many years international experience will deliver this course through a series of lectures, demonstrations and practical assignments. The course is a live, evolving one, which will concentrate and expand on your own work and creativity, offering you a wide variety of specialist modules in different fields, with hands on experience to build your skills and gain confidence along the way.
Your course will commence with mastering your camera and understanding the advanced techniques available to you and how to use them. You will then be presented with several master classes in advanced light techniques for studio and location coursework, including making the most of your own equipment. Through a series of assignments covering popular commercial photographic genres you will study product, fashion, advertising, along with business and social portraiture photography to name but a few. You shall examine the research necessary in setting up photo-shoots; scouting locations/props, sourcing and choosing models, posing techniques and model interaction.
Students will be expected to conduct mid-week assignments as part of your course in which to consolidate your learning and further your creative potential. Your tutor will give assessment and critique of your work, which shall allow you to further your understanding and strengthen creativeness. You shall receive instruction and guidance relating to conducting ‘Photography as a Business’, including photography law and how it affects you, marketing, tools, websites and products. Your tutor will also demonstrate professional file handling and archiving, output for web, professional printing and products to offer clients. On completion of this course you will have printed a portfolio on which to build upon and have the necessary tools readying you to pursue your photography skills in the professional arena.
This course is suitable for students who have completed the ‘Creative Photography‘ and ‘The Art of Landscape Photography’ course or have the appropriate experience.
What you need to bring
A digital camera with manual controls, tripod, speedlight and any accompanying equipment you wish to use.
•Wednesday 9th Oct – 11th Dec 2013
•Wednesday 15th Jan – 19th March 2014
Maximum 12 students
Duration: 20 Wednesday evenings 6-9pm including several Saturday classes (dates to be confirmed with your tutor)