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Digital DSLR Photography - Stage 2

Course code: QCKR302P

Subject area: Photography

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

18:45 - 20:45

Days of week:


Course date:

9th Jan 2025 - 27th Mar 2025

Course location:

Gosford Hill School

Contact details


01235 555 585

A digital photography course following on from our College Digital DSLR Photography - Stage 1 course. It will enable you to further understand DSLR or bridge camera. The course will look at additional camera features and equipment that will enhance your photography skills.
Explore what equipment to use to enhance your photography skills. The course provides an opportunity to consider different genres such as night, still life, documentary and landscape.

Experiment with your camera’s functions, such as on camera flash and manual mode and look at available equipment. Explore several genres, discuss other photographer’s work and build your own skills and confidence. Discover the best lenses and filters for individual situations. Practice and develop your confidence using the camera in manual mode. Examine the rules of composition and how they relate to the new genres taught, such as night, still life, documentary and landscape. Explore the use of lighting techniques by using the on camera flash and painting with light. Evaluate your own photographs, drawing on the knowledge of the techniques taught over the course.

You will need a digital SLR or Bridge camera. The course is not suitable for compact cameras.

At the end of the course you will have had the opportunity to:- explain the best lenses and filters for individual situations;- experiment with using the camera in manual mode;- explain the rules of composition and how they relate to the genres night, still life, documentary, and landscape;- explore use of lighting techniques by using on camera flash, for example, painting with light;- produce a workbook/portfolio with at least five photos in the genre of your choice;- evaluate your own photos drawing on the knowledge of the techniques taught over the course.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 20/02/2025.In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Please bring refreshments with you, if required.Free parking.

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What next?
Digital DSLR Photography - Stage 3.

Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide-range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.

Entry criteria
For those who have completed the Stage 1 Digital DSLR Photography course, or equivalent, or for those who have a sound understanding of aperture, shutter and ISO and are already using their camera off auto.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £211.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £211.20

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £105.60

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £105.60

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
Learning methods include presentation, demonstration, practical work, working in pairs and small groups, discussion and question and answer sessions.
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.