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We have partnered with Tandem Education to offer a series of photography courses aimed at a range of participants varying from the complete novice to more advanced, confident photographers looking to develop further skills. The duration of each course depends on the complexity and nature of what’s being taught; the introductory-level course being a half-day, whilst a full BTEC (HNC or HND, validated by Pearson Edexcel) runs over an academic year. There are several other course options in-between. The course fees are extremely competitive and provide great value for money. 

Tandem Education have considerable experience in providing courses such as these and course delivery takes place in a working professional photographer’s studio, something which makes the fit and feel of the courses particularly unique.

Participants have the option of learning in London or Nottingham and because the courses are taught by highly acclaimed professional photographers in a working studio setting, there is a real focus on current and best industry practice. The classes are small (maximum of 15 participants) and all you need is your own digital camera with manual controls. In some cases, digital cameras can be provided and there are laptops available for loan (on-site only) too.

For additional information, please contact the AOP office on 020 7739 6669 or Mike Grove on 020 7458 4146 or by email to tutor@tandemcollege.net

Setting up your New Digital Camera

Course title:  Setting up your New Digital Camera
Course duration:      Half-day (4 hours)
Course attendance: 10:00 to 14:30 with a lunch break.
Course content:       A very basic introduction to digital camera setup. Understanding your digital camera, how to set it up and how to make better images. Digital workflow from card to print/digital image.

Course fee:                £60.00 inc. VAT     BOOK NOW



Introduction to Digital Photography

Course title:  Introduction to Digital Photography
Course duration:         One day (6 hours)
Course attendance:     Saturday, 09:30 to 16:00 with a lunch-break. (You will need your own digital camera with the option of manual control, although if you are really stuck, there are some available for loan by arrangement.)
Course content: In this one-day course, you will be introduced to the skills that enable you to start to use your camera to capture the perfect moment. You will study how to get the best from your digital camera and how to shoot in manual mode as well as getting an understanding of exposure and how to control it. You will also be introduced to the ‘rules’ of composition and colour and the process of enhancing and retouching your work using a digital workflow.

Course fee:                £99.00 inc. VAT   BOOK NOW

 

 

AOP Certificate level 1 - Digital Photography Basics

Course title:  AOP Certificate level 1 - Digital Photography Basics
Course duration:         Four days, 09:30 to 16:00 with a lunch-break.
Course attendance options: Choose between (a) 4 consecutive weekdays, Monday to Thursday, or (b) 4 consecutive Saturdays.
Course content: Over the four days, you will be introduced to and develop the skills required for you to start to master control of your digital camera to produce consistently high-quality photographs.

Timeline:
           Day 1 – Understanding digital cameras, equipment and technique.
           Day 2 – Creating digital images in various genres, from portraiture to still life.
           Day 3 – Lighting and setting it up for making digital images, using speed-lights as well as studio lighting.
           Day 4 – Understanding composition, colour balance, white balance and photo-processing and manipulation
                       software.

Course fee:               £375.00 inc. VAT     BOOK NOW

 

 

AOP Certificate level 2 – Digital Photography

Course title:  AOP Certificate level 2 – Digital Photography
Course duration:      Four days, 09:30 to 16:00 with a lunch-break.
Course attendance:  Four alternate Saturdays.
Course content: You will develop the skills needed to produce consistently high-quality photographs at a professional level, building on the skills you already have acquired.

Timeline:
            Day 1 – Using natural light and studio lighting for portraiture.
            Day 2 – Using studio lighting and speed-lights for still life.
            Day 3 – Landscape (both urban and rural) techniques on location.
            Day 4 – Advanced digital workflow; import, edit, process, retouch and output.

Course fee:            £375.00 inc. VAT    BOOK NOW

  


AOP Certificate level 1 – Basic Photoshop for Photographers

Course title:   AOP Certificate level 1 – Basic Photoshop for Photographers
Course duration:         Four days, 09:30 to 16:00 with a lunch-break.
Course attendance options: Choose between (a) 4 consecutive weekdays, Monday to Thursday, or (b) 4 consecutive Saturdays.
Course content: You will develop the skills needed to master Photoshop for advanced manipulation/retouching work on your digital images.

Timeline:
          Day 1 – Understanding Photoshop’s tools and uses. Creating a Photoshop workflow for photography.
          Day 2 – Basic manipulation/retouching, selection and masking techniques.
          Day 3 – Intermediate techniques for manipulation and retouching in portraiture and landscape.
          Day 4 – Using layers and more advanced techniques in manipulation.

Course fee:           £375.00 inc. VAT    BOOK NOW

 

 

Photoshop for Photographers – Starting Out

Course title:   Photoshop for Photographers – Starting Out
Course duration:         One day
Course attendance:    Saturday, 09:30 to 16:00 with a lunch-break.
Course content:  In this one-day course, you will be introduced to skills needed to ultimately master Photoshop for processing and manipulating your digital images. You will be introduced to Photoshop’s suite of tools and how to use them, given an understanding of a Photoshop workflow and of different file types such as RAW and JPEG and taught simple techniques and short-cuts.

Course fee:            £99.00 inc. VAT     BOOK NOW

 

 

Digital Workflow

Course title:   Digital Workflow
Course duration:      Four days, 09:30 to 16:00 with a lunch-break.
Course attendance options: Choose between (a) 4 consecutive weekdays, Monday to Thursday, or (b) 4 consecutive Saturdays.
Course content:  You will be introduced to digital workflow skills enabling you to manage the production of high quality images for screen or print use.

Timeline:
            Day 1 – Camera to print/screen output, correct set-up, control of settings and software.
            Day 2 – Introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
            Day 3 – Importing images, editing, refining, adjusting and outputting.
            Day 4 – Control of the final image for screen or print.

Course fee:         £375.00 inc. VAT    BOOK NOW

 

 

Level 4 BTEC certified HNC Photography

Course title:   Level 4 BTEC certified HNC Photography
Course duration:      One academic year
Course attendance: 16 alternate Saturdays on site + 16 days self-directed.
Course content:  You will study for the award of the Higher National Certificate in Photography. Please visit the Tandem Education website for full details at http://www.tandemeducation.com.

Course fee:        £2460.00 inc. VAT     BOOK NOW

 

 

Level 5 BTEC certified HND Photography

Course title:   Level 5 BTEC certified HND Photography
Course duration:         One academic year
Course attendance:    16 alternate Saturdays on site + 16 days self-directed.
Course content:  You will study for the award of the Higher National Diploma in Photography. Please visit the Tandem Education website for full details at http://www.tandemeducation.com.

Course fee:            £2460.00 inc. VAT    BOOK NOW

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