Inspiration for DSLR users

Course code: QCKT105P

Subject area: Photography

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Thursday

23rd Sep 2021 - 9th Dec 2021

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

The aim of this course is to provide ongoing inspiration for users of DSLR cameras who would like to have set projects to explore with their cameras on a weekly basis, which they can share, discuss and learn from.

There is an assumption that students will know how to use their cameras, although the occasional technical issue will be discussed.

Toward the end of the course, students will have the option to create a photo book.

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.

The course will follow a programme according to the interests of the group. An example of topics that could be used are as follows:

• Learning lighting from the great Masters of art
• How photography is used in advertising
• Balancing images with text
• Food photography
• David Hockney and “joiners”
• Working with a restricted colour palette
• How to represent time in photography

Please note there will be no sessions on: 28/10/2021.

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
To reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Further Inspiration for DSLR Users.
There is an assumption that students will know how to use their cameras, although the occasional technical issue will be discussed.

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 2021 prior to starting the course.
On some courses you may be asked to bring your homework as prints, which may incur additional costs of up to £5 per week as you will need to get some prints made, either online or at Boots, Jessops etc.

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.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £121.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £121.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £72.60
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £72.60

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.
Classroom activities include demonstration, practical work, discussion, and peer assessments. Your tutor will ask you to complete informal assessment exercises and they will also provide feedback.