Practical DSLR Photography Club

Course code: QCKS103P

Subject area: Photography

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


28th Apr 2022 - 14th Jul 2022

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details

01235 555 585

This course is for DSLR users with a good working knowledge of the controls on their camera, whether as a result of attending courses or self teaching.

A series of Oxfordshire venues giving wide scope for a variety of photographic genres will be revealed at the initial meeting. Subsequent meetings will be held on location at the various venues (mostly outdoor).

There may be an additional charge to get into some of the venues. As this is a daytime class it will take advantage of visiting local attractions.

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.

Prior to each lesson, students will be advised about the best photographic equipment to bring to that particular lesson, in order to take full advantage of the opportunities the venue has to offer.

On arrival, the scope of a venue will be introduced at the beginning of the lesson, when the tutor will point out any timed events and particular locations etc. which that particular venue offers, as well as giving revision of relevant techniques. Students will then be able to choose how much independence they want during the session. The tutor will always be on hand to give advice and instruction.

Some lessons may be held in a studio, in which case the tutor will provide all photographic equipment other than cameras and tripods.

All sessions will include a sharing of photographs from the previous meeting, so that students can compare their own work with that of other class members, as well as being a forum to discuss such matters as exposure, composition, camera technique etc.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on: 02/06/2022.

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.

This course is for DSLR users with a good working knowledge of the controls on their camera.

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.