Computers - Digital Imaging and Photo Workshop
Computers - Digital Imaging and Photo Workshop
Level 1 (Mixed)
17 April 2018
26 June 2018
Tuesday between 10:00 and 12:00
Between 8 and 10 learners.
NOTE: This course has already finished.
What will I be learning?
This is a 10 week mixed workshop course for digital photography (basic & intermediate) and photo editing and manipulation (basic to more advanced).
The course is very practical & ‘hands on’ and learners will work at their own pace guided by the tutor. The course has a progressive and logical workflow approach and will cover (dependent on learner level):
- Taking photos with a camera or device (basics to intermediate)
- Photographic composition (what makes a good photo)
- Digital image editing & manipulation (learners with previous imaging experience usually get through this quickly).
- More advanced imaging skills and techniques, such as layers, selections, composites & montages, etc.
Due to the diverse learner abilities & skills that this course attracts, learners must already have very good computing skills, ie using a mouse & keyboard, saving files and navigating the Internet effectively.
This course will particularly suit learners who have a flexible approach to learning and are self-directed and confident in a fast-paced “workshop” environment where people are at different levels, working on different projects. Not all topics are “taught” in a traditional sense by the tutor, many are introduced through online tutorials and resources. This method of working doesn’t suit everyone & is particularly challenging for beginners with little learning experience. If this is the case, please consider one of our Digital Photography and Imaging courses for beginners (these are usually taught in a traditional way, with the tutor teaching the group together).
In class you will use DerbyLearn (a website to support and enhance your learning) extensively. It is also available 24/7 via the Internet (if you don’t have access at home you can use computers at your local library for free). Use of DerbyLearn outside of class time is optional. Tasks and assignments are presented online & learners are required to upload their completed work to DerbyLearn.
There are learning zones on DerbyLearn to support you at the appropriate level. Written by the tutor these are full of information, resources & assignments, namely:
- Elly's digital imaging hub – for all admin, learning plans & logs, learner & tutor feedback, etc
- Digital photography
- Digital imaging introduction
- Digital imaging improvers
- Digital Imaging – beyond the basics
The image manipulation software used on the course is mostly Photoshop Elements, but the course content is relevant to other applications software & apps too.
As this is a workshop, learners may undertake their own projects (in negotiation with the tutor) and often return for the next course to continue progressing.
Does the course lead to a qualification?
There is no qualification on this course.
Who is the course for?
Due to the diverse learner abilities & skills that this course attracts learners must already have very good computing skills, ie using a mouse & keyboard, saving files and navigating the Internet effectively.
This course will particularly suit learners who have a flexible approach to learning and are self-directed & confident in a fast-paced “workshop” environment where people are at different levels, working on different projects. Not all topics are “taught” in a traditional sense by the tutor, many are introduced through online tutorials & resources. This method of working doesn’t suit everyone & is particularly challenging for beginners with little learning experience. If this is the case, please consider one of our Digital Photography & Imaging courses for beginners (these are usually taught in a traditional way, with the tutor teaching the group together).
What do I need to bring?
You will be given high quality handouts so please bring a folder to keep these and all your work in.
If you have one, bring a digital camera along to sessions. If you don’t have a digital camera, don’t worry - you can borrow one of ours in class. You may also bring your own other devices (phone, tablet, etc).
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs
How will I know how I am progressing during the course?
Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects. You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.
There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.
Towards the end of each session you will use a DerbyLearn forum to record what you have done in class and comment on how you think you got on. Before the next session your tutor will reply with their feedback. This is a very good method of recording your own progress, reflecting on the session and a great way to receive motivation from your tutor
Can I have help in the class?
If you would like to enrol on this course but think you will need some help in the class you could have support through the Learning Partners Scheme. The scheme matches learners who need additional help with a volunteer to attend the class together. Volunteers can help with confidence, practical tasks such as cutting or measuring, reading and taking notes or communicating with the tutor and other learners.
If you would like more information about the scheme please contact Pat Ward 01332 642308.
How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?
DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it’s free and well worth a look!
Progression within DALS
We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On completion of this course, you could progress to:
- The next Digital Imaging Workshop
- Equalskills (Entry level)
- Creative Desktop Publishing
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Spreadsheets and Graphs
- Internet Shopping
- Get creative on the computer
- Other creative courses (digital storytelling, digital scrapbooking)
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