Leeds, United Kingdom

Introduction to Digital Photography

online course
when 19 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 900

Are you interested in digital photography and making photographic images? Do you want to develop your practical digital camera skills? This module will give you an understanding of how a digital camera works and how to interpret and evaluate photographic images. You'll also learn how to compose a photographic image and how to expose a photograph correctly. You'll gain critical insight through the study of existing photographic images and the work of key photographers. You'll explore concepts and techniques such as the self-portrait, landscapes, exposure, the evocation of atmosphere, promotional photography, artificial lighting, experimental photography and contemporary issues surrounding the field of photography. As you progress your digital photography skills you'll produce a portfolio of your own images. Please note you're expected to use your own digital camera for this module.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (5 - 30 July 2021). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.

Course leader

Mike Anderson

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of digital photography;
- interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of an existing photographic image;
- demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches in creating a photographic image for a specific application;
- communicate the results of their work; demonstrate an awareness of the professional practice of photography.

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 900: The fee includes high quality tuition delivered by University of Leeds staff, dedicated time with your tutor each week, all learning materials and software needed for the programme, access to digital University library resources, support to help you get the most out of studying online, academic skills support services, a full social and cultural programme as well as wellbeing and support services.

Scholarships

Scholarships worth £300 for the full four week programme or £150 for a two week block. Scholarships are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.