Leeds, United Kingdom

Introduction to Digital Photography

when 17 July 2021 - 31 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1820

Are you interested in digital photography and 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 will also learn how to compose a photographic image and how to expose a photograph correctly. You will have the opportunity to gain critical insight through the study of existing photographic images and the work of key photographers. You will 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 will produce a portfolio of your own images. Please note you are expected to use your own digital camera for this module. This module includes a field trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the UK’s leading open-air gallery.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (3 - 31 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

Alan Oliver

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 1820: Includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday, academic field trip, weekend cultural excursions, social programme and premium gym membership.


Scholarships worth £500 are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.