Photography 1: People & Place

Course Level: 1 (HE4) | HE Credits: 40 | Approx. Duration: 12 months at 8hrs/week

£0.00

This course will be replaced with a new course on 1st September 2015 called Identity and Place

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest wishing to develop photographic practice and gain an understanding of particular challenges of portraying human subjects and the environment.

The course will allow you to explore the meanings of portraiture and landscape photography and the nature of genre. They will develop your understanding of the relationships between subject, photographer and how your environment influences these relationships.

Five assignments are structured to ensure that you gain skills in and an understanding of the issues presented by:

  • photographing people when they are unaware of the presence of the camera
  • photographing people when they are aware
  • photographing the built and natural environment situating subjects in your environment

The final assignment introduces you to the constraints of commercial photography requiring a photo-story to be planned, shot and edited. The unit will develop your practice and understanding through a structured programme of projects which will require the development of a portfolio of images and a learning log or blog.

Aims

The aims of this course are to:

  • A1 Develop your understanding of the challenges of portraying human subjects and your environment.
  • A2 Explore the meanings of portraiture and landscape photography and the nature of genre.
  • A3 Develop your skills in the selection and editing of images
  • A4 Develop your reflective skills.

Outcomes

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • LO1 use technical and interpersonal skills effectively to capture images which reflect your ideas
  • LO2 use note taking and research, ideas and demonstrate concepts in the process of developing a story
  • LO3 demonstrate effective selection and editing of images to achieve objectives
  • LO4 reflect upon your own learning experience

Course content

  • People – aware
  • People – unaware
  • Buildings and spaces
  • People interacting with place
  • People and place, on assignment