New : Photographing Your Artwork For Promotion And Social Media

A short course to introduce artists and designers to the technical and creative use of a DSLR camera to help promote their work. You will learn how to take basic images and then how to format them for use on different platforms. Bring your camera to each session or if you do not have your own the college has a limited number of cameras but you will need to book one.

Who is this course for

This course is aimed at Students who would like to know who to Photograph their artwork. This could be for promotion in print, online and for exhibitions. Students should have small 2D and / or 3D artworks that they would like to Photograph for the course. Students don't have to have digital camera and you can be a beginner at photography. Some knowledge of computing preferred, this is not suitable for students with no computing experience.

What does this course cover

The course will cover how to set up a space to Photograph your arts work, basic lighting, basic use of a camera and how to format and adapt your images
By the end of the course you should be able to:
1. Understand the how to set up a space to Photograph small and medium sized Artworks
2. Understand the basics of lighting an artwork
3. Understand the basics of saving and formatting images
4. Understand the basics of manipulating images and adapting for different platforms

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

You will need to bring a camera, Ipad or smart Phone to Photograph your work. We advise that using a camera is the best solution and Cameras can be booked out in advance with reception.
You will need to bring small artworks to Photograph, please note large pieces cannot be accommodated.

What this course could lead to

This course can lead on to our web development course, so you can get your work out into the Public and online: Website for artists and designers, social media for artists and designers, setting up your own independent exhibition.
There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
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Got a Question about this Course?

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’