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Old 27-03-2011, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
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I already attend a photographic society but wondered if the were any courses, on line or not or, night school for photography. I have seen some of the courses advertised and whilst if would be nice to go for a degree cost is an issue. I like the science behind it would really like to have a more thorough understanding. Any personal experiences and recommendations would be great. Regards.
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If you eant a formally recognised qualification the City & Guilds courses are probably the way to go. They are avaialble at colleges and night schools.

There are loads of informal courses around, but they are variable in quality and I think it is fair to say that you get what you pay for. for instance, there are one and two day courses available for studio lighting with costs for two days around 250. Accomodation costs are usually extra unless stated as included.

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Thanks, I will start looking around
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Re: Tuition

You mentioned your interest in the science behind photography. I considered the possibility of a degree in Photography myself but discovered that Photography is considered art and thus photography courses are almost always in the Arts Dept. A couple of my Club members have obtained MA Photography which is fine but what they did was very arty and would not suit me. Rather then investigate the dynamic range of digital sensors, they were encourage to understand their inner self. I never did discover any suitable technical photography course at the level I was looking for. However, I do run a course myself at my local Club.

So if you are looking to learn about photography at Club level, then a larger Club will provide that. If you want a basic grounding in Photograpjy with a qualification then City & Guilds is probably the answer and if you want high level qualification (though very arty) then an MA (photography) may be suitable.

There are quite a few courses offered by professionals on specific techniques (look at Damien Lovegrove for example).

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Russell, the OU do a good ten week course for 190 (going to 210 in October). If you live in Scotland, you can get an ILA to cover the whole cost, although as I understand it, these were discontinued in England a while back.

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Hi Russell

If you're new to photography it's possible to start with a City & Guilds level 1 that's a 10-12 week course and covers the basics.

If you've already done some photography and can produce a small portfolio of work that demonstrates some proficiency they might let you straight onto a C&G level 2 course. That's three full terms and three different modules in quite some depth. It's a lot of work but you end up with three portfolios and a certificate.
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Still looking and await some details from City and Guilds. Has anyone any thoughts on the Photography Institute.

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