30 July 2022
Introduction to Digital Photography
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 (2 - 30 July 2022). 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.
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.
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.
GBP 1820: Leeds International Summer School (LISS) is an all-inclusive programme. Included in the programme fee is tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday, module field trips, weekend excursions, social programme and The Edge sports centre membership. The cost of flights, insurance and visa is not included.
If you have a GPA of 3.2 or above (or equivalent) you're eligible to apply for a Merit scholarship worth up to £500. We are also looking for LISS Champions to receive a scholarship of £1000 while sharing their experiences of LISS via different platforms.