Adobe Photoshop and Digital Photography

Adobe Photoshop and Portrait Photography

Course Aims and Opportunities

  • This course aims to provide students with a sound introduction to working as a portrait photographer and the creative and technical skills required for the role.
  • Participants will learn camera skills and photo editing technology and how to work within a studio environment
  • Of interest to anyone wishing to pursue a career in photography, media, design, creative arts, marketing, digital technology, etc.

Course Outline

Part 1: Portrait Photography

  • The use of camera controls and accessories to interpret portraits.
  • Various lighting conditions, daylight, domestic, commercial and flashlight.
  • Show how camera angle, lighting quality and facial expressions affect mood and interpretation.
  • Use  digital manipulation techniques.

Part 2: Adobe Photoshop

  • Using scanning equipment
  • Photoshop’s environment
  • Adding content with Drawing, Painting and Editing tools
  • Selecting Image Content; Working with image files
  • Working with Layers; Adding variety with Masks
  • Using Paths; Applying Filters
  • Fine-tuning your image: Blurring, Smudging, Sharpening, Dodging, Burning, Sponging, Patching
  • Adjusting your image; Colour Correction, Red Eye Correction, Teeth Whitening, Changing Colours, Blemish Correction, Cutting out from a photograph
  • Colour and Border Effects
  • Enhancing Effects – sharpening, distortions, slimming, wrinkles
  • Composition of a photograph, image size and orientation
  • How to reduce the size of files

October 2016, Wednesday, 6.30pm – 9pm, 10 weeks

Entry Requirements
Open Entry


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