The course would suit a candidate that requires a broad introduction to creating, editing using and managing a digital image collection. The skills covered could be used by anyone who is involved directly or indirectly in producing or managing a collection of digital images. The skills in the course can be used in education, cultural heritage and other roles, which requires image capture and delivery.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a three-day course. Course fees are as follows:
The following units are the BTEC accredited assessment components of our still image professional development certificate and award.
This element of the course introduces the digital SLR and flatbed scanner and explains how these devices are used to digitise a variety of common subjects. It aims to explain the main controls of each device and how they are used to control the appearance of the digital image. In this session candidates are introduced to lighting and learn how it is an essential element in photography and how different types of lighting contribute to look of the picture. This session also explores capture file formats and their applications.
This session introduces the subject of destructive and non-destructive image editing and highlights some of the more commonly used image editing programs. All of the image editing during the session will be carried out with Adobe Photoshop. Throughout the day the course follows a typical workflow from initial quality control, image sorting, cropping, tone and colour adjustment, retouching through to file formats for final delivery.
This half-day session sets out the legal framework as it relates to intellectual property rights (IPR) and the creation, use and re-use of digital images. Students will learn about current IPR legislation and how best to protect their digital images from misuse. Students will also gain an understanding of how they might use digital images owned and/ or created by others. Potential future changes to UK IPR law will be discussed alongside a discussion on the internation dimension. The key concepts surrounding IPR and digital images will be explored using a mixture of presentations, discussions and practical activities.
This element of the course introduces the concept of metadata as it relates to digital still images. Students will receive an understanding of the different types of metadata, how metadata is used and how it differs depending on the user community. Students will be introduced to metadata schemas and controlled vocabularies and will consider a variety of ways in which metadata might be used to enhance digital image collections. The key areas will be explored using a mixture of presentations, discussions and practical activities.