A Beginners Course in Photography
Oﬀered by the MALTA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
an oﬃcially accredited School of Photography
Course information: The aim of this course is to develop knowledge, understanding and skills required to practice the art of photography for beginners. Students will learn how to handle a photographic camera, diﬀerent types of basic equipment and understand their applications. Learners will be guided on how to achieve a good exposure, how to understand light, how to compose a photograph and how to create their own photographic images from the shooting stage till the post-editing stage.
Progression through the course allows learners to critically assess their photographic practices. Learners will acquire the ability to understand the uses and implications of diﬀerent aspects of techniques and technologies, and will also be able to creatively review the visual impact of their work and understand the eﬀect that the use of diﬀerent techniques and technologies will have on their work. As the students progress through the course, their personal experience and learning will oﬀer a better understanding of photographic media, techniques and technologies and be able to formulate their preferences and style in their own photographic work.
This course will be given in 10 lessons, each to be delivered by an experienced and advanced member of the Malta Photographic Society, thus students will beneﬁt from the resources of knowledge gathered throughout the years by the Society ’s most experienced members. Notes will be provided after each and every lesson. Applicants who attend 80% of the lessons will be awarded a participation certificate. Applicants are to be 16 years of age or older and lessons will be conducted in English.