Computers and Photography Evening Courses

Digital Photography Beginners (Course Code: 20) 

This course is designed for students who are new to Digital Photography. Over the term, the following areas are covered – understanding the camera’s main functions, such as setting resolution; ISO and White Balance for optimum image quality; camera memory and camera software. In addition, students will learn how to upload images from the camera to the computer, learn how to delete files and to format memory cards. Other shooting modes and camera controls are also covered. Students will be set printing exercises, learn how to attach images to emails, back up images to CD/DVDs or external hard drives. Throughout the term a class pertaining to image composition will also be covered. A hands-on approach, working closely with the tutor, ensures that students have the opportunity to learn far more than if they were working alone with a manual. Students should have access to their own camera during the class.

Suitable Cameras – Digital Compact Cameras are ideal for this course.

It is essential that students have a good working knowledge of computers.

QQI Level 5 Digital Photography Advanced (Course Code: 21)

This course is designed to address the technical capabilities and nuances of Digital SLR cameras and students will learn how to master shooting using the manual settings. In the first half of term areas covered include – refreshing on Resolution, Image Quality, ISO, White Balance and shooting in RAW. Aperture, shutter speeds and depth of field are also covered in detail.  Additionally, the course will cover camera flash and deals with different camera lenses and aperture ranges. The second half of the term will focus on postproduction of images using Photoshop/Picasa/GIMP. Areas covered include – image enhancement, printing and presenting images. During the term a class pertaining to image composition will also be covered. Students should have access to their own camera during the class.

Participants on this course may submit their work for QQI certification at Level 5

Suitable Cameras – Digital SLR cameras are ideal for this course or semi/bridge SLRs which have a manual shooting capability. It is essential that students have a good working knowledge of computers. 

Students using college computers are bound to the CDETB computer and network users’ policy which is available at registration.

Further Skills with Computers (Course Code: 22)

This course is suitable for adults who are familiar with the basic operation of a computer or who have recently completed a beginners course.  Improving your computer skills can help you to get on in work, keep in touch with family and friends, access a range of online resources (banking, shopping, social media) or to help you with further learning.

 

Classes for all evening courses will be delivered onsite for the January 2022 term

The safety of our learners and staff is paramount and the College will comply with any public health measures the Government may introduce to reduce the spread of COVID 19.

Course Payment

We are pleased to inform our learners that online enrolment and payment is now possible for our evening classes. This will be available through our college website, www.ballsbridgecollege.com. Postal enrolment and payment by cheque and postal order will continue to be accepted.

There will be no enrolment evenings this term.

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