Taster – Workflow and Post Production

Digital photography student
Type
Professional / Short Course
Duration
12 Weeks
Validated by
Griffith College
Mode
Part-Time
Campus
Dublin
NFQ Level
N/A
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Course Overview

Gain a critical understanding of digital photography and develop key technical skills.

This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated degree programmes.

This is one single module from the Certificate in Photography.  This module is designed to enable learners to explore the basic principles of digital photography including understanding input and output devices; workflow and post-production using the digital darkroom. Learners gain an understanding of the effective use of industry-standard image manipulation software and the processes from image capture to manipulation and output. 

This module is suited to photographers (amateur or otherwise) who wish to learn more about workflow and the creative suite software.  Learners will have access to iMacs, creative suite software and professional printers during classes and at the weekends.

This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated programmes.

Why Study Digital Photography at Griffith College?

The Digital Photography course is conducted on a part-time evening basis over an 12-week period. This course is aimed at ambitious beginner photographers and has an emphasis on photography’s aesthetic and social contexts.

  • You will gain confidence in the basic principles of digital photography, including understanding input and output devices, the digital camera and the digital darkroom.
  • You will gain an understanding of the effective use of industry standard image manipulation software and the processes from image capture to manipulation and output.
  • You will have an opportunity to put the acquired knowledge into practice by undertaking guided and self-directed projects and practical assignments.
  • Small  class sizes ensure that you get the one-on-one attention needed to perfect your technical and creative skills. 
  • Option to further your studies in this area by pursuing our Certificate in Photography course.

Intake dates

Dublin Campus

The next intake for this course will be:

  • February 2023*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Course Details

The module content is organised in a manner which mimics the end to end workflow concept central to a successful digital photography practice. The topics covered are the following:

  • Digital Technical Content

Technical lectures and demonstrations introduce digital still cameras with a focus on the camera functions specific to digital devices. Learners learn to use the digital camera and image acquisition devices such as flatbed scanners. An understanding is gained regarding digital camera sensors, file formats and resolution. Learners learn how to deal with the processing of RAW data as opposed to compressed information.

  • Digital Darkroom

This topic deals with the processing of imagery in the digital environment from initial input to final output. Demonstrations introduce digital printers and associated computer software on the Apple Macintosh platform, such as Adobe Photoshop.

  • Workflow

The Digital workspace is examined with a specific consideration given to understanding digital workflow and metadata so that learners gain practical knowledge as to how to effectively deal with digital data from input through to output and storage. This includes file management, screen browsers and automated processes.

  • Colour Management

This topic aims to explore Colour Spaces and their specific uses. Learners learn how to perform screen to printer calibration to achieve correct colour matches using appropriate colour profiles.

  • Digital Imaging

Through lectures and tutorials, this topic explores the creative potential unique to the digital platform. Contemporary digital manipulation is understood in the historical context of photo-montage and darkroom manipulation.

  • Implications of Digital Photography

Learners awareness of digital photography are broadened through discussion, research and viewing the work of contemporary photographers. In so doing the diversity of digital application and its critical implications are explored. Learners engage with and evaluate the work of others as well as their own.

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.

Timetables

Dublin

February 2023

Course dates to be confirmed.

Cork

October 2020

This course is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, 24th October 2020 at Griffith College Cork. Contact [email protected] for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Wednesdays online) from 6.30pm - 8.30pm over 12 weeks, with practical workshops held every second Saturday morning on campus. The course will run until February 2021. 

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants should have a working knowledge of exposure, basic camera functions (metering modes, etc.), and be familiar with the use of Mac Operating Systems.  Applicants should own a DSLR. 

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes up to and including September 2022. Please see here for further details.

Dublin

This module is suited to photographers (amateur or otherwise) who wish to learn more about workflow and the creative suite software.  Learners will have access to iMacs, creative suite software and professional printers during classes and at the weekends.

Cork

This module is suited to photographers (beginners, amateur[ or otherwise) who wish to learn more about the technical and creative side of photography.  Applicants should have access to a DSLR camera and be familiar with the use of a computer.  

How to Apply

Applicants under 23 years of age:

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert:

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award.

Applicants over 23 years of age (Mature students):

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.

Fees

Study Mode: Part-Time

Dublin: EUR 750.00

Cork: EUR 550.00

Progression

Learners are encouraged to continue their studies by applying for the Certificate in Photography course at Griffith College Dublin on completion of this module. 

 

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