Pre College Photography Course Summer Photography School.
Don’t get left behind. Get ahead before you start University or College. Build your portfolio. Advance your career in photography.
All photographers welcome. A great choice; even if you are NOT going to university or college.
On the Pre College Photography Course you receive a sound professional grounding. Learn the secrets most photographers don’t even know exist.
Learn how to create great images
This is a portfolio building Photography course. Choose either a one week or a 3 week option. (scroll down for 3 week option)
The one week option gives you an overview of all the skills you need to succeed. The 3 week option goes into more depth.
Visual communication skills are now most important in both University, and everyday life.
Gain new communication skills and visual awareness.
Learn what you didn’t even know that you didn’t know !
Prepare yourself either for a college or university place. Or learn how to put a portfolio together for submission.
No entry qualifications required. We can customise your course towards your own interests.
A detailed introduction not only for those wishing to pursue a career in visual communication, but also for students who need to communicate visually whatever their chosen subject.
The Bill Bagshaw Pre College Photography Course provides you with a unique and exciting opportunity.
Develop your photographic skills and ideas. Learn how to build your portfolio.
Be ready for college or university admission; or learn professional photography even if you are not going to college or university.
Bill Bagshaw has been a Staff Photographer for multi national companies, won photographic awards, lectured extensively to full time professional photography students, and had his work published worldwide.
Expand and express your creativity
Learn about camera equipment
Understand visual communication
Learn about lighting in our well equipped studio
Learn how to use and modify outdoor lighting
Discover design concepts
Learn how to build your portfolio
Investigate your career options
Use imaging software
Push the boundaries of your creative thinking
Students under 18 years old should be accompanied by a responsible adult (no charge for responsible adult). Contact us for details
Pre College Photography Course (Summer School)
In depth 3 week option:-
1st week: An overview of professional photography skill sets
2nd week: Design concepts and practical work
(week one should be completed first)
3rd week: Portfolio building
(week two MUST be completed first)
Week 1. The Basics
Photographic lessons, hands on equipment demonstrations, supervised exercises.
Use digital cameras with studio and location lighting. Explore your photographic options.
Work with digital images & imaging software.
If you only have one week available we can change this around to include element of weeks 2. and 3. (design and and portfolio building)
Week 2 Design Foundations
Design is the foundation of visual communication.
This week introduces you to the formal elements of design; and how to use them in visual communication.
Students are encouraged to explore visual concepts and to discover their own innovative solutions.
Week 3. Portfolio building
Photography briefs and critiques.
Briefs are designed to encourage your creativity.
Build your portfolio based upon what you learned in weeks 1 and 2.
Special discount price £949 per week (*does not include accommodation or lunch)
9.30-12.30 a.m and 1.30-4.30 p.m
5 days per week with 2 days being half days (remaining half days are for assignments)
Cost per week.
*(Non Residential) £949 per person ( discounted price).
*Royal Deeside is a holiday area and there all types of accommodation you can book, including hotels, self catering accommodation, and guest houses.
Students should bring their own digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera with them (or a quality mirrorless camera), if they have one. If not we can provide one.
Students under 18 years old should be accompanied by a responsible adult (no charge for responsible adult).