The course sees photography as an exciting art form through which we can communicate our observations about our visual world. The act of seeing intelligently and sensitively is a key concept on this course. On the course we mainly use digital photography, so therefore it is important that you own a DSLR camera. It is very important that the work we do is seen in the context of other photographers and artists, as this is a rich source of ideas, so a lot of time is devoted to studying these. In order to communicate your ideas effectively you must learn how to use photographic equipment, so you will be shown the expressive potential of cameras and lenses, developing and printing in the darkroom, film, exposure, shutter speed and aperture.