FPP RPS
Providing UK's Leading Photography Courses
1064 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DS

Our courses are intended for the keen photographer who is looking to develop their photography skills into a profitable business. All our courses are very practical and therefore will involve a lot of picture taking, enabling you to create your own portfolio.

As a City & Guilds accredited centre, all our course include a City & Guilds accredited Workshop Diploma, up to an Ofqual level 3 qualification.

FPP is also an ELCAS approved learning provider and some of our courses qualify for ELCAS funding (Approved training provider for the UK Armed Forces) Working from two fully equipped studios all our staff are vastly experienced and formally trained and qualified. All staff hold at least their LRPS (Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society)

City & Guilds accredited programme 5 Day Digital Manipulation Course £695.00(Mon-Fri for 1 week)
City & Guilds accredited Workshop Diploma- Digital Manipulation

During the week we will cover a variety of editing software, Professional Workflow and a selection of professional techniques used to improve and manipulate images.

The main objectives of the course are;

  • To gain a City & Guilds accredited workshop Diploma in Digital Manipulation
  • To give you the experience and confidence to edit and manipulate images professionally
  • To gain experience in a variety of professional editing software including; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Bridge, Portrait Professional and Proshow
  • For you to create a portfolio of edited images that you can use for advertising and to show to potential clients

On completion of the courses, all students are welcome to spent two weeks work experience with us in our studios. This will involve the day to day running of a commercial studio, helping with shoots, editing, printing and dealing with customers.

5 Day Digital Manipulation Course
(Mon-Fri) City & Guilds accredited programme

£695.00

The main objectives of the course are;

  • To gain a City & Guilds accredited workshop Diploma in Digital Manipulation
  • To give you the experience and confidence to edit and manipulate images professionally
  • To gain experience in a variety of professional editing software including; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Bridge, Portrait Professional
  • For you to create a portfolio of edited images that you can use for advertising and to show to potential clients

 

Monday

AM 9.00 - 12.30 PM 1.30 - 5.00
  • Welcome and personal introductions
  • Course objectives
  • Understanding different file formats
  • Photo Manipulation Ethics
  • Resizing and Cropping an image using various techniques
  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Retouching in Photoshop
  • Editing image using Portrait Professional

Monday Timetable

Time

Subject

Aims

Objectives

Method

9.00 – 9.30

Coffee and Introduction to course

To understand the aim of the course and the skills that will be taught

To understand the aim of the course and the skills that will be taught.

Lecture.

9.30 - 10.30

Understanding different file formats.

To be able to identify different file formats and understand their appropriate uses.

To know when to use different file formats.

Evaluation of a completed
hand-out and a practical demonstration

10.30 – 12.00

Photo manipulation ethics and working to a brief

To understand the implications of editing images. To understand how to work to a brief and understand your client.

To be able to understand the ethics around editing images and to be able to work professionally to a brief.

Lecture and student discussion.

12.00-12.30

Image resizing

To be able to resize images ready for output

To use Photoshop to crop and resize an image. To understand the different resizing methods and when its best to use them.

Photoshop Workshop

12.30 - 1.00

LUNCH

1.00 – 3.00

Retouching an image

To retouch and sharpen an image to improve the image quality.

To understand and be able to retouch and enhance an image.

Photoshop Workshop

3.00 -5.00

Enhancing a Portrait using Portrait Professional

To use portrait professional to manipulate an image.

To be able to create a edited image using the portrait professional software.

Portrait Professional

All lessons are delivered with a Practical demonstration, which is supported with course hand-outs, PowerPoint slideshows and the appropriate software’s, this is then followed by students practising the skills taught.

Tuesday

AM 9.00 - 12.30 PM 1.30 - 5.00
  • Professional file management
  • Reviewing and selecting Images for Manipulation
  • Editing in Camera Raw Workshop (Including: Sharpening, HSL, Split Toning & Black and White Conversion

Tuesday Timetable

Time

Subject

Aims

Objectives

Method

9.00 - 10.00

Professional file management

To be able to create a professional filing system to improve your workflow

To understand the important of file management to improve workflow

Lecture

10.00 – 12.30

Managing and reviewing images in Lightroom and bridge

To be able to manage, review and select images ready for editing

To understand and to be able to confidently navigate around file managing sortware’s to improve your workflow

Lightroom and Bridge Workshop

12.30 - 1.00

LUNCH

1.00 – 5.00

Camera RAW Workshop

To be able to confidently navigate around camera Raw and use the adjusts accordingly

To be able to use camera Raw to adjust and enhance an image. To be able to create a pre-set action in Camera Raw which you can then apply to other photographs.

Camera Raw Workshop

All lessons are delivered with a Practical demonstration, which is supported with course hand-outs, PowerPoint slideshows and the appropriate software’s, this is then followed by students practising the skills taught.

Wednesday

AM 9.00 - 12.00 PM 1.30 - 5.00
  • Using Adjustment layers to improve an image
  • Using Actions to batch process adjustments
  • Converting files to different formats
  • Using Photoshop to create a Text and Image Composite
  • Free Practise Session

Wednesday Timetable

Time

Subject

Aims

Objectives

Method

9.00 – 11.30

Enhancing an image with adjustment layers and how to create an action.

To be able to adjust images using Photoshop and to be able to create an action

To use adjustment layers and mask’s in Photoshop to modify and improve an image.
To use actions to improve your workflow.

Photoshop Workshop

11.30 - 1.00

Converting file formats and how to apply actions using batch processing

To understand how to convert a file from one format to another and how to batch process an action

To be able to convert a file from one format to another.
To batch process an action.

Photoshop Workshop

12.30 - 1.00

LUNCH

1.00 – 2.30

Combining images and creating text including how to make a watermark

 

To use text, watermarks and combining images to manipulate an image.

To understand and be able to manipulate an image using layers, text (including watermarks) and various effects to create a more complex manipulated image.

Photoshop Workshop

2.30-5.00

Practice Session- To produce a finished portfolio using Photoshop. 

To use the skills learnt on the course to produce a finished portfolio using Photoshop. Demonstrating your understanding of sizing, adjustment layers, watermarks and how to batch process adjustments.

To be able to implement a variety of editing techniques to manipulate a selection of images using batch processing in Photoshop.

Practical session and Question and answers.

All lessons are delivered with a Practical demonstration, which is supported with course hand-outs, PowerPoint slideshows and the appropriate software’s, this is then followed by students practising the skills taught.

Thursday

AM 9.00 - 12.30 PM 1.30 - 5.00
  • How to Capture images for HDR
  • Creating a HDR Composite in Photoshop
  • Creating a Photobook using Blurb Booksmart
  • Understanding Professional printing and colour management
  • Free Practise Session

Thursday Timetable

Time

Subject

Aims

Objectives

Method

9.00 – 11.30

How to capture images to create a HDR composite

To acquire images and manipulate multiple images into a HDR image

To learn how to capture images that are appropriate for editing into a HDR image

Lecture, Practical demonstration and photo shoot with student participation.

11.30 - 12.30

HDR Photo creation

To create a manipulated image into HDR.

To understand how to create a HDR image from a photograph.

Practical demonstration and student participation.

12.30 - 1.00

LUNCH

1.00-2.00

Creating a Photo book Workshop

To be able to use and understand blurb-Booksmart software to produce a Photo book.

To be able to create a photo book ready for print.

Practical demonstration and student participation.

 

2.00 – 3.00

Professional Printing and Colour Management

To prepare an image using colour management for professional printing

To use colour management techniques to provide a high quality image for print.

Practical demonstration and student participation.

3.00-5.00

Preparing Image for printing

To be able to prepare an image ready for professional printing including editing, resizing and applying a profile.

To understand how to create a image ready for printing
(To print the image on Friday)

Practical demonstration and student participation.

All lessons are delivered with a Practical demonstration, which is supported with course hand-outs, PowerPoint slideshows and the appropriate software’s, this is then followed by students practising the skills taught.

Friday

AM 9.00 - 12.30 PM 1.30 - 5.00
  • Recap of course
  • Portfolio Breakdown
  • One-to-one Tutorials
  • Free Practise Session
  • Carry out professional printing

Friday Timetable

Time

Subject

Aims

Objectives

Method

9.00 – 11.30

Recapping of Course

To understand all the skills covered in the course.

To have a understanding of all skills covered in the course.

Group Discussion

11.30 - 12.30

Mini Brief – Independent Work
One-to-one Tutorials

To follow and work to the brief to create a final manipulated image
To receive feedback and set training plan.

To be able to acquire a file from a source, organise and select images for editing, edit 2 images and prepare them for professional printing.

Practical observation

12.30 - 1.00

LUNCH

1.00 – 2.00

Continued from Thursday afternoon-To print the image you prepared

To be able to use and print an edited image.

To use and print an image using a professional printer.

Practical demonstration and student participation.

2.00-5.00

Review of work and analysis of editing.

To Review their own work and assess the techniques they have used.

To be able to review their own work and assess the editing techniques. To be able to identify appropriate editing that is sympathetic to the brief.

Group Discussion

All lessons are delivered with a Practical demonstration, which is supported with course hand-outs, PowerPoint slideshows and the appropriate software’s, this is then followed by students practising the skills taught.

5 Day Digital Manipulation Course £695.00
(Mon-Fri) City & Guilds accredited Workshop Diploma

On completion of the course you will gain a Digital Manipulation Photography City & guilds accredited workshop diploma (as shown below) and have hands on skills of using a variety of professional editing software including; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Bridge, Portrait Professional and Proshow that can be used within the photography/editing industry.

This will give you the experience and confidence you need to start out on your own, or seek employment within this field.

All our courses are aimed at the keen amateur to the improving professional. No formal entry qualifications are required to attend this course, only an interest for photography, willingness to learn and lots of enthusiasm.

Once booked onto a course we will send you some pre-course notes to help bring you up to speed. On the First day of your course you will be given your course packs that contain all the course notes.

For the course you will need a digital SLR with a small zoom lens, a flash unit for your camera, AA batteries and a laptop. However any equipment you do not have will be lent to you free of charge.

Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

Does the cost for the photography course include everything I need? Or are there any extra fees?

The cost of the photography course covers all that you will need, including lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The only extra cost will be for accommodation if required (see above).

Do I need to have some experience in photography before I can come on a course?

You do not need to have any commercial experience; however it would benefit you if you have a good basic understanding of your camera and exposures when taking photographs.

What do I need to bring with me to the course?

Your camera equipment including; camera, small zoom lens, flash unit and memory cards, laptop and card reader (all are available during the courses to borrow if required).

Is there any back-up to help me after the course?

Once you have attended the course we offer continuous support with no restriction on time scale. You are always welcome to email, call or visit us.

What is the dress code?

There is no formal dress code. We advise you to bring something warm and weatherproof for when we will be shooting on location.

Will I need any transportation?

Transportation will be available if you do not have your own.

What use of the images taken on the course will I have?

All images taken on the course can be used for promotional purposes i.e. websites, brochures, portfolio’s.

What food and refreshments are included?

Lunch and all refreshments, including snacks and hot and cold drinks will be provided throughout the day.

What is the maximum number of students on each course?

All courses are limited to six students with up to three full-time members of staff. Digital Manipulation courses are limited to 10 students

Terms of Business

  • A non-returnable deposit of £100 is required when booking with the balance to be paid on the first day of the seminar. Failure to give four weeks' notice of cancellation of seminar will require full payment still to be paid
  • Courses booked less than four weeks before the course start date- Full payment required when booking, no cancellations or refunds will be given
  • Bookings from outside the UK- Full payment required when booking, no cancellations or refunds will be given
  • Payment is required in full when booking private seminars
  • All major credit cards are accepted

5 Day Digital Manipulation Course Dates:

20th - 24th November
11th - 15th December

29th January – 2nd February 2018
19th – 23rd February 2018
12th – 16th March 2018
23rd – 27th April 2018
14th – 18th May 2018
18th – 22nd June 2018
9th – 13th July 2018
30th July – 3rd August 2018
20th – 24th August 2018
17th – 21st September 2018
8th – 12th October 2018
29th October – 2nd November 2018
19th – 23rd November 2018
10th – 14th December 2018