Photography Courses

“Learn Photography the Easy Way!”

If you have tried to learn digital photography on your own, you will know that the technical aspect of photography can be difficult to master without a tutor to lead you through the concepts. What might take you months to learn, could be understood in a matter of minutes during a tutor lead class.

Starting a career in the Industry is not so difficult but we recommend you choose your training course carefully. Some courses cover a lot of essay writing and very little actual photography!

The MKF Institute’s digital photography courses and workshops are designed with practical application in mind. Participants learn the theory part of the subject in the classroom, whist seeing the same in action via the practical elements of the lessons.

Why Study Photography with Us

  • We are an Award Winning College
  • Our courses are designed to be enjoyable and yet extremely focused
  • Students receive comprehensive set of notes
  • Tutoring excellence – your tutor is an Internationally Published and highly experienced photography lecturer
  • Hands-on courses – you focus on photography not essay writing!
  • You will use our pro studio equipment during portraiture class

 

The Photography Courses we Offer:

3 hours Photography Primer
This photography lesson was designed to be enjoyable and yet extremely focused. During this photography lesson we cover the basics of digital photography. You will learn the elements that affect your photos and how to adjust settings in your camera to get the best picture possible. The theory covered is in plain English and only to the extent in which you need to know the concepts.

  • Fee: €39
  • Attendance:  MONDAYS 6-9PM (set dates. Please contact MKf Institute)

The lesson covers:

  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • Light meter
  • Exposure
  • Using your camera: pre-set modes
  • Intro to composition

 

3 hours Practical Photography

This photography lesson was designed to be enjoyable and yet extremely focused.

During this photography lesson we cover the basics of portraiture and the practical aspect of photography. You will learn in real terms the elements that affect the quality of your photos and how to adjust settings in your camera to get the best picture possible. The theory covered is in plain English and only to the extent in which you need to know the concepts.

The lesson includes the use of our professional photo studio equipment.

  • Fee: €39
  • Attendance:  MONDAYS 6-9PM (set dates. Please contact MKf Institute)
  • Light
  • Studio lights and equipment
  • Flash: build in and external
  • Portrait photography
  • Using your camera pre-set modes for portraiture

 

4 Weeks Introduction to Digital Photography

The course covers from basic to advanced techniques and a great deal of practical work. Suitable for beginners

  • Fee: €200
  • Attendance: 4 consecutive Tuesdays 6-9pm (please contact MKF Institute for set dates)
  • Digital Photography intro: basic concepts that affect the quality of your images
  • Using your camera
  • Portraits – how to photograph people
  • Landscape – how to photograph ‘things’
  • Digital black and white photography
  • Image compression
  • Photo printing
  • Your camera and light
  • Lighting techniques
  • Studio techniques
  • Studio equipment practical introduction
  • Practical portrait photo shoot
  • Practical landscape photography field trip (local area)

 

120 hours Certificate in Digital Photography

This photography Course is suitable for beginners and anybody that would like to learn digital photography techniques and principles, either as a hobby or with a view of becoming a professional working in the Industry. Opportunity for progression to a Specialised Diploma (photo Journalism or Forensic photography) will be available from 2017.

  • Course fee: €1,500 payable in full or via instalments: Registration fee €300 plus €200 standing order instalment monthly for 6 months.
  • Attendance: Fridays 6-9pm for 40 weeks. The course starts in February and October each year. Please contact us for dates.

The course is divided into modules, each of which are 8 weeks in length. The modular approach ensures all areas can be assessed as the module completes before more advanced techniques are covered. The course starts from the the basics and progresses to more advanced techniques:

  • Module 1: Photography Introduction
  • Module 2: Post-production including HDR (High Dynamic Range) and photo manipulation
  • Module 3: Advanced Photography techniques
  • Module 4: Portraiture and close up
  • Module 5: Landscape and Event Photography

Continuous assessment: Students must complete assignments for each of the modules (some of which are submitted through our blog) as well as an assessment component. In detail:

  • Module 1: Home assignment each week plus a 50 multiple choice questions paper at the end of the module
  • Module 2: Home assignment each week plus portfolio of 5 processed images to be submitted at the end of the module
  • Module 3: Advanced Photography techniques: Home assignment each week plus portfolio of 10 images to be submitted at the end of the module
  • Module 4: Home assignment each week plus portfolio of 5 images to be submitted at the end of the module
  • Module 5: Home assignment each week plus exhibition images covering a theme selected by the learner. The college will mount an exhibition to showcase students work. the Exhibition is always at the end of November. Students must submit framed images

 

To talk to an expert about any of the courses and lessons listed above please just contact the MKF Institute via phone, email or in person.

36 Dame Street, Dublin 2   |   T. 0818 33 21 21   | E. info@mkfinstitute.com