Become Camera Savvy

This course is for all the camera-lovers, who never got the chance to learn the skills involved in taking good photographs. It showcases how far photography has come by providing a well-rounded review of the fundamentals of photography, including the software, programming, gear, equipment, and hands-on applications. You’ll learn about the various kinds of digital cameras available for use now, from the much sought-after DSLR’s to everyday tablets and smart phones. The course will begin by teaching you about the different photographic options available on these devices. From there we’ll move on to first selecting the most suitable equipment for you, and then participating in practical exercises to figure out which aspects of photography appeal to you the most.

Contemporary digital photography heavily involves digital editing, so this course will teach you digital editing on a number of different software packages. Learning about digital editing will also help you experiment with taking shots and choosing your personal style.

Taking more photos means needing more avenues and space to store them. This course will inform you about all the digital storage options available to you, including on the computer, on the camera, on online platforms and in cloud storage. How to print and upload images (on online platforms) according to high-quality size and display requirements will also be an important lecture. You will learn how to archive and maintain your portfolio, and be introduced to the concept of digital imaging in businesses and industries. It’s not possible to discuss modern-day photography, and not pay attention to the role it plays in social media technology. In light of this, this course will teach you about image-sharing on the Internet, such as the basics of posting photographs online and what to pay attention to when uploading something. If you’re even the slightest bit inclined towards the world of photography, then this course is the perfect opportunity for you to learn a new skill and explore your passion. Taking pictures will only get better from here on!

Lecture 1.1 - Introduction to Photography?

This week we’ll discuss the opportunities and possibilities of the digital age, focusing on how to make the best of our vast options. You’ll be introduced to the concept of digital photography, the resources at your disposal, and what equipment you need to get started. Learn about the characteristics and features of digital photography in depth.

Lecture 1.2 - Cameras

If you’ve ever looked at a fancy digital camera and wondered what all the buttons are for, then this is the lecture for you! This lecture will teach you about the features of a digital camera, how to utilize the ins and outs of the device, and the different kinds of equipment you can experiment with to improve your experience.

Lecture 2.1 - Storing Photographs

One of the most predominant complaints of modern-day technology users is the issue of digital storage. This lecture will address this facet of photography, and teach you how to optimize storage space on your computer, camera, and cloud, and choose the most efficient backup option for your work.

Lecture 3.1 – Other ways to take good pictures

Phones and tablets will be the centre of attention this week, when you learn how to deviate from conventional cameras and explore photography on these devices. You'll discover how to take advantage of these devices, and use them for composing shots, editing them, and posting them online.

Lecture 3.2 - The Darkroom

The capacity to alter your computerized pictures is a standout amongst the most convincing elements of advanced photography. In today's lecture, we'll take a gander at a few of the product programs accessible to you and a portion of the many elements you'll discover in advanced altering programs..

Lecture 4.1 - Photography Online

Utilizing advanced pictures on the web and on your PC are huge parts of computerized photography. In this lecture, you'll find ways you can without much of a stretch utilize advanced pictures with email and on sites. We'll likewise examine measuring pictures for use on the Internet so they show rapidly. You'll adore figuring out that it is so easy to utilize your pictures as foundations and PC backdrop. With advanced photography, you can alter nearly anything!

Lecture 4.2 - Printing

Printing computerized pictures can take many structures, and in this lecture, we'll investigate the choices for printing at home and the broad system of retail printers accessible for advanced work. You'll likewise figure out how to set up your pictures for the best quality prints, paying little mind to where you print them. On the off chance that documented quality is vital to you, or in case you're scrapbooking, there are a few things you'll need to know!

Lecture 5.1 - Traveling

Travel photography is dependably a most loved subject for picture takers, regardless of whether you're shooting in your own patio or around the globe. Computerized photography displays some extraordinary difficulties and openings, so in this lecture, we'll take a look at how experts in the field handle the difficulties, and also procedures and openings you can utilize when you travel, incorporating document association with Adobe's Light room.

Lecture 5.2 - Composing Digitally

In our last lecture together, we'll take a look at how to form your photos in light of computerized alternatives. There's significantly more to being a computerized picture taker than simply owning an advanced camera, and today you'll see some awesome cases of troublesome circumstances that you can cure with computerized arrangements. The more you find out about your choices, the more you'll need to explore!

Beginning Date: April 20th, 2017

Thursdays 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturdays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

(Duration: 4 weeks)

Note: Date/Time is subject to change, All the registrants will be notified if & when date/time is changed.

 

  • An attendance certificate will be given to all participants at the end of the course.
  • If you need a detailed document listing your contribution in lectures, seminars, including contact hours and the grades you were awarded on each assignment please contact lifetime.learning@lums.edu.pk.

If you have any queries regarding accommodation, please email us at:

masooma.zeeshan@lums.edu.pk and/or: lifetime.learning@lums.edu.pk

COURSE FEE

PKR 25,000.00

Fees include access to IT and library (no accommodation and meals). Formal tea at the beginning and end of the course. However, there are no sources of funding available for these courses for the time being.

INVOICING AND PAYMENTS

  • Fees can be paid online via credit/debit card or via payment vouchers at the bank on campus.
  • If you are paying via voucher or at an ATM, please send us a scanned copy of the payment receipt at lifetime.learning@lums.edu.pk.
  • All fees have to be paid 10 days before the course starts.
  • Student’s place in the short course is not confirmed until the fees is paid in full. 

DISCOUNTS

A 5% discount is available to the following groups:

  • LUMS Students
  • LUMS Alumni
  • LUMS Staff
  • LUMS Faculty
  • Repeat students of Lifetime Learning at LUMS Centre.

The appropriate section of the application form must be filled out by the applicant in order to avail the discount.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS POLICY

In order to cancel the agreement with us and to leave the course you have to apply within 14 days from the date on which you received the offer and write to us on lifetime.learning@lums.edu.pk.

Please keep in mind that if you leave the course, you must advise the Lifetime Learning LUMS Centre in writing on lifetime.learning@lums.edu.pk and get written confirmation of the withdrawal. However, tuition fees will not be refunded; but you will receive a voucher which can be used to enrol for another course at LUMS in the future.  

It is essential that you meet the criteria below before you submit your application form:

  • Please ensure you have read all our terms and conditions including the payments and cancellations policy.
  • You must meet all the minimum requirements for our program mentioned below.
  • Please complete all sections in the online application, failure to do this will result in your application not being successful. 

 

ONLINE APPLICATION SUBMITTED, WHAT’S NEXT? (ENROLMENT)

Once you have completed the online application and registered for your desired course(s), you will receive a confirmation email from the Lifetime Learning@LUMS team (lifetime.learning@lums.edu.pk). You can then make the payment online (via credit/debit card) or by downloading a voucher (and paying it at the Bank). You then receive an email with the invoice number that confirms your successful enrolment in the course(s).

 

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU?

  • Read up about the course in advance, so that you are aware of what is happening in the classes from day one.
  • Attend all the lectures and group activities for this course.
  • Submit all assignments and projects given to you on time.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The Lifetime Learning LUMS Centre reviews every application fairly and equally (on the basis of merit) and not on first come first serve basis.

The deadline for this course is: 10th April, 2017.   

                                

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

To apply for a course at the Lifetime Learning LUMS Centre you must present the following:

  • A good grasp of the English language as most of the Lifetime Learning courses will be taught in English.
  • Minimum age requirement of 15+ years.
  • You are responsible for bringing your own camera.

LUMS treats all students alike regardless of their disabilities. We try to assist all students with disabilities as much as possible and encourage them to come and grow with us. People with disabilities are requested to let us know of any special needs well in advance, so that there are no problems on the day they join the course.

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