A University of West London course


Year 10+

Steve Speed


Steven Speed
Lecturer, Photography

About this course

In a world where everyone is a photographer what do you need to know to get ahead in the field of photography? During this course you will learn about the four key aspects of photography: composition, copyright, the ethics of photojournalism and storytelling. This will not only give you an insight into what you would study on a photography degree but will also help you to develop your photography skills and give you some ideas about what you need to know if you want to build a career as a photographer.

Course sessions

  • Session one: Composition

    This session will look what makes an interesting image. During the session you will be introduced to a number of compositional conventions that once mastered will start to improve the aesthetic quality of your photographs.

  • Session two: Copyright

    One of the important issues for photographers to be aware of before they start charging for their images is copyright. The session will look at what copyright is and how it applies to photographers.

  • Session three: The Ethics of Photojournalism

    This session will look at the role of a photojournalist and what their responsibilities are when they are recording the world around them.

  • Session four: Storytelling

    This final session will look at how meaning is created through photographic images and at some of the devices and techniques that help to build a narrative in a photograph.