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SeeHear

Active Member
This has probably been asked before but I need some help!

A photographer has taken me on and is taking me out to weddings with him forf experience and to learn, but he has suggested it may be a good idea to get a qualification as well. What would be the most recognised qualification and where is the best place. I can only do part time or evenings home study would be a plus. All the suitable ones that I have found are all full time courses which is just not an option for me at the moment

Can anyone help??

Thanks

Terri
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kevin glover

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TVU, Thames valley university in Reading (used to be the college of art and design) have always offered part time courses, it's only 50 mins on the train.
As far as London goes you should try Goldsmiths, London college of Printing and St.Martins I guess as they have a good reputation, not sure as to how many part time courses they offer though.
 

kevin glover

Active Member
Having had a very quick look at the link it seems to cover the basics but I wonder how rewarding and challenging you will find it, however it is cheap when compared to a part time course at college.
Personally I always found being in a small group of people was very beneficial due to the sharing of knowledge and the diverse backgrounds people come from.
When I did my BA I was in a group of 8 people, one guy was 63 and had run his own very successful photography business for 30 odd years and the youngest was 24 having just finished a full time HND.
IMHO the benefits of collaborating with like minded people and having other people to "bounce off" and c+c each others work is worth the extra cost and effort involved in actually going to college, but that's just my experience and opinion.
You may not know this but people such as Jessops and other companies that advertise in the back of AP magazine offer specialist one day courses that may interest you, but shadowing and working alongside pro's will benefit you hugely providing they are patient and have the time to talk you through the processes and techniques they use and why they do things a certain way. Good luck in your quest mate!
 

SeeHear

Active Member
Thanks, I am still looking, I have decided to stick with shadowing the pro as he is patient and we have meet up sessions to go through things. I am over his tonight to go through the last wedding we did. I am gonna save up and find a good course. The only plm with going to college in the day Is a have a toddler to look after and dont really want to leave her in dyacare. I know lots of people do but it is not something I want to do yet. lets Just hope I can find an evening class that will do what I want

Terri
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julian_fraser

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