Curating, Editing and Exhibiting Photographs

You have taken great photographs, but they are dumped on your hard drive or memory card. Photographs are meant to be printed large and placed on the wall for all to see. This course teaches you the three stages to best show off your photographs. First, selection, editing and visual story telling. Second, the best specialist paper and framing technique to use for maximum impact. Finally, where and how to exhibit, whether this be a blank wall at home, local public space, or exhibition. Your photographs are original, and this course will encourage you to premiere them powerfully.

Topics covered over the duration of this course:
Principles of visual story telling.
Editing techniques and cropping.
Colour v black & white.
Digital file quality.
Frames and wall art.
Display formatting.
Paper choice (Giclee, C-Type).
Budgeting for your exhibition.
Gallery visit to enhance contextual awareness.
Spaces for exhibiting final work selection.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

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Additional Information


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.