Morley college

C&G Student show at Morley College

My students have an exhibition on at Morley College if your not too far away do go see, there are some great images there.

The invite for the show (designed by a student)

The invite for the show (designed by a student)

I teach on the City & Guilds level 2 & 3 courses, year long accredited courses which are for me as a tutor great to see such progress throughout the time the students are with me. 

Here are a few images from the show, do pop by to see the rest

Caz Dyer, City & Guilds Level 3 -  Reculver

Caz Dyer, City & Guilds Level 3 -  Reculver

Kathleen Holman, City & Guilds Level 2 - Pine Forest

Kathleen Holman, City & Guilds Level 2 - Pine Forest

Sergio Texeira, City & Guilds Level 2 - The perfect tunnel

Sergio Texeira, City & Guilds Level 2 - The perfect tunnel

These courses are enrolling for next year btw! Level 2 Tuesday 1400-1700 http://bit.ly/28XfMFg Level 2 Tuesday 1800-2100 http://bit.ly/29g4NHN and Level 3 Wednesday 1800-2100 http://bit.ly/28XfGxq)

Next Terms Teaching

As one term ends i look to the next, here are my courses starting in January at Morley College

Courses in the Spring Term

Intermediate Digital SLR Photography

Friday 1400-1700 - 10 Jan 2014 – 4 Apr 2014 - 12 weeks

Building on your skills, this intermediate course guides students through mastering their camera functions. Beyond the introduction to exposure, white balance and composition, we take on studio lighting, post-production, lighting styles, direction and quality. With in-depth demonstrations and explorations of digital workflow, from capture to print, using Lightroom in a fun and relaxed environment.


Beginners' Digital Photography 

Wednesday 1400-1700 - 8 Jan 2014 – 10 Feb 2014 - 6 weeks

This course demystifies the digital camera so that students can get the most out of their equipment. Through demonstrations and hands-on sessions, students will learn how to use the settings and functions of their cameras while practising taking digital photographs. This course is for Compact camera & SLRs.


Intermediate Digital Photography

Wednesday 1400-1700 - 26 Feb 2014 – 2 Apr 2014 - 6 weeks

Building on your skills, this intermediate course guides students through mastering their camera functions. Beyond the introduction to exposure, white balance and composition, we take on studio lighting, post-production, lighting styles, direction and quality. With in-depth demonstrations and explorations of digital workflow, from capture to print, using Lightroom in a fun and relaxed environment.


Composing the Image

Saturday 1030-1630 - 15 Feb 2014 1 day

A course to develop you composition and ideas behind creating interesting and creative images. Though a mixture of presentation, discussion and practice you will look at what factors contribute toward winning images. Factors from the technical camera skills to composition of the subject and the ideas behind the image, you will discuss and develop ways of approaching photography and communicating themes and ideas through your images.


On Camera Flash & Speedlights

Saturday 10.30-1630 - 1 week

An intermediate course where will use your on camera flash and camera Speedlights on and off camera. During the course you will have time to learn general lighting techniques and to practice using equipment and lighting set ups. This course will be really helpful to you if you want to create professional looking portraiture. Digital SLR and Speedlight needed.


Lightroom for Photographers

Wednesday 1800-2100 - 8 Jan 2014 – 26 Mar 2014 - 11 weeks

Learn photo management and image-editing digital workflow using Adobe Lightroom – the powerful programme for professional and enthusiast photographers. Explore this increasingly essential and user friendly programme to edit your images and streamline your computer workflow. Students need good computer skills.



Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7HT
T 020 7450 1889
F 020 7928 4074
E enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk

Two courses starting next week!

Courses starting next week!

I have two courses starting next week which still have places, they are Beginners Digital SLR Photography & Advanced Digital SLR Photography


Beginners Digital SLR Photography

Starting on the 20th September 2-5pm

Heres the Blurb:

This course demystifies the digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera so that students can get the most out of their equipment. Through demonstrations and hands-on sessions, students will learn how to use the settings and functions of their cameras while practising taking digital photographs.

You will I learn on the course:


Good use the aperture and shutter speed controls
Expose images correctly
Choose the right settings for particular scenes
Good use of lens focal length
Import and edit images
Produce interesting images


Advanced Digital SLR Photography

Starting on the 18th September 6-9pm 

Heres the blurb:

This advanced masterclass offers hands-on practical instruction on your digital SLR camera and is the next step up in learning how to control digital imaging processes. You will learn the skills needed to take photographs to a professional standard. Learning how to set up and light a professional studio, how to use a light meter to measure the light capacity, and how to control light, camera settings and correct exposures. 

You will I learn on the course:


Produce images to a high standard technically
How to effectively control focus for different situations
How to control exposure effectively for different lighting situations
Use of different speedlight flash techniques
Use studio lights for producing portrait images
Use an handheld exposure meter
Self critique of your work


Exhibition Installation: Reflective Dialogues

I spent yesterday helping a colleague set up an exhibition at Morley College, it took most of the day and i think it looks rather good!

Reflective Dialogues

7th Sept - 10th Oct 2013

An exhibition to mark the end of a project connecting different adult education colleges to use virtual learning in their teaching.

Here is the Blurb on the project and exhibition:

A unique photography exhibition - tutors and students have created portraits of each other.
This exhibition is the final event of a Learning and Skills Improvement Service funded Leadership with Technology Project which ran between August 2012 – March 2013. The project recruited 10 Art & Design practitioners from five London ACL providers to pilot online learning technology. Programmes included a range of subject areas including: Art Foundation, Dressmaking, Painting & Drawing, Photography, and Stained Glass. One of the aims of the project was to work towards developing a community of Art & Design practitioners using technology.
The exhibition focuses on the key relationship underpinning the use of electronic ILPs (Individual Learning Plans) – the relationship between practitioner and student. Participants in the project communicated that the reflective dimension of the creative learning process is often something that it is hard to find time for. An eILP can provide a private space for learners to reflect and develop a dialogue with their tutor around this process. Practitioners and students from each of the programmes within the project have produced paired portraits to extend this reflective dialogue visually.
The five providers in the Consortium were AEC Bexley, CALAT, Morley College, NALS Newham, and Working Men’s College.







For further info etc see the website:


Morley College Open Enrolment Day

Its about that time again, with term starting in a couple of weeks this coming Tuesday is the Morley College Open Enrolment Day.

I have three classes starting this term that need tutor approval before enrolment, the City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 courses that run all year and the Advanced Photography Workshop course that runs for a term.

If you are interested in the courses pop along to the college with some samples of your work and have a chat with me.

Here are some images from previous students:

Alexa Wilding - City & Guilds Photo Imaging Level 3

Teresa Hamilton - City & Guilds Photo Imaging Level 2

Mark Nortcliffe - City & Guilds Photo Imaging Level 3

Solene Seconde-kynnersley  - City & Guilds Photo Imaging Level 3



Richard Pratt - City & Guilds Photo Imaging Level 3

Open Day details

Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7HT

3.30 - 8pm on the 3rd Sep 2013