Photography and Media subjects for 16-19 Year Olds, Older Teens

All our courses can be used towards Extra Skills for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

All our Older Teens: 16-19 Year Olds photography and media courses run during school holidays, half-terms and on Saturdays during term-time.
Phone us for more information, to chat about how we run our courses and to book!  0203 002 4991

 

Beginners Digital Photography course for 16-19 year olds

Our most popular course gives students a solid footing in photography and teaches you how to become master of your camera, whether you’re using compact or digital SLR.

It’s fun, practical and covers all the basics. From photographing friends to creating eye-catchy compositions this course will provide you with the core skills to make your photography stand out from the rest.

You will learn how to:

  • use different camera settings for creative effect
  • set a correct exposure in different modes and various situations
  • create strong images and unusual pictures

We get to shoot out on location with fun briefs and projects, with a brief introduction to photo editing in Photoshop depending on the group.

Locations visited are likely to include Covent Garden where we are based, and may also include:

  • Greenwich by boat
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • South Bank
  • Camden Market and more.

Overview of course key points:

  • build skills
  • a bit of theory (or more, depending on the course and your requests)
  • lots of practical
  • fun and engaging, laughter, care, attention and be yourself
  • max. group size of 6
  • get to know/discover more of London – explore (e.g. Brick Lane, Green Park for wildlife in the park, Camden Town for street photography in the market, Embankment and South Bank for skate boards and graffitti, head to Greenwich by boat on the Thames, tunnnels for lighting and shutter speed tricks, portraiture and (almost) anything you can think of to capture with your cameras)
  • post-production and editing introduction using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Mango Lab certificate of attendance
  • an excellent meeting space for camera-enthusiasts  looking to grow their creative and media skillsets!

This course can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. It also leads on to our Intermediate and Saturday courses where skills are refreshed and developed further.

Our 6:1 ratio means spaces are limited, so book early to secure your space.

Course requirement: Ideally a camera (DSLR or compact) with Manual mode (usually M, Av/A, Tv/S, P on the “mode dial”).
Loan cameras available (Nikon/Canon), so please contact us to enquire/ reserve if required.

Level: Beginners and upwards.
Review, revise, play & advance.

Age range: 16-19 year olds (and a bit either side).
This is our older group. For younger Teens, see our Teens page.

Class size: 6

Please ring us to book on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.

 


SUMMER TERM-TIME 2019 | Weekends: Saturdays

June 2019


THURSDAY EVENINGS Beginners Photography – AFTER SCHOOL EVENINGS
This course can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

6pm-7.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat

6 June (13, 20 & 27 June)
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Next Beginners weekday evening courses for Teens will be held in September 2019. See our Saturday 4-week courses in June and 4-day Holiday courses (Mon-Thurs) during the Summer Holidays, which also count towards your DofE extra skill.
Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill.

 


SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSES 2019 | Weekdays

EARLY SUMMER COURSES:
Mon 24 – Thurs 27 June
Mon 1 Jul – Thurs 4 July

Then:

Week 1: Monday 8 – Thursday 11 July
Week 2: Monday 15 – Thursday 18 July
Week 3: Monday 22 – Thursday 25 July
Week 4: Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August
Week 5: Monday 5 – Thursday 8 August
Week 6: Monday 12 – Thursday 15 August
Week 7: Monday 19 – Thursday 22 August
Week 8: Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY)


EARLY SUMMER COURSES:
Week A: 24, 25, 26, 27 June
Mon 24 – Thurs 27 June | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Week B: 1, 2, 3, 4 July
Mon 1 Jul – Thurs 4 July | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Then:
Week 1:  8, 9, 10, 11 July
Mon 8 – Thurs 11 July | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)

Week 2: 15, 16, 17, 18 July
Mon 15 – Thurs 18 July | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)

Week 3: 22, 23, 24, 25 July
Mon 22 – Thurs 25 July | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)

Week 4: 29, 30, 31 July, 1 Aug
Mon 29 July – Thurs 1 August | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)

Week 5: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 August
Mon 5 – Thurs 8 August | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)

Week 6: 12, 13, 14, 15 August
Mon 12 – Thurs 15 August | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)

Week 7: Monday 19, 20, 21, 22 August
Monday 19 – Thursday 22 August | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)

Mon 19 – Thurs 22 August | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)

Week 8: 27, 28, 29, 30 August – AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
Tuesday
27 – Friday 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY) | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)

 

Intermediate/Beginners Plus: SUMMER 2019 June/July – August

Week A: 24, 25, 26, 27 June
Mon 24 – Thurs 27 June | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) ????????
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Week B: 1, 2, 3, 4 July
Mon 1 Jul – Thurs 4 July | 10am-1pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) ADVANCE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOSHOP SKILLS
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Week 2: Monday 15 – Thursday 18 July
Mon 22 – Thurs 25 July | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)  PREMIERE PRO MOVIE MAKING: FILM EDITING
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Mon 15 – Thurs 18 July | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat, plus any prints, and frame costs you may have, depending on the format you wish to use for exhibition – we have frames available for use for the duration of the exhibition – free of charge or buy your own so you can take your work framed with you)
EXHIBITION! PLAN AND PRODUCE A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION IN A WEEK
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Week 3: Monday 22 – Thursday 25 July

Mon 22, Tues 23 July only, TWO FULL DAYS (10am-1pm, lunch break, followed by 2:30-5:30pm) (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)  PHOTOJOURNALISM
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Week 4: Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August
Mon 29 July – Thurs 1 August | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)  PORTRAITURE IN STUDIO AND ON LOCATION
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Week 6: Monday 12 – Thursday 15 August
Mon 12 – Thurs 15 August | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)  ADVANCE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOSHOP SKILLS WORKSHOP

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Week 8: TUESDAY 27 – FRIDAY 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY)
Tuesday
27 – Friday 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY) | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat, plus any prints, and frame costs you may have, depending on the format you wish to use for exhibition – we have frames available for use for the duration of the exhibition – free of charge or buy your own so you can take your work framed with you)
EXHIBITION! PLAN AND PRODUCE A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION IN A WEEK!
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Intermediate/Beginners Plus: Cameras and Creative Design course – back on Saturdays, from September 2019

This course is aimed at those of you who already have some photography knowledge or who have attended out beginners course, and want to up your skills.
There are two parts and this varies each time we run it, taking inspiration in part from the group’s interests but always looking to build inspiration and further your skills in creative photography.

Part 1. Camera Intermediate Skills pushes Older Teens to challenge their use of their cameras more extensively than in our Beginners course. We look (depending on each group) at metering, track focusing and other functions in more depth. Flash is also covered as many decidedly “hate” flash, until they know how to use it… It’s actually simpler than you think! But you need to know how, so we show you.

And through experimenting together you will build projects over two weeks with a view to turning them in to print in the final two weeks of this course.

Additional subjects will include using analogue (film) cameras, such as Toy Cameras (Holga, Lomos, polaroid, etc.). Bring your own or borrow ours.

Our lighting studio also awaits, with a variety of lights and light sculpting tools such as reflectors, grids, snoots, softboxes and more. By experimenting with different angles of lights and sculpting methods we look at why and how photographers create their vision within an image.

Part 2. Create your own cards, book, poster, calendar, invitation (for example using collage) and more. Or build a portfolio. The creative design part of this course is held at our studio using our computers. You will be introduced to Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and possibly InDesign skills for the layout of images, viewing the creative sense of space, choice of font and why, how images work together and how text can change the message of a photograph. Additional points covered include:

 

©Eillish – Time-lapse photography and photoshop

  • Some examples and layouts
  • Binding (basic types, better methods)
  • How to place important elements in the gutter and how this affects your images
  • Double-page spreads & margins
  • The grid
  • Finished layout and elements on the page
  • Typography & fonts
  • Colourand see how your amazing creation takes on a tangible form!

Who is this course for: Perfect for anyone presenting exam work, pitching to colleges, producing a product you can hold in your hands – or as a gift for someone – rather than only view online, to refine your skills and, of course, just for fun!

Level: Beginners Plus – Intermediate

Class size: 6.

Please ring us to book on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.


SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2019 | Weekdays

Week 1: Monday 1 – Thursday 4 April
Week 2: Monday 8 – Thursday 11 April
Week 3: Monday 15 – Thursday 18 April
Week 4: Tuesday 23 – Friday 26 April


EARLY SUMMER COURSES:
Week A: Mon 24 – Thurs 27 June
Week B: Mon 1 Jul – Thurs 4 July

Then:
Week 1: Monday 8 – Thursday 11 July
Week 2: Monday 15 – Thursday 18 July
Week 3: Monday 22 – Thursday 25 July
Week 4: Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August
Week 5: Monday 5 – Thursday 8 August
Week 6: Monday 12 – Thursday 15 August
Week 7: Monday 19 – Thursday 22 August
Week 8: Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY)

BOOKING BUTTONS COMING SOON…

Book by ringing us on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.

Places are limited, so please book in good time to secure the dates that suit you!


 

Exploring Photographic Genres: Art, Documentary and Studio Photography course

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: EXPLORING PHOTOGRAPHIC GENRES; ART, DOCUMENTARY AND STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

This course will draw from a range of skills and enables you to get a feel for which areas of photography interest you most.

We start with those “complex” aperture numbers and build on the use of macro lenses, as a Wildlife Photographer uses for flora and fauna (bees, moss, leaves etc.).
We will then add the use of reflectors and light, using on-camera and external flash units so you get to try these out for yourself and test out portraiture (and modelling!).
And then, stretching the boundaries of what you can do with photography, we will look at some science alongside some weird and wonderful uses, drawing from time-lapse, microscopy and more.
Further, we will also be exploring alternative photographic processes to pave the way for the artisan and design photographer in you!
We’re inspired by your excitement at the range we are introducing you to and hope to see some new as well as familiar faces for this wide-ranging photography course!

Course requirement: Ideally a camera (DSLR or compact) with Manual mode (usually M, Av/A, Tv/S, P on the “mode dial”).
LOAN CAMERAS available (Nikon/Canon), so please contact us in you would like to borrow a camera for this course and to book a space.
Macro lenses, zoom lenses and external flash will be provided, but bring your own if you have. Call and talk to us if you want more information and to book: 0203 002 4991

Level: Beginners plus, Intermediate and upwards.
Review, revise, play & advance.
Very suitable for anyone doing Art/Media, etc.

Age range: 16-19 year olds (and a bit either side).
This is our older group. For younger Teens, see our Teens page.

Class size: 6

Next course dates: May Half-term: Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 May
And summer holidays. Exact dates to be advised soon.

Please call us on 0203 002 4991, email info@themangolab.co.uk, or book here on our website to secure your place.

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