This course consists of two parts and varies each month, taking inspiration in part from the group’s interests but always looking to build inspiration and skills in creative photography.

Part 1. Camera Intermediate Skills pushes 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 book, cards, poster, 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:

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  • 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
  • Colour (RGB versus CMYK)

and 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 rather than only view online, to refine your skills and of course, just for fun!

Level: Beginners Plus – Intermediate

Class size: 6.

All our Teens 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 or to reserve your space.

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

 


2020 SPRING TERM-TIME, HALF-TERM(S) & EASTER & SUMMER


 


AFTER SCHOOL TUESDAY and THURSDAY EVENINGS – Beginners


6pm-7.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
Book 3 courses to complete your 12 weeks Extra Skill Duke of Edinburgh this spring!
4 weeks, then join the next set of 4 weeks to progress. New material added each course.

JANUARY-FEBRUARY
TUESDAY evenings 14, 21, 28 Jan, 4 Feb | 6pm-7.30pm Tuesday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
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THURSDAY evenings 16, 23, 30 Jan, 6 Feb | 6pm-7.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
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MARCH
TUESDAY evenings 3, 10, 17, 24 March | 6pm-7.30pm Tuesday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
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THURSDAY evenings 5, 12, 19, 26 March | 6pm-7.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
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WEEKENDS: SATURDAYS term-time


JANUARY-FEBRUARY
Saturdays 18, 25 Jan, 1, 8 Feb, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)
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Saturdays 18, 25 Jan, 1, 8 Feb, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)
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MARCH
Saturdays
7, 14, 21, 28 March, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)
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Saturdays 7, 14, 21, 28 March, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – only 1 space left – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)
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Book online, ring us on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.
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FEBRUARY HALF-TERM COURSES


We have a variety of other Intermediate subjects running at this time. See our 16-19 year old Older Teens page for the full list with dates and times.

 


EASTER COURSES


Mon 30 March – Thurs 2 April | 10am-1pm MORNINGS CAMERAS AND CREATIVE DESIGN
12 hours total  £342 (inc vat)
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Mon 21 – Tues 22 April | 10am-1pm MORNINGS CAMERAS AND CREATIVE DESIGN
6 hours total £175 (inc vat) TWO DAY course
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We have lots of other Intermediate subjects running over Easter! See our 16-19 year old Older Teens page for the full list with dates and times.

Book online above, ring us on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.

Please get in touch for more information. Places are limited, so please book in good time to secure the dates that suit you!

 


SUMMER TERM-TIME COURSES


16-19 year olds BEGINNERS Digital Photography
16-19 year olds INTERMEDIATE Photography courses

Booking buttons to follow. Please ring or email us to book – 0203 002 4991.

TERM-TIME April-June
Tuesdays evenings 21, 28 April, 5, 12 May
Thursday evenings 23, 30 Apr, 7, 14 May
Saturdays mornings or afternoons 25 Apr, 2, 9, 16 May

MAY HALF-TERM
One day Easter courses: Fri 22 May
Week 1: Tues 26 May – Fri 29 May
One day Easter courses: Mon 31 Ma

TERM-TIME June
Tuesdays evenings 2, 9, 16, 23 June
Thursday evenings: 4, 11, 18, 25 June
Saturdays mornings or afternoons: 6, 13, 20, 27 June


SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSES


16-19 year olds BEGINNERS Digital Photography
16-19 year olds INTERMEDIATE Photography courses

June, July, August – to follow


And we also offer:

One to One training – and customised groups, party photoshoots, all with customisable dates, times & course material, subject to availability.
Get in touch! 0203 002 4991