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Class Time: Any time you can make it
Course Instructor: Mark Mumford
Phone: +44 1293 773195
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 19:00 - 22:00 GMT;, weekends by appointment.
Reading: See resource pages in each lesson.
Course Objectives: I have attempted to put down in writing some of the many facts, opinions, and approaches that a beginning to intermediate underwater stills photographer might find valuable and of practical use. While this course may be studied from start to finish, and is organised accordingly, it can equally be dipped into, as a sort of reference when you need reminding about one aspect of a particular subject.
Course Duration: You can take this course over whatever elapsed time you see fit, however an average student will take about 20 hours to cover all the theory modules, and the practical exercices will take an addition time, to which time for travelling and preparation should be allowed, especially depending on whether a day's diving is required.
Acquisition of Knowledge. You will given the opportunity to take a post-test quiz after every lesson that you can assess your acquisition of key concepts.
Application of Knowledge. You will apply the key concepts you have acquired by the undertaking of practical photographic exercises.
Course Structure: The Underwater Photography Course is structured into a number of lessons with a common structure. Each lesson contains:
Guiding Principles for Course:
Examinations and Grading:
There are no exams, and no grading! I will however, in time, provide a Student Links page, which will provide links to your own results, either from individual exercices, or work undertaken subsequent to the course.
Using the net efficiently:
According to your individual arrangements with your internet service provider, you may find it appropriate to download individual lessons to your own computer for the duration of that lesson, and browse them offline. Please feel free to do so, but be aware that lessons will be updated from time to time, and check back every now and again for updated content.
I have structured these pages to be as browser independant as possible. You will appreciate however that I am unable to test these pages with every version of every browser on every platform. If you do find that these pages are substantially unusable because of something that I have done, then please contact me at the address at the bottom of this page, and I will do my best to remedy it.
I have tested these pages using Internet Explorer 4. I personally set the fonts to the smaller size which I find quite readable on a 1024 x 768 screen. There is no need for you to configure your screen likewise.
This page was last updated on 05 July 1998
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