Exploring Nature Through A Lens

Course Details

Module Code: XS07410

Class Code: AL106E

Delivery: Online: self-paced

Day: Monday

Start Date: 25-01-2021

End Date: 25-03-2021

Tutor: Tune, Simon(Mr)

Full Fee: £90.00

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This new course has been designed as an introduction to our exciting series of photography courses and a possible starting point for a new interest in Ecology. Starting with an overview of how naturalists of the past 150 years have shaped extremely strong relationships with the natural world. From Victorian pioneers to the influence of TV age characters, we look at how wildlife documentary film makers have pushed the boundaries of what can be captured giving us ever better insights of this planets diverse habitats and species. We will then explore how we can begin to use some of these techniques, to record, photograph, and map the life around us using a variety of visual techniques. No previous experience in photography or ecology is needed, all that is really required is an enthusiasm for the natural world! It has been designed with the bare minimum of technical requirements, you just need a working camera, digital compact or phone, or even a film camera as long as you have some way of getting the images off your camera onto a computer.

This distance learning course enables you to study from home and participate in an online community of other students. The module is delivered through Blackboard, our online learning environment.
This module can be studied as a stand-alone course, but it is also an optional module for the Certificate of Higher Education in Ecology at Aberystwyth University.   

1. Multiple choice questions on the development of British natural history(20%)
2.A brief project outline for a hypothetical long term project using images to document nature 1200 word (40%)
3.The creation of a group on-line photographic species map (40%)


This module is at CQFW Level 3