During my studies with SDC, being my first, I feel I have been motivated every step of the way even when I've felt a crit of my work has been negative; my tutor encourages me to improve as this is what life is like in the industry. I'm proud to be a student with SDC.
I enjoy the course as it allows me to express myself in different ways, pushing me to do and experiment in things outside my comfort zone! I love the fact that we can talk to tutors about things that are bothering us and not be too shy to ask for help. Although it's a lot of work I'm loving every minute.
The History of Fashion subject is highly informative. Our tutor always takes time to explain the lecture and its contents in detail making it very enjoyable. Iíve learnt a lot, it challenges my way of thinking.
...I started off with pattern making and fabric cutting, this taught me the basics of garment construction and aided me into a smooth transition of sewing. My first project was to sew half sized garments to help me understand darts and pleats. This also enabled me to practice my sewing skills. Before long I was sewing garments like ladies shorts which also introduced me to inserting zips and pockets. I also learnt how to design and make a handbag which taught me how to work with lining. I am currently working on my end of year garments which has required less help from the tutors. I could not sew when I started the course and I'm amazed at how much Iíve learnt in the past year.
Fashion Illustration has taught me to use different mediums and techniques in my work, and it has helped make my illustration more realistic, 3 dimensional and creative. It has also helped me a lot with my figure drawing.
This genre in photography (Fashion Photography) is full of expression and lighting techniques. The biggest demand on the photographer is getting the 'best' out of their models either to show how beautiful or handsome or muscular they are or if its for clothing- make sure we make the garment pop and stand out as this is what is being marketed. With this Style Design course, our practical lessons are packed with learning how to pose the models, taught different lighting techniques (backlight, side light, etc) using the studio lights as well as the power pack in studio and on location.
I enjoy learning different programmes like sketchup for 3d's and Autocad. I also combine them and use Photoshop to render out elevations and floorplans. My tutors are very helpful and give me good individual attention.
I've really enjoyed learning about lingerie and swimwear, I've loved looking at different beautiful styles and designs over the years, and designing my own range from beginning to end has been so much fun. I loved working with the little details, lace and buttons; I look forward to marketing my own collection to the world.
We really enjoyed doing the menswear range; I learnt how to make a collared shirt with cuffs which was very beneficial as we would like to focus on menswear in the future. We also learnt about range construction and tailoring of menswear garments. Part of our module consisted of doing a photo-shoot of our menswear garments; this taught us to work with other creative designers in the industry. This was exciting as it brought our work to life and taught us to work with all aspects of design and presentation.
I found menswear design so much fun as it's much easier compared to ladieswear. I was taught to work in basic stages for a shirt and pants which could be applied to all the garments. I made three outfits consisting of a shirt and pants in the themes of my choice. All my outfits are showcased with accessories to create an interesting feel to my designs.
Most of the work for Style Design College course is practical work where we go out and physically practise photography, this is the best way to learn about our profession. I am well educated about all the aspects in photography such as business studies, the theory of photography, the artistic side as well as the post editing and graphic design. The course is very beneficial in making sure that we cover all the necessary subjects, in order to become successful. I have been exposed to many different photographers and learn about all the different styles and genres of photography in depth, this gives me more of an understanding about what is happening in the photography industry. I am fully satisfied with the photography education offered with style design college and this course.
have had the most amazing opportunity to join practicing wedding photographers at weddings as assistants.† My tutor has arranged assistant type work for me with other photographers, and by joining photographers at the weddings we have had the opportunity to be exposed to the happenings at the weddings, what the important functions are of a photographer and all the creative tips involved. I have also been exposed to the work of many professional wedding photographers, and they have all been open to discuss important aspects of the wedding photography industry.
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