Would you like to learn:
The fundamentals of photography?
How to use your camera?
The art of taking better photographs?
I am currently taking bookings for a 6 week photography course held primarily on a Monday evening at Helperby Village hall.
The course is primarily aimed at beginner / intermediate level as a follow-on course from the ‘Basics of Photography’ course previously held. It will cover the basics in less detail than before, but will cover them for any new attendees, and also as a refresh for those who require it.
The course is therefore structured for the initial weeks analysing the technical aspects of using a camera to obtain a better photograph, an overview of focusing, the lens aperture, shutter speed, and film speed (ISO rating) and how they relate to each other. We will concentrate very much on full manual mode, though will touch on aperture priority and shutter priority modes. We will take a more in depth look at lighting, and explore taking photographs in different lighting situations, also looking at artificial lighting and the white balance settings depending on the colour temperature and type of lighting available. The course will also cover colour and texture, and although will concentrate on landscape photography, will also touch on abstract, portraiture and product photography. I will also touch on some basic image editing with Adobe Photoshop.
There will be various pieces of work that I will set for the class each week so that you can put in to practice what you have learned. The pieces of work will be themed to encourage class members to be creative in the subjects you take, allowing members to interpret any set work in your own way.
The course has fully illustrated course notes, with example photographs used to help people understand about what is being taught. I have a laptop with projector that can be used to show photographs and examples.
You will be required to bring a camera with you as some evenings we intend to be outside photographing with a little more practical work than the beginner course. It does not matter if your camera is a film or digital camera. An SLR would be preferable, though any camera where you have the ability to use manual mode to change your aperture, shutter speed and film speed is fine.
Dates for the course are as follows:
Monday 11 April 2011
Monday 18 April 2011
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Monday 9 May 2011
Monday 16 May 2011
Monday 23 May 2011
The time is 7pm – 9pm and the course cost is £45 per person.
If you would like any further information then please contact me, and thank you for your interest.