This course is aimed at those who already have a basic understanding of how their camera works and may have already completed the Fundamentals of Photography course, or just feel that they would like to take their photography a step further.
Structure of the day:
Introduction to the day, starting in the studio. We’ll establish everyone’s different level of experience, and discuss what we’re going to learn from the day.
We’ll have a two hour classroom session with a break in the middle, recapping on the core camera controls (aperture, shutter speed, iso), and will also be discussing other aspects of photography including lens choice, exposure bracketing, elements of composition and creative use of light. We’ll look at photos that have been taken using different techniques and talk about how they were achieved. This session will be pitched according to everyone’s experience – we want to make sure that everyone is comfortable with the concepts we’re discussing so will go at a sensible pace.
11.30am Break for coffee, tea and biscuits.
Lunch break. A light buffet lunch will be provided. Either do your own thing or use the time to pick Duncan’s brains!
Practical session outside. We’ll have a brief group session, then everyone will be encouraged to work on their own with guidance from Duncan.
We’ll head back to the studio to download some of the photos we’ve taken and put them on the big screen to talk about them. We’ll constructively criticise (in a very positive way!) what makes some pictures work, and what might be done to improve others.
Wrap up with tea, coffee & biscuits and finish.
Like the Fundamentals of Photography course, this will be an informal, friendly day with the emphasis being on going at a comfortable pace to make sure that no-one gets left behind. You should come away feeling that you’ve consolidated your knowledge of photography, and raring to put some of your new found ideas into action!
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Fundamentals of Photography
An introductory course for beginners. We’ll go over all the aspects of how a camera works, and look at key elements of photography such as composition, depth of field and lighting. A great way to start to improve your photography!
Our Improvers Photography course is aimed at those who already have a grasp of the basics of photography. As well as recapping on the fundamentals, we’ll spend time looking at how to have greater control of your photography, and to work more towards creating images rather than just taking pictures.
This is a more advanced course aimed at those who would like to take their photography a step further and start to gain more control by using flash and reflectors to add light. We’ll look at the basics of studio photography as well as using flash outdoors to fill shadows and add highlights.
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