THIS COURSE RUNS OVER 4 CONSECUTIVE TUESDAYS IN JANUARY. PRICE IS FOR ALL 4 SESSIONS
Do you have a fancy DSLR/mirrorless camera, but do not know what settings to use? Do the numbers and dials baffle you so much that you just keep your camera on automatic? Do you want to take your photography to the next step and start setting up your own studio shots? Then this is the course for you.
Led by experienced photographer and tutor Owen de Visser, the course runs over 4 weeks, allowing participants to learn and enhance their photography skills.
Participants need no previous knowledge of photography or settings, but a basic knowledge of maths is helpful. Photography is a balance of art and science, so being able to understand numbers and simple sums is beneficial.
The course runs over 4 consecutive weeks on Tuesdays from 6.30-9pm, at Lux Gallery & Photography Studio in Edgbaston. Maximum 6 participants.
Attendees should bring the following equipment with them: DSLR/Mirrorless camera with at least one lens, battery and memory card. A tripod if they own one.
4th Jan – Introduction to photography:
- History of photography
- What is a photo?
- How a camera works
- How light works
- 3 parameters of photography (shutter speed, aperture, ISO)
- Basic camera settings
- Live demo changing these settings
- White balance
- Different lenses
- Focus settings
- Drive motor and other features
- Quick example of RAW vs JPG. Benefits/drawbacks of both
- HOMEWORK & TASKS
11th Jan – Basic Portrait Class + Short Street Walk around Edgbaston Village. Composition & Controlling your Settings. Manual Mode:
- Basic portrait session with ambient/natural available light
- Posing subjects
- Participants to pose and take photos of each other
- Learning to be both sides of the camera
- Short street walk from studio in Edgbaston Village
- Freezing motion
- Motion blur and creating energy
- The focus on an image
- Switching to manual
- HOMEWORK AND TASKS
18th Jan – In the Studio. A Lighting Workshop:
- Building a shot using a tripod
- Different types of light
- Hard/soft light. Diffusion
- Ambient light. Advantages/disadvantages
- Constant light
- Hard/soft light
- Flash light
- Lighting a person
- Photographing an still life scene
- Photographing a smaller object
- HOMEWORK AND TASKS
25th Jan – Editing:
- Shooting in RAW
- Lightroom session
- Photoshop session
- Owen will demonstrate Lightroom & Photoshop to participants. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops with them where possible. 2 iMac computers can be supplied to members who do not have access to these
If you have any questions or special requests that are not covered above, or have any special access/comfort requirements, please contact us before booking, to make sure we can adhere to your request