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About Exposure II: Digital Photography (Spring)
An ideal follow on from ‘Exposure 1’, this course will deepen your understanding of your camera and teach you to take better photographs in a range of genres.
What will you learn on this course?
This is a fun and friendly course which is an ideal follow on from ‘Exposure 1. This course provides an opportunity for you to unleash your creativity, have fun with your camera, and start creating pictures you want to keep, share, and maybe even print! You will be encouraged to continue or start a portfolio of your best shots or create a new body of work.
You will learn how to take better landscape, travel, street photography and portrait images, and discover how to achieve special affects in camera rather than through post production in Photoshop. During this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience fine art nude photography and photograph a life model within a studio setting. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the various rules of composition. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to think creatively and to use your camera as a tool for expression. Using our desktop Apple MAC computers, you will also learn file management techniques and post production using Photoshop. During this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience fine art photography and photograph a life model within a studio setting.
Each will, participants will be set a short weekly assignment to practice what they have learned that week. It is important to the success of the course that you have the time and motivation to complete the weekly assignments and to work on your own portfolio. An active element of each week is the downloading, discussing, and reviewing of each other’s images shot in response to the weekly challenge.
The tutor encourages knowledge sharing and participation from all members of the group, creating a relaxed learning environment where you can freely ask questions. Some 1 to 1 support may be provided as required. Independent research, learning, and completion of practical weekly photography assignments between classes are encouraged.
On completion of this course, you will have developed a critical eye and greater ability to select and proof your images. You will have a deeper understanding of the genres of photography and an improved confidence in the exploration of your camera. You should feel inspired to be creative with your camera and to explore your own capabilities further.
To view past participants work from Kate’s courses search #photosocial365, a hashtag dedicated to students homework.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to improvers, those who have attended Exposure 1, or people with a digital camera that have a good understanding of how aperture, shutter speed and ISO all work together and usually shoot in Manual Mode.
It is ideally suited for people with DSLR, Bridge, Compact System Cameras, Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras, or a compact camera for enthusiasts that has manual settings.
This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.
Do you need to bring anything?
Bring along your camera, a tripod (if you have one), and wear appropriate clothing for going outside. It is also useful if you bring a copy of your camera manual.
You can bring your own laptops or tablets if you prefer to use these for post-production instead of the Apple MACs provided, but please remember any cables you might need to connect your camera to your device.
Please bring a 32GB USB stick or external hard drive to save your work each week.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs.
Who teaches this course?
“You have enabled me to get more out of my camera, since I no longer use automatic programmes but prefer the aperture priority and manual modes, resulting in a marked improvement in how I take pictures and an increased enjoyment in the use of my camera.”
“Kate, you have the ability to demystify your subject by making it accessible through clear explanations of the basic principles including the formal elements, technical issues concerning cameras, lenses and software, and aesthetic concerns with reference to the work of influential photographers.”