Wed 13 March, Fri 17 May, Thu 11 July | 10am - 4pm | £37 / £34 | All Levels | 18+
Spend a day using innovative photographic techniques, paint with lights and long exposures and have the chance to use an innovative pixel stick to make funky rainbow light waves.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all students with an interest in photography, and is for new students or ones who have attended previously but wish to enhance their skills and have the opportunity to work with lights, long exposures and pixel stick. It’s ideally suited for people with DSLR, Bridge, Compact System Cameras, Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras or a compact camera for enthusiasts that has manual settings.
If you have a basic compact point and shoot camera but are thinking of upgrading to one of the above then we do have a limited number of DSLRs that can be borrowed during the class. However the class is not really appropriate if you just want to point and shoot using automatic settings.
The course is accessible for people of all abilities as we can provide a learning support worker, carers may assist and all classes are planned to meet the specific needs of the group. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.
What will you learn on this course?
This one-day course is a chance for you to enjoy learning about night time photography, using light to paint patterns, and get the opportunity to use a pixel stick, a new innovative tool where you can photograph rainbow light waves, flames and bitmap images.
Artist tutor Kate Green will be on hand to offer guidance and support, honing your skills and introducing new techniques to suit your individual level.
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 Elements.
Taught through a combination of tutor presentations and practical exercises the course covers a range of techniques and skills covering photography theory, technical understanding and artistic approaches including:
Aperture Shutter Speed and ISO
Slow exposures and painting with light
Taking control of focus – auto and manual
Experiments with depth of field
Composition and lighting
Understanding meta data
The tutor encourages knowledge sharing and participation from all members of the group creating a relaxed learning environment where you can freely ask those questions you’ve always wanted to about you camera. Some 1-2-1 support may be given but this will depend on class numbers therefore independent research and learning is 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 operation of your camera.
Do you need to bring anything?
Bring along your camera, a tripod if you have one and appropriate clothing for going outside.
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. It is also useful if you bring a copy of your camera manual and to make sure you batteries are charged and you have free memory.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs.
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