This course will take you from zero to ‘photo hero’ in 13 weeks! - see what some past students had to say
If you have a camera but never get away from using auto, or if you are thinking of buying your first proper camera this course is for you.
I will teach you to:
Understand what the controls on your camera do
Use your camera/phone more creatively
Try new areas of photography
Make photo books and prints
The course is practical and project based rather than a series of lectures (boring!) - You will be taking a lot of photographs
This course is for anybody who is struggling with photography basics. We will cover a lot of the basic technical stuff during the course, but the focus is always on how you can use it to make better and more creative images.
As well as taking better pictures, by the end of the course, you will have:
Be part of a major project documenting the town of Tonbridge
Contributed to a collaborative book
Exhibited at our informal exhibition
During the course we will cover:
Basic Studio Lighting
Wildlife and Sport Photography
Other Topics include:
Composing images – what are the rules and how to break them?
Storing and Editing your images - why post processing is really important and how to apply the basics to your images
Choosing the best editing software for you
Shutter speeds and apertures
Autofocus and manual focus
Depth of field
What is an ISO setting and which one should we use?
Making prints – the finished product
Making photo books and websites
What equipment do you need?
You need a digital camera, that offers alternatives to automatic mode. It doesn't matter if it is a DSLR or mirrorless design, cameras or a compact or a Smartphone. Contact me if in doubt.
It would be useful for you to have a tripod as we will be shooting mainly indoors
I will be teaching you how to use Adobe Lightroom for post processing, as it is the most widely used image management and editing system in the market.
The cost of the course is £159 for 13 weeks
As well as the classes themselves, you will receive lots of course notes and other useful information.