EVENING photography COURSES tonbridge - SUMMER 2019
Do you want to:
Fill the gaps in your photographic knowledge
Be part of a friendly group with the same interests as you
Take part a major photographic project and a public exhibition in September
Just take better pictures
Summer courses are all about getting out and taking photographs. Every evening (weather permitting) will be a tutored photo-walk, in and around Tonbridge.
The evening will start with a brief tuition session covering a specific topic. We will then go out and put the theory into practice. I will be on hand to provide additional tuition and advice during the evening.
At the end of the evening we will sit down and review some of the evening’s pictures.
All of my courses are project based and concentrate on practical photography rather than on theory
Tuesday evenings are intended for more experienced photographers who are comfortable with the basics and are looking to improve their creativity. Wednesdays are for you if you are a beginner or are just moving on to the next level.
All 3 courses will be based in the Beer Seller, in Tonbridge High Street, as this gives us a convenient base for teaching and a jumping off point for going out into the town to take photographs. Courses start at 7:30 and end at 9:30 week commencing Monday April 29th
Everybody will have the chance to be part of the first phase of a major photo-documentary project - TONBRIDGE - A SNAPSHOT IN TIME, which will culminate in an exhibition in September. The project will document all aspects of Tonbridge, from the landscape and buildings, to the people and social issues.
beginners and improvers course
the TBP community
If you sign up for one of my courses you will automatically become a member of the TBP (Taking Better Pictures) photographic community. You will have the chance to make friends and work with with other like minded photographers, participate in our private social media groups and to get email support from me if you are stuck with any aspect of photography. Membership also entitles you to priority booking and discounts on future courses and events and discounts from local photography shops.
learning the basics
There are a few basic techniques and skills that you need to learn to make full use of your camera and take better pictures. Different types of photography require different techniques. The course will teach you these skills as you need them, and give you lots of opportunities to put them into practice. Much of the tuition is on a one to one basis during photo shoots. The basics include:
Getting your camera off ‘Auto’ - using the other settings
Using the right lens for the job
Exposure - Shutter speeds, apertures and ISO settings
Image composition - why do some images work better than others?
Using flash when necessary
How to photograph people
Editing your pictures on your computer
exhibitions and books
At the end of every term, my groups hold a one night exhibition at the Westerham Brewery to which you and your friends and family as well as the public are invited. Everybody can exhibit 2, A3 sized images from the photographs they have taken during the term. I encourage all my students to make a photo book of the work that they have done during the term as well as contributing to the course book which includes examples of everybody’s work. We will spend some time during the course looking at how you can turn you photographs into a professional quality book.
tonbridge - a snapshot in time
All of my evening courses are project based, because this gives a focus for your photography, rather than taking random pictures. This term all of my groups will collaborate to start a year long photographic documentary of Tonbridge. You will get to choose an aspect of the town, its people and its surroundings that you want to photograph either on your own or as part of a group. The end result will be an exhibition in September and a collaborative book that everybody will contribute to. You will find more details here