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Foundations - From Taking to Making Photographs

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TO BOOK PLEASE CLICK HERE! This will redirect you to the workshop on the workshop page. (DO NOT CLICK BUY NOW ABOVE)

Do you have a camera but only ever shoot in Auto Mode?

Do you want to move beyond Auto but find the process too daunting?

Do you enjoy photographing but are often disappointed with the results?

Sign up for our course and move your photography to the next level! The sessions will cover the technical and creative basics you need to understand in order to take control of your image-making process. 

Learn about the three pillars of photography – shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Understand depth of field and the exposure triangle. Explore the characteristics of light and how it affects your photographs. 

Study the rules of composition and discover how filters work. Develop your own project and, finally, let us produce a print of one photograph you have made that you are happy to have on your wall!

Short assignments can be done between sessions, and course material will be provided.

Your tutor is Astrid McGechan, who will also be at hand in between sessions for advice. The six sessions will be approx. 1 hour 15 mins long and are delivered via zoom.

Foundations - From Taking to Making Photographs

TO BOOK PLEASE CLICK HERE! This will redirect you to the workshop on the workshop page. (DO NOT CLICK BUY NOW ABOVE)

Do you have a camera but only ever shoot in Auto Mode?

Do you want to move beyond Auto but find the process too daunting?

Do you enjoy photographing but are often disappointed with the results?

Sign up for our course and move your photography to the next level! The sessions will cover the technical and creative basics you need to understand in order to take control of your image-making process. 

Learn about the three pillars of photography – shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Understand depth of field and the exposure triangle. Explore the characteristics of light and how it affects your photographs. 

Study the rules of composition and discover how filters work. Develop your own project and, finally, let us produce a print of one photograph you have made that you are happy to have on your wall!

Short assignments can be done between sessions, and course material will be provided.

Your tutor is Astrid McGechan, who will also be at hand in between sessions for advice. The six sessions will be approx. 1 hour 15 mins long and begin at 2.00pm. They are delivered via zoom on the following dates:

SESSION 1 - Wednesday 31st March 2021

Introduction: Photographs we might want to make. Brief overview of camera types and lenses. The three pillars of photography

Photographing with a purpose: Why am I taking this picture? 

SESSION 2 - Wednesday 7th April 2021

The Exposure and its unit - the Stop

Aperture: Effect on depth of field and shutter speed. When to set the aperture manually

Composition: Rule of Thirds. Placing of the horizon

SESSION 3 - Wednesday 14th April 2021

Shutter speed: Effect on aperture. Effect on subject we photograph

Composition: Lead-in lines. Symmetry

The Histogram

 SESSION 4 - Wednesday 21st April 2021

Focus Modes

Light: Types of light and how it affects our photographs

Composition: White patches and dark edges. Relationships. Simplicity

SESSION 5 - Wednesday 28th April 2021

Light: Colour temperature and white balance

Composition: Perspective and Viewpoint. Shapes

Shutter Speed: Intentional camera movement (ICM) and Panning

SESSION 6 - Wednesday 5th May 2021

Post Production Basics: Electronic storage, image file types and image resolution. Sharing, printing or displaying photographs. Simple post production techniques

Developing Projects

Astrid will be available between sessions by email, and phone if necessary, to assist.

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