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Online sessions: Foundations - From Taking to Making Photographs

04th Mar - 08th Apr, 2021 - FULLY BOOKED

Tutored by Astrid McGechan and

£99.00 pp (£118.80 inc vat)

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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, begin at 7.30pm and are delivered via zoom. There will be a maximum of 10 people.

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Online sessions: Foundations - From Taking to Making Photographs

At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Easy
  • Included
    • Tuition from Astrid McGechan
    • Recording of sessions
    • PDF Presentation of material
  • Excluded
    • Extras
  • Duration 1 Day Workshops
  • Tour Code TMP01

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 7.30pm. There will be a maximum of 10 people. They are delivered via zoom on the following dates:

SESSION 1 - Thursday 4th 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 - Thursday 11th March 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 - Thursday 18th March 2021

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

Composition: Lead-in lines. Symmetry

The Histogram

 SESSION 4 - Thursday 25th March 2021

Focus Modes

Light: Types of light and how it affects our photographs

Composition: White patches and dark edges. Relationships. Simplicity

SESSION 5 - Thursday 1st April 2021

Light: Colour temperature and white balance

Composition: Perspective and Viewpoint. Shapes

Shutter Speed: Intentional camera movement (ICM) and Panning

SESSION 6 - Thursday 8th April 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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