You will be interested in learning how your camera works, the basic of digital photog-raphy and want to progress technically to develop more creative skills.
The course begins with the camera settings you need to know, which you will learn step by step to de-mystify what all those buttons do. Though your camera's manual provides you with a wealth of information, this course will help you learn hands-on. As you begin to get the results you want from your camera you will become more confident when trying out different subjects from portraiture to still life. You will also learn compositional techniques too. By the end of the course, you will:
1. Understand how a camera meters light, set ISO and achieve a correct exposure with all the camera modes from auto to manual
2. Understand depth of field and how to control it using aperture and how to alter shutter speed to freeze or convey movement in an image.
3. Understand field of view and the different lenses that are available for a DSLR and the types of photographs you can make with them
Presentations on the different topics will be supported with a wide range of handouts so you can continue your practice after class. Practical learning will be supported by Individual help and guidance as you try out new techniques with your camera. As you grow more confident you will discuss photographs in class and learn by seeing images made by everyone else in the student group.
It is always best to bring your own camera, which can be either a digital SLR, mirror-less interchangeable-lens camera or an advanced compact camera. If you do not have your own, the Centre has some cameras which can be booked.
More confidence to continue developing your DSLR camera skills either in the Pho-tography Intermediate course or the Digital Saturdays or Digital Photography in the City courses.
This ten-week course will introduce you to the technical details of your digital camera so you can use it more confidently and creatively. It is for complete beginners or for those who are struggling to move beyond using their camera in fully automatic mode. Learn about aperture, shutter speed and how to control the exposure triangle, field of view, depth of field and get ready to use your camera with semi-automatic and manual settings.
This is an in-depth and creative course for students to develop both their camera and edit-ing skills. Each week you will focus on a few topic and the aim is to gain a range of skills and more confidence to make images from street to still life and portraiture. Perfect for Students who have studied on our DSLR Introduction courses.
Do you have a smartphone and want to understand how to make the most of its camera for photography? Are you using the different functions of the camera on your device fully? No longer is it so necessary to have a camera and a smartphone. On this course, get to grips with the functions of your smartphone camera as well as the help you need with composing, editing, saving and sharing photographs.
Digital Photography in the City is a practical course that combines all the enjoyment of a photo walk with guided tuition. Whether the concrete high walks of the Barbican, the green spaces of city parks or wonderful views of the Thames at night, this course is about gaining practical skills from learning topics on location in London. Be in-spired by the city and see how your creative ideas can take shape from location to photograph.