You will already know how to use your camera and understand the basics of digital photography but want to progress and develop more creative skills and your image editing skills. This course will help you to be more intuitive with how you use the camera as well as think creatively about composition.
The course will encourage you to begin to work with fully manual settings and use the histogram to assess correct exposure. You will be guided how to get both good exposure and colour under difficult lighting. You will be challenged with practical ses-sions such as making daytime long exposures and the skills needed for street por-traiture. By the end of the course, you will:
1. Learn more about your camera and know what settings and lens to use when photographing street, landscape and portraiture and still life
2. Understand how to balance different light sources including flash for fill light and use lighting for creative effect
3. Develop more understanding of the exposure triangle when making complex images such as working with long-exposure photography
Presentations on the different topics will be supported with a wide range of handouts so you can continue your practice after class. Individual help and guidance will be given during practical sessions as you try out the topics with your camera. As you grow in confidence you will discuss photographs in class and learn by seeing images made by others in the group.
The course will make use of the fantastic photographic opportunities offered by our Central London location at the weekend. Practical workshops/demonstrations are followed by hands-on practical training; individual/group projects; short talks/group discussion, with the opportunity to view and review each other's work. Clear handouts are given during and after each session to ensure your work can continue after you've left the class.
Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.
You are expected to bring your own camera which can be a Digital SLR, Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, or with agreement an advanced Bridge camera.
More confidence to continue with your photography by joining the Digital Photog-raphy in the City or Digital Photography Saturday courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
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.
Whether you photograph with a smartphone or camera, this series of weekend workshops takes a practical approach to helping you to understand digital photography.