A comprehensive, solid grounding in Digital Photography from mastering your camera to creating you own photo essay.
This course is suitable for beginners however the use of a laptop will be required and a DSLR Camera.
Students will learn:
How to take great photos, How to master your camera and how it truly works,
How to light your subjects,
How to shoot for any scenario and
How to edit your photos in Photoshop.
This course will start on Monday the 14th January 2019. 6.30 - 8.30.
Week 1: Understanding exposure. Apertures, Shutter speed, ISO. Know your camera: Camera modes and menus. Lenses: What you need to know.
Week 2: Using focus creatively. Depth of Field. Lighting for portraiture. Soft lighting vs hard lighting. Mastering daylight for portraiture.
Week 3:Composition: Thinking photographically. Educating the eye. Creating opportunities. Placement of elements in the frame.
Week 4:Composition cont’d: Rule of thirds. Textures, curves, creative focus.
Week 5:Introduction to Photoshop: File formats. Image adjustments.
Week 6:Edit your own images in Photoshop. Introduction to the toolbar. Fixing skies, foregrounds, and cropping.
Week 7:Photography: The power and impact of the medium in Journalism, Culture & Film-making.
Week 8: Reviewing the photo-essay project. Learning to critique your own photos. Using Flash, & Night-time photography. How to generate your own portfolio.
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