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Teignmouth Photography Course

£15.00£48.00

Every Monday between 1st-22nd October 10:30am-12:30pm

BRING WITH YOU:
Camera, batteries (and spare?), memory card (for camera), camera handbook, notebook pen etc.

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Description

Teignmouth Digital Photography Course – Make the most out of your Camera

OUTLINE: NOT NECESSARILY IN THIS ORDER. IT DEPENDS ON WHAT PEOPLE WANT!

To include:
Practical sessions with feedback, discussion, questions and sharing ideas

1. THE CAMERA: What is it, and how does it work?

Cameras:
comparison of compact, bridge & SLR

Basic camera functions
lens, focal length (35mm equivalent) zoom lenses
program, auto, shutter priority, aperture priority
memory cards, batteries

Camera accessories
lens hood
tripod
filters

2. TECHNIQUE: How do I use my camera, and how do I use the controls?

Holding a camera
portrait, landscape
safe shutter speeds for hand holding

Exposure:
ISO setting
relationship between shutter & aperture, shutter speeds and depth of field
metering patterns: average, multi or spot
correct exposure 18% grey
difficult exposure: light or dark subject? silhouette?
shutter speed, fast, slow
lens aperture, wide, small

Focussing
auto, half-pressure
choice of subject

3. AESTHETICS: What makes a good photo, and how do I turn my snap into a photograph?

Lighting
hard, soft
direction
time of day
colour temperature

Composition
using colour
choice of landscape or portrait
viewpoint
S Z shapes, diagonals
horizons: low or high?
thirds

Framing
portrait, landscape, square, letterbox
natural frames
lead-ins
cropping (in computer) or zooming

A Few Common subjects
people: posed, candid, groups, in landscape
landscapes: detail or view
still life: found or arranged
patterns
projects

4. POST CAMERA: How can I improve my photo once I’ve taken it?

Simple editing: cropping, correction (exposure, contrast, horizon)
using photos taken during the course
appreciation of each others work

Basic software available
Photoshop, Elements, Image Folio, Picasa, Photo plus etc

Storing digital files
jpg. tif. psd. etc

FOLLOW-UP SUGGESTIONS
join a club
books
magazines
exhibitions
most important: keep making photographs
famous photographers in history

BRING WITH YOU:
Camera, batteries (and spare?), memory card (for camera), camera handbook, notebook pen etc.

© Ken Holland ARPS DPAGB 2018
www.lowenna.co.uk

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Number of Sessions

Full 4 Sessions, 1 Session Taster

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