Making the step from beginner to competent and creative photographer can seem impossible. I designed this course to interweave both the technical and creative aspects of photography and to lead you step by step through each skill. Each module builds on the last so you can integrate photographic principles with your own creativity, gain confidence in your own photographic style and allow you to build a portfolio of six to eight shots by the end of the course.
The topics we will cover are:
- Use of focal length
- Colour theory
- Black and white
- Post processing using Lightroom (or similar)
We won't cover:
- Flash - I am a natural light photographer, and whilst flash is useful tool to have in your skill set, it is a whole course all on its own.
- Photoshop - I am a little old school here, I like to capture the moment, and the essence of a scene as it happens. Photoshop is an amazing piece of tech, and it has it's place, but for this course, students will learn how to transfer the components of a scene directly to their photographs.
- Specific photographic genres - This is not a course that covers portraiture one month, landscape the next, and nature the next. This course was designed to give you skills to apply to whatever it is you want to photograph.
Course Dates and Times:
Each workshop will be three hours long, once per month, over 10 months, giving a total of 30 hours contact time. In addition there will be one day long photography trip to a local location (travel expenses and lunch excluded). The workshops will be held on the following dates, at a location close to Fleet, in Hampshire, UK, most likely London.
After each workshop, a monthly assignment will be set to apply the skills you have learned in a creative way. I will review the assignments and provide guidance and critique.
The dates of each workshop are:
Photography Kit Required:
You don't need a top end DSLR to undertake this course. All you will need is a camera where you can take manual control, on other words control over aperture, shutter speed and ISO. If you are not sure whether your camera is suitable, drop me a line and I can take a look. You do not need multiple lenses, and there will be no requirement to buy additional kit, unless you want to of course!
Access to a post processing programme such as Lightroom would be useful, but not essential.
Each delegate will be given a folder containing all teaching materials, plus access to electronic versions. A online group is available for the group to share photographs and ideas. At the end of the course, delegates who complete all the assignments will receive a certificate of achievement.
The course cost is £750 for all 10 modules, with an early bird offer of £500 if you book before 30th September 2018. Enter EARLY at checkout to receive the discount.