Learn the basics of photography from understanding exposure through the settings on your camera, to basic lighting techniques in the studio. Work through functions on a DSLR camera, then learn how lighting can be used to create effects within your photographs.
You will get the opportunity to translate these learnings into shooting – getting your head around taking better photographs from planning, experimenting, to final editing in Photoshop.
This course is suitable for complete beginners, or amateur/hobby photographers or artists with some experience. Students can progress to Intermediate Photography.
Students must provide their own camera.
Week 1: What is exposure; your camera and its basic functions.
Home task: Practice what you have learnt in class.
Week 2: Recap on last week, Studio lighting (shooting using continuous light).
Home task: Find an object / selection of objects you would like to photograph next week.
Week 3: Studio; Shoot your still life (in pairs or groups).
Week 4: Recap on exposure; Shoot around the building, studio or outdoors.
Home task: Practice what you have learnt in class and bring all images with you for next week’s editing session.
Week 5: Introduction to Photoshop, editing your photographs.
Week 6: Photoshop; finalising your photographs and recap with Q&A session.
Monica Takvam is a visual artist and photographer. Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout England and Norway.
Please contact Rosa Mauger on 020 7258 7253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.(Course starts September 2019)
Creative Arts, Photographer