The Beginners course is just that. It is aimed at absolute beginners and there are no assumptions made about knowledge or experience. If you want to get to know your camera, learn how to use your camera manually and take control of the images that you are taking then this course is for you.
You will go through each of the main aspects of technical photography including Program, Apertures and Aperture Priority, Shutter Speeds and Shutter Priority, Manual Metering, Focusing Modes and techniques, ISO’s, White Balance, Raw Files and Jpegs as well as an introduction to photoshop elements.
In addition to this you will also be taken through the main components and study areas of composition, basic theory and photographic technique.
By the end of the course you should be able to take the kinds of shots that may be frustrating you at the moment. You’ll have a better idea of how to focus, frame and meter (measure light and colour) as well as a clearer idea of how we choose and frame our subjects. This course is both technical and creative.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: John Migden
John Migden has been a professional photographer for twelve years and in that time has been published across a wide variety of media. In addition to co-running a commercial photography company, he specialises in Social Documentary, Portraiture and Travel Photography. He has taught in a variety of formal and informal educational environments and has written articles and essays about the history and techniques of photography.
How will I be taught?
Please note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors. They will use variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instruction, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.
What do I need to bring with me?
Your camera, at least one lens, a fully charged battery and a USB or portable storage device. Although you do get sent notes via email it is a good idea to make your own notes and so it is advised to arrive with the relevant stationary.
What can I do next?
After completion of the Beginners course you can go on to the Improvers, which is the second in the schedule of photography courses.
What do I need to join the course
You do not need any prior experience of photography.
You will need a USB or portable memory device, a DSLR (or comparable) and ideally your own copy of some form of photo editing software (although this is not a prerequisite for the Beginners course).
Getting to your course
Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/119293/M/PF.
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