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Cameras for photography

Photography - Beginners

Day of week:
St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Mixed Level
13:30 - 15:30
6 weeks

Do you have a camera you rarely use but would like to learn how to? Have you ever wanted to take better photographs but have never had time to learn properly? This course could be for you.

This is a five week course for beginners to learn basic controls and compositions with their cameras. This course will cover how to best use a camera to take desirable photographs and frame the world successfully. Learners will be taken step by step through the basic operations of their specific camera. Topics will include: using the zoom or focal length to compose an image; focussing techniques to keep your subject sharp; choosing correct modes for different situations; and adjusting your exposure to improve your photographs.

At the end of the course students will be able to-

1. Identify and name parts of a camera
2. Create correctly focussed images
3. Adjust exposure for different lighting situations
4. Recognise different compositional techniques in photography

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Timothy Leek

Timothy Leek runs workshops with schools, youth centres and community groups that encourage and explore creativity through photography.
Workshops have included studio photography, digital photography, shooting on location, stop motion animation, video and portraiture. These workshops not only cover technical aspects of photography but also explore the creative side and the performative nature of the medium.
Timothy has regularly worked in collaboration with other visual artists, musicians and performance artists. He is also a part of ANIMATE ARTS COMPANY LTD a community arts company that produces and runs art workshops and projects for schools and the community.

View all courses taught by Timothy Leek here

How will I be taught?

Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.

Your tutor will give you one to one feedback throughout the course.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please have with you:-

- A Single Lens Reflex (SLR) digital/manual camera with various lenses and accessories.
- A tripod, film if needed, notebook and pen.

Please don't purchase any books or new equipment until you have consulted with the tutor. You will have to pay the cost of outside processing. You will also need to arrange your own transport to any location shoots.

What can I do next?

Your Tutor will be able to advise.

What do I need to join the course

A Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (MILC). A tripod, extra lenses and accessories will also be useful, however they are not necessary to join the course and the course will cover expanding your kit. It is not necessary to purchase any books or new equipment until you have consulted with the tutor. You will have to pay the cost of outside processing.

Getting to your course

Find us

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
ME14 1LH

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code MAI/122480/M/LC.