Digital Photography - Improvers - Beyond Auto Settings | Ashford Gateway

Digital Photography - Improvers - Beyond Auto Settings at Ashford Gateway

Digital Photography - Improvers - Beyond Auto Settings at Ashford Gateway

Price: £88.00 Starts: 28/11/2019 Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tutor: Timothy Leek Ends: 30/01/2020 Location: Ashford Gateway
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: THU Duration: 7 weeks

About this course

Many of us use a camera quite successfully using the automatic settings but we are always aware that we might be able to take better pictures if we were to utilise all the features of our camera. You may feel the same., , This course aims to help you to further build on your basic understanding of using a digital camera and learning the skills of photography. Achieving pleasing images is our goal, so we will further explore techniques and compositions that make a visual impact on the viewer and how you can achieve this with the camera you use. This will involve practicing techniques for different types of photography, i.e. close-up, action, low light, portrait and landscape. You will also learn how to present an image ready for printing or social media. Weather permitting we will use the local area for some practical photography. Basic image adjustment skills are covered on this course., , At the end of the course you will be able to:, * Select main camera settings for particular photographic situations., * Produce a range of images for specific situations., * Adjust images for various print sizes and also for social networking., * Identify equipment needed to optimise images for different situations., , , If your course is held at Ashford Gateway in the evening, please note the following:- The main door to the building closes at 5pm Mon-Wed and 6pm on Thurs. The building can only be accessed via the side door which is situated to the left of the main entrance at the corner of the building. There is an entry system via a buzzer.

How will I be taught?

We will use a practical, hands-on approach with tutor input and one to one guidance. You will be involved in shooting and appraising your work.and will collect a folio of images. The tutor will gine one to one guidance and feedback.

What do I need to bring with me?

A working camera, if possible with its manual. Please ensure your batteries are fully charged and if possible, bring spares. An empty/formatted memory card /s appropriate. Pen and paper. Clothing suitable for being outside for some of the time.

What can I do next?

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What do I need to join the course

There are no entry requirements as such but some previous experience is desirable. The course is open to digital camera users who have a basic understanding of their camera operation and would like to be able to understand more about taking photographs in particular environments and situations. Previous attendance on ‘Photography – Using Digital Cameras’ would be an advantage.

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.

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Getting there

Ashford Gateway
Church Road
TN23 1AS

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code ASH/76690/H/LC.
Course Code: ASH/76690/H/LC Book Now

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