Photography

This course is for people who want to take their camera off automatic and learn to use the manual settings. You will learn how to use the three most important settings on your camera, aperture, shutter speed and ISO, top set correct exposure. We will also look at elements of good composition. This will be a theory and hands-on course with sessions on photographing your environment, people, scapes, nature and more. A DSLR camera, or a Compact camera with Manual (M) mode settings is required for this course. Friday
This course is for members who completed the Beginner course in term 1 and people who have a basic understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO and a good knowledge of their camera. Members will use their camera on Manual (M) mode improving their knowledge and skills in setting exposure and planning composition. This will be a project-based course with weekly tasks and a term project. A DSLR camera is preferable, or a Compact camera with Manual (M) mode. Wednesday
For those who are interested in photography but are bored with taking snapshots. The course is designed to bring out your artistic and creative niches and combine them with the psychology behind seeing things, techniques that captivate and storytelling that's engaging. We will study the masters and critique what makes images memorable. This course will help you see things and take photos in a whole new way and will benefit mainly DSLR users. Mind, art and craft all in one. Thursday
This course is an introduction to visual communications and how to tell a story on various media platforms. It will address some pitfalls and issues of various media. The tutor will give a quick outline of the history of communication and how we have developed different formats and symbols to get a message across. We will look at the basics and undertake a couple of simple assignments. This is not a course for beginning photographers, as members will be required to provide and have the ability to use, the following equipment: DSLR or compact camera, a phone camera, and a laptop with a basic word processor and a simple image editor, like Windows. These are not required for the first lesson.

 

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