Digital Photography (Summer Evenings)

This course is suitable for both beginners and those who have a basic understanding of photography, who wish to have greater creative control over their equipment and at the same time develop their appreciation of the medium. During the course there will be informal lectures and workshops that introduce both the creative and technical possibilities of your camera as you learn how to use the various settings and functions by responding to a set of briefs, and these will be supplemented by slide lectures on historical and contemporary artwork which explore the aesthetics of photography...

Taught by: Chris Ould.

Description

This course is suitable for both beginners and those who have a basic understanding of photography, who wish to have greater creative control over their equipment and at the same time develop their appreciation of the medium. During the course there will be informal lectures and workshops that introduce both the creative and technical possibilities of your camera as you learn how to use the various settings and functions by responding to a set of briefs, and these will be supplemented by slide lectures on historical and contemporary artwork which explore the aesthetics of photography.

The course begins with a discussion on basic camera operation. Then by taking part in a series of workshops you will develop an awareness of the essential techniques and picture making skills applicable to photography.

Topics include:

  • Choice of lens, focus control, file formats, ISO and light meters
  • Exposure control and the use of flash
  • Composition and framing techniques
  • Creative camera control
  • Importing and managing digital files
  • Editing procedures for colour and B&W images
  • Ink-jet printing and uploading onto social media

With an assignment set at the end of each talk to give you the chance to put these into practice by going out and taking photographs and receiving valuable feedback.

Each session will also devote a certain amount of time to working on your images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and discussing your work with the tutor on a 1 to1 basis.  Finally, the course concludes with an informal group critique of everyone's work that gives you a chance to think about how you might progress.

Please note: You will be required to bring your own digital camera for this course.



Tutor information

Chris Ould is an artist and experienced tutor who has worked within the photography department at Central St. Martin’s College for over 15 years. Since graduating from the MA Fine Art programme in 1999, he has continued to make his own work and has taught across a broad range of short courses, BA and Post-Graduate programmes, as well as public and private institutions. He have also worked as a Freelance Lecturer, delivering talks and workshops that address photo-editing skills within the digital print arena to several fashion retouching companies, and has been a reviewer on several books on photography.

View his website now: http://chrisouldarchive.com/


Materials

Please bring to the first session:

  • A digital camera and its instruction manual
  • A card reader/storage device
  • A notebook
  • A pen

Students are expected to be familiar with their camera operating sytem prior to starting the course

Details for booking

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