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.
The course begins with a discussion on basic camera operation, looking at the various settings and functions found on digital SLR’s and mirrorless cameras. Then by taking part in a series of informal workshops, you will develop an awareness of the essential techniques and picture making skills applicable to photography.
- Choice of lens, ISO, shutter speed & aperture
- Exposure control
- Use of flash & filters
- Composition & framing techniques
- Creative camera control
- Using Adobe Lightroom to import & manage digital files
- Editing procedures for colour / B&W images
- Ink-jet printing & uploading onto social media
There will also be an assignment set at the end of each session to give you an opportunity to explore different themes (such as Portraits, Architecture, or Street Photography), and receive valuable feedback from your tutor. 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.
Note: You will be required to bring your own digital camera for this course.
Who should take this course?
- A beginner who wants to improve their ability to take good photographs and edit them
- Anyone with a passion for photography who wants to gain technical confidence and experience
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Chris Ould is an artist and experienced tutor who has worked within the photography department at Central Saint Martins 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 has 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.
Jet studied at Glasgow School of Art. Assisted various artists and photographers including Wolfgang Tillmans and Rankin. Shoots commercially for editorial and design companies. Exhibits in group shows and one solo show at 1,0000mph project space. Currently working for Central Saint Martins photography department.
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 system prior to starting the course