Every couple of months I run a photography workshop. This particular workshop is aimed at people looking to make the most out of their digital slr's (ie take it out of auto mode). Suitable for either beginners or those wanting a refresher the workshop covers how to control image exposure, depth of field and aperture (and what each of those things actually means when taking a photo), iso and shutter speed as well as tips on composition, framing and focussing.
This isn't a technical course in that I don't bombard you with technical terms. Rather I look at what the camera can do and what that actually means for you as a photographer. For example when we talk about aperture what we are really talking about is how much of the photograph is in focus. So I show you how to control the aperture to get the effect in the photo that you want. For example what settings you need to get everything in focus or just a face in focus with a blurry background. By teaching in this way I hope to make it easier for you to take better photographs. And in time, if you want to learn more about the technical side of things you can do so. In the meantime you can just enjoy photography as a hobby with all the knowledge you need to take great photos.
Each course is tailored to the people attending and what their particular photographic interest is. So if the participants are interested in photographing children or people for example, I make sure we take enough time to talk about the settings needed to take great portraits. Likewise if people are going on holiday or want to take great landscapes.
I also add an element to the course about telling a story. So rather than just focusing on getting one photograph of something I also look how you can keep on shooting so you get several images that work together and that have more impact. This way of thinking and taking photographs means that you end up with both great single images that look good in a frame or on the wall and also a series of images which is perfect if you want to create a book.
All of this combined with simple tips and tricks about composition means that you come away at the end of the course armed with all the information and knowledge you need to go out and take great photos on manual settings.
This will be the last course before the summer so if you are looking to update your skills before heading off on holiday or before the children break up for the summer then come along. It would be great to meet you.
Course date: Saturday 29th June 10am - 1pm
Location: Peckham Rye
Requirements: A digital slr camera (ie a camera you can use on manual settings).
"Your course has given me the knowledge and confidence I needed to take better photos. Thank you so much." G