Welcome to photography! In this session we take a look at the art of photography - where it started, how its changed over the years and what we are trying to do as photographers. We then take our first look into how to take photos and how a camera works.
In this session we delve deeper into the workings of cameras - differences between types of cameras, which camera is best for you and the important features of a camera. Whilst all the different brands and models do vary, we learn about the most important buttons and what they do.
Arguably the most important part of your photography equipment - we will start by discussing why lenses are so critical to your photos. How lenses work, the features that make lenses different and how to use your lens most effectively.
Photography revolves around capturing light. In this session we will capture all the principles of light - sources, direction, quality, intensity and temperature. Most of all, we will talk through why having an understanding of light is so important to learning photography.
This is what every single photography course revolves around. How to create an exposure. What settings to use, what do they do and how to control them. In this session we start working through the vital relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
We will now start breaking down each of our exposure settings and looking at them more in depth - starting with aperture. We talk through what aperture is and how it effects exposure. We then introduce the topic of Depth of Field and why it is so important.
This session is all about speed - fast and slow! We look closely at the shutter speed setting and how it helps us build our exposure control. In addition to learning how to avoid unintentional motion blur in our image and what shutter speeds are used for different situations, we will touch on when it s good to use longer shutter speeds for long exposure photography.
This module looks at one of the most important components of your camera - the image sensor. We discuss how adjusting the ISO can make your images brighter or darker and then deal with the issue of “noise”.
This is a very important model to “focus” on. Making sure your images are sharp is crucial to taking great photos. We look at how to use auto and manual focus in different situations, as well as looking at techniques including focus stacking.
Putting together the elements of a composition is much of what makes photography an artwork. Like a composer working with a song, we look at how arranging and framing your shot can be critical to it looking great. We will learn about many of the composition guidelines for photography, as well as some more creative techniques.
How do we store or images, transfer them to our phone or computer and edit them to look the way we want. This module will deal with everything after the point of actually taking the photo. We will also look at the best way to save your photos ready to upload them online or print them for the wall.
Now its time to bring everything we’ve learnt together and look at some real life examples that use all the skills we have looked at so far. How do we get our exposure right? What equipment and settings do we use? How to decide on the best composition? These examples will walk you through the best approach to some real life photography situations.
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