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Creative photography for All – term 1

£65.00
£125.00 fee may apply if you do not meet concessionary fee eligibility criteria
Course Level

Beginners

Start Date

Thu 26 Sep 2024

Duration

10 weeks

£65.00
£125.00 fee may apply if you do not meet concessionary fee eligibility criteria

Course content

  • Make a series of 6 images exploring the theme of water using different camera techniques. To include long and short exposures.
  • Make 6 coherent images showing how a chosen theme has been explored in relation to the theme “Water!” These could be grouped by subject. For example a series of rivers, seascapes, water droplets, reflections etc. They could use a variety of camera techniques
  • Make a series of 6 images responding to the theme of water using the same camera techniques, perhaps your favorite from outcome A, and apply this technique to different watery subjects. So this could be 6 macro images of water droplets, condensation, ice etc
  • Make a series of 6 low light photographs that explore the effects of fast shutter speeds and high ISOs. These images are to be made using the camera handheld.
  • Make a series of 6 low light photographs exploring the effects of slow shutter speeds and working with a tripod.
  • Demonstrate use of the camera in program mode including exposure adjustment 3 images Demonstrate use of the camera in Program Mode including selection and use of picture styles 3 images
  • Make a series of 6 low light photographs exploring the effects of slow shutter speeds and working with a tripod.
  • Make a series of 6 images exploring the theme of water using different camera techniques. To include long and short exposures.
  • Make 6 coherent images showing how a chosen theme has been explored in relation to the theme “Water!” These could be grouped by subject. For example a series of rivers, seascapes, water droplets, reflections etc. They could use a variety of camera techniques
  • Make a series of 6 images responding to the theme of water using the same camera techniques, perhaps your favorite from outcome A, and apply this technique to different watery subjects. So this could be 6 macro images of water droplets, condensation, ice etc
  • Make 6 coherent images showing how a chosen theme has been explored in relation to the theme “Water!” These could be grouped by subject. For example a series of rivers, seascapes, water droplets, reflections etc. They could use a variety of camera techniques
  • Make a series of 6 images responding to the theme of water using the same camera techniques, perhaps your favorite from outcome A, and apply this technique to different watery subjects. So this could be 6 macro images of water droplets, condensation, ice etc
  • Make a series of 6 images exploring the theme of water using different camera techniques. To include long and short exposures.
  • Make a series of 6 low light photographs that explore the effects of fast shutter speeds and high ISOs. These images are to be made using the camera handheld.
  • Demonstrate use of the camera in program mode including exposure adjustment 3 images Demonstrate use of the camera in Program Mode including selection and use of picture styles 3 images
  • Demonstrate the use of off center focusing techniques to make 3 well focused images Demonstrate understanding of ISO when making images. 3 images.
  • Demonstrate use of the camera in shutter/tv mode by making fast shutter speed images. 6 images Demonstrate the use of the camera in shutter/Tv mode to make long exposures. 6 images. including light painting
  • Demonstrate the use of the camera in aperture mode to make images with a deep depth of field. 6 images Demonstrate the use of the camera in Aperture mode to make shallow depth of field images. 6 images
  • Demonstrate making a series of 12 images in response to the alphabet project Demonstrate making a series of 6 images with stated compositional intent
  • Make a series of 6 low light photographs that explore the effects of fast shutter speeds and high ISOs. These images are to be made using the camera handheld.
  • Demonstrate use of the camera in program mode including exposure adjustment 3 images Demonstrate use of the camera in Program Mode including selection and use of picture styles 3 images
  • Demonstrate the use of off center focusing techniques to make 3 well focused images Demonstrate understanding of ISO when making images. 3 images.
  • Demonstrate use of the camera in shutter/tv mode by making fast shutter speed images. 6 images Demonstrate the use of the camera in shutter/Tv mode to make long exposures. 6 images. including light painting
  • Demonstrate the use of the camera in aperture mode to make images with a deep depth of field. 6 images Demonstrate the use of the camera in Aperture mode to make shallow depth of field images. 6 images
  • Demonstrate making a series of 12 images in response to the alphabet project Demonstrate making a series of 6 images with stated compositional intent
  • Make a series of 6 low light photographs exploring the effects of slow shutter speeds and working with a tripod.
  • Demonstrate use of the camera in program mode including exposure adjustment 3 images Demonstrate use of the camera in Program Mode including selection and use of picture styles 3 images
  • Demonstrate the use of off center focusing techniques to make 3 well focused images Demonstrate understanding of ISO when making images. 3 images.
  • Demonstrate use of the camera in shutter/tv mode by making fast shutter speed images. 6 images Demonstrate the use of the camera in shutter/Tv mode to make long exposures. 6 images. including light painting
  • Demonstrate the use of the camera in aperture mode to make images with a deep depth of field. 6 images Demonstrate the use of the camera in Aperture mode to make shallow depth of field images. 6 images
  • Demonstrate making a series of 12 images in response to the alphabet project Demonstrate making a series of 6 images with stated compositional intent
  • Demonstrate the use of off center focusing techniques to make 3 well focused images Demonstrate understanding of ISO when making images. 3 images.
  • Demonstrate use of the camera in shutter/tv mode by making fast shutter speed images. 6 images Demonstrate the use of the camera in shutter/Tv mode to make long exposures. 6 images. including light painting
  • Demonstrate the use of the camera in aperture mode to make images with a deep depth of field. 6 images Demonstrate the use of the camera in Aperture mode to make shallow depth of field images. 6 images
  • Demonstrate making a series of 12 images in response to the alphabet project Demonstrate making a series of 6 images with stated compositional intent

About Course

A photography course ideal for those technically confident photographers that want to move beyond the basics and start exploring in greater depth the broad creative scope of photography. Suitable for those that have completed previous courses with Tobias but also open to newcomers with camera confidence!

This course is aimed at DSLR and mirrorless camera users.

The aim of this course is to help you develop your photographic creativity and image making skills by exploring a series of themes. Each theme is underpinned by some core photographic techniques, but students are encouraged to explore each theme in a way that reflects their photographic interests

Course content:

The autumn’s terms themes will be Water and Low Light Photography.

Water will be a 5 week project using a variety of camera techniques to explore this seasonally apt theme. Throughout history the element of water has been associated with a rich symbolism. In its many forms, dew, rain, seas, oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, ice [etc. – it is an archetypal symbol for birth, death, and creativity.]

You will study the work of master photographers who have approached this theme and gain inspiration from a variety of practitioners while learning from their techniques. You will be taught a variety of approaches to the project and develop the camera skills to make successful images.

Low Light Photography is the second 5 week project that will teach camera skills needed to make photographs in low light as the evening draws in. The winter months are great for photographers. [Not only do you get extremely photogenic weather conditions, such as frost, snow and ice, but the hours of darkness are more sociable, too. No waiting until 10 pm for the sun to set as we do in the height of summer, at this time of year great low-light images can be shot in the early evening.]

We will study different techniques for making the most of both the blue and golden hours, capturing the mixed light sources of our towns and cities at night. We will be applying these techniques to a range of genres as well as seeking inspiration from other photographers, to make a final portfolio

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What do I need to do this course?

A Dslr camera, memory card, fully charged battery, note pad and pen.

A tripod would be ideal, but if not owned, advice will be given over the duration of the course.

Feel free to bring any extra lenses and filters that you may wish learn about.

Requirements

  • Newcomers welcome with some camera confidence. Any students that have completed previous courses with Tobias.

Teaching Methods

  • There will be tutor-led tutorials and hands-on practical exercises throughout the course with plenty of time allowed for you to explore and experiment. There will also be the opportunity for group discussions about a variety of photography topics and all subjects taught throughout the course will be supported by presentations, demonstrations and hand-outs. There will also be the opportunity to have lessons on location and hone your skills photographing Brighton Pier and Coast Line and the south downs among other locations.

    Each lesson will look at a specific technique with in depth instruction as well as a fun and creative class challenge for you to practise what has been demonstrated. This will help show understadniong and give the tutor time to imporve ypur techniques before you undetake a weekly home challenge!

    Photos made during the course will be shared via Padlet, a secure online folio platform exclusively for your class. All learning resoureces will also be there for you to access at any time. The tutor will give both verbal and written feedback during folio reveiw sessions where students are encourage to support each others progress and share each others creative development.


    How is your progress checked?

    Learners will be encouraged to keep a learner diary and a folio of their images. This can be done digitally and via the PACA Moodle website.

    You will also get constructive and encouraging feedback on progress from the tutor and peers.

    Extra study or practice required at home.

    Assignments will be given for students to practise their new skills and engage with photography as a hobby. Assignments will be reviewed in class in a safe and positive environment for students to learn from, and be able to encourage each other’s progress.


    What can I do after this course?

    There are a further two courses, that will cover themes of motion in the Spring term and then narrative photography oin the Summer term.


£65.00
£125.00 fee may apply if you do not meet concessionary fee eligibility criteria

Course details

  • Tutor: Tobias James Slater-Hunt
  • Time: 1800-2000
  • Provision: TL
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: AAL
  • Full fee: £125.00
  • Concessionary fee: £65.00

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