Photography evening classes in Shaftesbury, Dorset
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Serving the communities of Swallowcliffe, Tisbury, Fovant, Shaftesbury and Salisbury along with the surrounding areas in Wiltshire and Dorset.

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Photography courses in Shaftesbury
(also convenient for Warminster and Gillingham)
Improve your digital photography techniques

Why go on a course with one instructor when you can come on ours and have one to one help from several professional photographers

Suitable for anyone from beginner with smart-phone camera to enthusiasts with SLR equipment. Any age from children to pensioners!

The venue is The Mitre Pub in Shaftesbury town centre

 

Format and cost:

A typical lesson will be 45-60 mins instruction with examples - 30-45 mins practical - 5-10 minutes from our guest photographer.
Cost £150 for course of ten lessons - to include notes - all the fees are being donated straight to Hope and Homes for Children.

Lessons will be on Wednesdays starting on March 13th 2019 at 19:30 to around 21:00

Info or bookings:

To find out more please call Chris on 01747 858016

Or send a cheque for £150 made out to Hope and Homes for Children to:
Chris Stanbury, Wilbury Barn, Swallowcliffe, Salisbury, Wilts, SP3 5QH

1

Lesson 1 - Photography Basics (13th March 2019):

Guest photographer - TBC

Types of / Choosing a camera - film, large format, digital, pocket, SLR
Basics - speed/aperture (f-stop) - how much light is available?
iso - http://www.photoxels.com/tutorial_iso.html
Scene modes (night/portrait/sport)
Other modes (AV/TV/M)
Megapixels vs image sensor size vs lens quality + DPI (printing)
Caring for your camera

 

2

Lesson 2 - Portraits (20th March 2019):

Guest photographer - TBC

What makes a good photo
Depth of field
Zoom / focal length / Macro
Choosing a lens
Composition / lighting (flash)
Clever gizmos (smile detection/blink detection)

 

3

Lesson 3 - Holidays & Composition
(27th March 2019):

Guest photographer - TBC

Capturing the atmosphere
Composition / cropping - let the picture tell the story
Landscape / portrait / buildings / close up
Rule of thirds
Essential accessories (tripod + spare battery + spare memory card)
Video

 

4

Lesson 4 - Weddings & Events
(3rd April 2019):

Guest photographer - TBC

Flash and fill in flash
Avoiding Red eye
Low light levels
Other lighting? Reflectors
Get Close
Focus Point
Capture movement

 

5

Lesson 5 - Animals & Children (10th April 2019):

Guest photographer - TBC

Using props (toys etc.)
Depth of field
Framing
Composition
Autofocus + focus point
Metering including exposure compensation and white balance
Histograms
White balance
Filters & other extras

 

6

Lesson 6 - Macro & Software (17th April 2019):

Guest photographer - TBC

Macro (getting very close)
Software - downloading/optimising/clever editing
Breezebrowser Pro - www.breezesys.com/Downloader/index.htm
Software - browsing/editing
Irfan view - free from www.irfanview.com or Picasa from Google http://picasa.google.co.uk
Other lighting
Indoor shoot
File types - jpg / bmp / tiff / raw
Exif info

 

7

Lesson 7 - Landscapes/Software
(24th April 2019):

Guest photographer - TBC

Time of day
Composition
Lighting
Adobe Lightroom
Photoshop (various versions)
Making a web page
Resizing for email or web

 

8

Lesson 8 - Landscapes/Macro (1st May 2019):

Guest photographer - TBC

Outdoor shoot

 

9

Lesson 9 - Printers, Video etc. (8th May 2019):

Guest photographer - TBC

Night photography
Flash compensation
Video editing
Printers
Backing up your photos
Making money from your hobby
Copyright
Recap + Q & A session

 

10

Lesson 10 - Show and Tell (15th May 2019):

 

Show your work
Discussion

 

Previous courses

2010 Photography evening classes
2011 Outdoor Digital Photography course
2012 Photography evening classes
2013 Outdoor Digital Photography course
2014 Digital Photography courses
2015 Digital Photography courses
2016 Digital Photography course
2016 Digital Photography Photoshop course
2017 Digital Photography course
2017 Digital Photography Photoshop course
2018 Digital Photography course

 


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