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 including the renowned local photographer, Gemma Brunton

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

The venue is The Grosvenor Arms 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 comprehensive notes - all the fees are being donated straight to Hope and Homes for Children.

Lessons will be on Tuesdays starting on March 10th 2020 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 (10th March 2020):

Guest photographer - TBA

Types of / Choosing a camera - film, large format, digital, pocket, SLR
Basics - speed/aperture (f-stop) - how much light is available?
iso - https://www.photoxels.com/what-is-iso-2/
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 - Depth of field and other good stuff (17th March 2020):

Guest photographer - Joe Stallard

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

 

3

Lesson 3 - Landscapes & Holidays
(24th March 2020):

Guest photographer - Chris Lock

Capturing the atmosphere
Time of day
Composition / cropping - let the picture tell the story
Orientation / aspect ratio - Landscape / portrait / buildings / close up
Rule of thirds
Exposure Compensation
Essential accessories (tripod + spare battery + spare memory card)
Video
Panoramas
Night photography

 

4

Lesson 4 - Putting it all into practice
(31st March 2020):

Guest photographer - TBA

Outdoor session one

 

5

Lesson 5 - Animals & People (7th April 2020):

Guest photographer - TBA

Flash and fill in flash
Flash compensation
Avoiding Red eye
Low light levels
Other lighting? Reflectors
Get Close
Focus Point & Autofocus
Capture movement
Framing
Metering
Histograms
White balance

 

6

Lesson 6 - Macro & Software (14th April 2020):

Guest photographer - TBA

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
Resizing for email or web
http://picasa.google.co.uk
File types - jpg / bmp / tiff / raw
Exif info

 

7

Lesson 7 - Lightroom & Photoshop
(21st April 2020):

Guest photographer - TBA

Adobe Lightroom
Photoshop (various versions)
Making a web page

 

8

Lesson 8 - Final practice session
(28th April 2020):

Guest photographer - TBA

Outdoor session two

 

 

9

Lesson 9 - Roundup and recap (5th May 2020):

Guest photographer - TBA

Filters & other extras
Video editing
Printers
Backing up your photos
Making money from your hobby
Copyright & Privacy
Recap + Q & A session

 

10

Lesson 10 - Show and Tell
(12th May 2020):

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
2019 Digital Photography course

 


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