This course will take place in person.
You will learn how to control your manual camera’s exposure, moving away from limited automatic modes.
This is an eye-opening workshop with hands-on tuition and practice. During the session, the tutor will give you creative advice, ideas on what subjects to shoot, and tips on how to shoot them in an inspiring way. Expect to put all theory you learn into practice.
Do I need any previous skills or knowledge?
Basic knowledge of photography is preferable, with a sound technical knowledge of your own camera.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
You will need your own DSLR or hybrid camera with manual functions.
What can I expect?
You can expect a mix of theory and practical sessions, including Powerpoint presentations and group discussions.
How we’re keeping you safe
April 2022 update: Keeping you safe and healthy is our number one priority.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (email@example.com). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
Wearing a face mask is no longer compulsory but we ask you to consider others when in our building and especially when spending time in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet. You will see many of our staff and volunteers continuing to wear face masks and we are keeping the perspex screens at our reception desks.
Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are hand-sanitising stations available throughout the building and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
We provide a number of funded bursaries to people who find it hard to pay the full or concessionary rates. Find out more information on how to apply.
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You will learn
By the end of this course, you will have:
- A better understanding of the manual functions on your camera
- Exposed creatively because of (and in spite of) your light meter
- Used shutter speed for freezing and motion blur
- Used aperture and depth of field to get sharper images or to isolate details
- An understanding of how ISO affects image quality, and how to choose the right one
- Used mixed light sources (i.e. daylight and artificial light) and adjust white balance effectively
- Used the right type of lens
- Decided what’s important in your image
- Used light and shadows to create images
- Understood rules of composition and how to break them.
Meet the Tutor
Paulina Czyz’s personal work mixes fashion, architecture, street and fine art conventions, producing digital images representing surreal worlds, but also documenting world that surrounds us.
Commercially she continues to work as a commissioned photographer for private clients, businesses and independent fashion labels.
She produces a wide range of courses in photography. As well as a degree in Journalism, Paulina undertook two years of Photography Studies at the University of Arts, London College of Communication.
Paulina also has five years’ experience in the publishing industry. She then went on to do a diploma in teaching before becoming a supportive teacher at City of Westminster College, where she taught digital and silver photography. Her website is www.paulinaczyz.com.
Need to Know
- 10:30 - 16:30
- £66/ £50 conc.
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Paulina Czyz
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