This course will be taking place in our building. If government guidance changes, we will contact you with any updates.
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.
Will I be assessed?
There is no formal assessment for courses at Bishopsgate Institute. However, to monitor your learning and progress, tutors will assess your participation in classroom activities.
How we’re keeping you safe
We are following the latest guidance to ensure both staff and students are safe. To comply with government guidance and to support NHS Test and Trace, we need to collect a name and phone number during the booking process.
- We have limited places
- These sessions will be taking place in larger rooms to enable for social distancing
- Masks must be worn in all public areas, including on arrival and when walking through the corridors
- Clear signage will appear throughout the building to guide you and remind you of social distancing measures
- We will be using a Track & Trace system to register all visitors to the building
- We clean our building regularly
- Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your course is due to start – upon arrival you'll be signed in, and admitted in to the space through a one-way system
- If government guidance changes, we may need to cancel the course. Please check your email before your visit.
Image: Elainea Emmott
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 adjusted white balance effectively
- Used the right type of lens
- Decided what’s important in your image
- Used light and shadows to create images
- An understanding of 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
- £79/£59 conc.
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Paulina Czyz
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