This course will take place online, for a reduced rate of Full £186 / Conc. £140
If you have always wanted to take great photographs or if you just got your first digital camera and you don’t know how to use it then our practical photography courses are for you.
You will learn all those tricky aspects of your camera settings and controls, master the art of composing a great picture, and find inspiration to get out there and snap. This course is for students who are new to the subject and want to get to grips with their camera, and for those wishing to brush up on their skills.
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.
Who is this course for?
Anyone with passion for photography and visual arts as well for those who are thinking of gaining employability skills in photography.
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?
This course will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
You will need a computer or other device to connect with Zoom and a notebook/paper and pen/pencil, or digital equivalent.
You will need your own DSLR or hybrid camera with manual functions.
Are there follow-on courses I can take?
Practical Photography Level 2, which is available to book onto as part of our current programme.
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.
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will have:
- An understanding of a variety of creative photography techniques, such as how:
- To utilize manual functions on your camera
- To use shutter speed for freezing and motion blur
- To use aperture and depth of field to get sharper images or to isolate details
- ISO affects image quality, and how to choose the right one
- Knowledge of how to utilize different light sources (i.e. daylight and artificial light) and adjust white balance effectively.
- An understanding of how to select the appropriate lens type for the specific image you would like to capture.
- An understanding of utilising light and shadow, angles and framing, thus composing your image for maximum impact.
- Knowledge of photographer’s rights in public spaces.
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.
- Camera Parts and how the image is formed.
- File Format, image size and image quality (RAW or JPEG)
- Camera Exposure Modes
- Create photographs based on keywords
- Camera shooting data (shutter speed, aperture and ISO)
- Aperture Priority (Av) mode
- Composition, framing and camera angle
- Subject positioning
- Lens focal length and field of view
- Lens brightness
- Aperture and depth of field
- Shutter Priority (Tv) Mode
- Shutter speed range
- Long exposure and light painting
- Exposure compensation
- Different types of lenses
- Underexposure, overexposure and correct exposure
- In-camera histogram
- Exposure Triangle and photography techniques
- Camera sensitivity – ISO
- Camera light metering modes
- TTL Flash and mixed lighting
- Flash exposure compensation
- Flash modes
- Exploring specifications of brief
- White Balance and image colour temperature
- Visual elements that make a photograph
- Photographers’ rights when shooting in public
Need to Know
- 19:00 - 21:00
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Paulina Czyz
- Max Students
- No. of Sessions
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