This course will take place online, for a reduced rate of Full £186 / Conc. £140
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. 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?
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.
The sessions are also ideal 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 your own DSLR or hybrid camera with manual functions.
Are there follow-on courses I can take?
We are running a follow-on session, Practical Photography - Level 2.
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 know how to:
- Use a variety of creative photography techniques, such as:
- how to utilize manual functions on your camera
- how to use shutter speed for freezing and motion blur
- how to use aperture and depth of field to get sharper images or to isolate details
- how ISO affects image quality, and how to choose the right one
- Utilize different light sources (i.e. daylight and artificial light) and adjust white balance effectively
- Select the appropriate lens type for the specific image you would like to capture
- Utilise light and shadow, angles and framing, thus composing your image for maximum impact
- Discuss Photographers' 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 Mode
- 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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