This course will take place in person.
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 course, 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?
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, group discussions and photography showcases led by course participants.
The course was great! Paulina was so helpful and the assignments each week helped build knowledge between the classes. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking to further their photography skills.
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.
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.
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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
- 18:30 - 20:30
- £132/£99 concession
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Paulina Czyz
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