Would you like to be able to capture more interesting images of places around you? Have you heard of the recent craze for “Street Photography” and wondered what it is all about? THIS Sunday, I shall be leading a one-day course for Oxfordshire Adult Learning (part of Abingdon & Witney College) in the centre of Oxford. There’s room for a couple more people if you get your application in quickly!
A practical one day course enabling you to understand how to use your digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera’s controls and functions to create great pictures.
On this course we will introduce you to the use of shutter speed, aperture, ISO and other main controls, as well as looking at picture composition and design. In addition the accompanying photo-walk will provide opportunities to use these skills as you develop an understanding of what would make an interesting photograph and how to select the appropriate camera settings to achieve it. Please note that this course involves some walking and you will have to carry all of your gear with you for the session. For this session please bring Digital SLR or SLR camera, camera’s manual (if available), notepad and pen. Remember weather can be unpredictable so please bring suitable outdoor clothing and a rain cover* for your camera. (* covers are available commercially but a plastic carrier bag with a hole cut in it and rubber band to hold it in place, will often suffice). Please note this course is not suitable for compact cameras.
Marlborough School Community Education – Woodstock
Saturday May 18th 2019 09:30-16:00, £55 Tutor: Graham Wilson
Whether you want to document your own town or village, improve your travel photography, have new ideas for your family album, or you are a fan of the fast-growing art of street photography and want to try your hand at it, this whole day workshop will open your eyes to new possibilities all around you.
Street photography ranges from its purest form of candid images of people in their environment, through more formal but ad hoc portraits, capturing the details of a place that make it more memorable, to some aspects of architectural and landscape photography.
The group will spend most of the day walking around Woodstock (whatever the weather!), tackling a number of straightforward but informative tasks, reconvening for a chance to share experiences, short ‘tutorials’, and briefing for the next activity. The tutor will help you refine your images over the day, but also be on hand to help answer more general technical questions.
You will need to bring your own advanced digital camera (e.g. DSLRs, mirrorless, and Bridge cameras) and be reasonably familiar with using it as the emphasis will be on taking photos rather than instruction in camera controls. The workshop is not suitable for ‘point and shoot’ digital cameras or mobile devices.
Please be aware that you will be walking around Woodstock, and that the workshop will go ahead whatever the weather, so please dress appropriately. You will also need to provide your own refreshments during the day. There will be short breaks and opportunity for you to purchase food locally if you wish.
A 10 week digital photograph course following on from Stage 2; enabling you to expand on your skills with your DSLR or bridge camera by looking at the work of famous photographers in a variety of genres and completing practical tasks. To further experiment with your camera’s functions; to explore different genres through discussion about famous photographers’ work. To build up your skills and confidence in a variety of genres such as; architecture, black and white photography, documentary, landscape, lifestyle portraits, sports, still life, street, studio*, nature, wildlife and macro photography. *Please note studio photography will not be taught at all centres. The genres taught are at the discretion of the tutor.
Time: 19:00 – 21:00 | Days: Tuesday | Date: 30 Apr 2019 – 09 Jul 2019 (except 28 May 2019) | Location: Cooper School Bicester
A 10 week digital photograph course following on from Stage 1; enabling you to further understand your DSLR or bridge camera, looking at additional features and equipment to enhance your photography skills, the use of lighting techniques, e.g. painting with light, evaluation of photos, genres such as night, still life, documentary and landscape. Experiment with your camera’s functions, such as on camera flash and manual mode; and to build your skills and confidence. Discover the best lenses and filters for individual situations. Practice and develop your confidence in using the camera in manual mode. Explore the rules of composition and how they relate to different genres.
Time: 19:00 – 21:00 | Days: Tuesday | Date: 22 Jan 2019 – 02 Apr 2019 (except 19 Feb 2019) | Location: Cooper School Bicester