Street Photography – Woodstock (Nov 2019)

Street Photography [S] [13+]
Saturday 16 November
09:30-16:00, £45
Tutor: Graham Wilson
www.itdoesnthavetobe.org
www.utopia.photo

“Well planned and paced day.”

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 (or buy them locally) during the day.

More details of the Marlborough School Community Education Photography Classes can be found here: https://www.marlborough.oxon.sch.uk/4788/photography

The booking/enrolment details are here: https://www.marlborough.oxon.sch.uk/733/enrolment-and-booking



Documentary and Contemporary Photography – Short Course – Banbury (Apr 2020)

Organised by Activate Learning at Banbury and Bicester College. Booking is not yet open – a link will appear here as soon as possible.

Course details

Thursday (6:30 to 8:30pm) 23/4, 30/4, 7/5, 14/5, 21/5 and Saturday (10am to 4:30pm) 16/5

Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

o    Would you like to use photography to tell a story or help a cause?

o    Have you got a pet project that you’d like to make happen?

o    Add depth and meaning to what you shoot.

“Documentary photography” usually describes longer-term, multi-image projects that tell the story of something significant or provide a record of everyday life in a consistent and relatively true-to-life style.  “Contemporary” photography has a similar approach, but may use more stylised images, and importantly explores issues affecting society.

WHAT DO I LEARN?

Through a combination of exploration, conversation, practical assignments and field work, this short course will help you understand the key elements of project-based, documentary or contemporary photography, develop skills to perform it well, build your confidence, and make progress in your personal projects.
Format: The course consists of four 2hr evening classes, followed by one Saturday field-trip of 6.5 hours, and then one further evening class.

WHAT DO I GAIN?

While there is no formal qualification, provided that you engage with the full course experience, you will benefit in several ways; a different appreciation for photography generally, a deeper understanding of this particular genre, practical skills to tackle a variety of projects, a number of images to add to your personal portfolio, a wider network of peers to support you in the future.

WHAT DO I NEED?

Suitability: For anyone interested in the genre, regardless of experience.  You will find you get more from the course if you have a digital camera with manual controls and you are already familiar with the essentials of using this.

Digital Street Photography – Beginners – Oxford – Jun 2019

Reluctant tourist

Course resources

The selection of well-regarded street photographers

The Lens Culture Street Photography award winners

A few of my pictures…

Original Rubric

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!

http://www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk/course/?code=QCXM261P&year=A18/19&title=Digital+street+photography+-+beginners

Travel Photography – Short Course – Banbury (Feb 2020)

Organised by Activate Learning at Banbury and Bicester College. Booking is not yet open – a link will appear here as soon as possible.

Course details

Thursday (6:30 to 8:30pm) 27/2, 5/3, 12/3, 19/3, 26/3 and Saturday (10am to 4:30pm) 21/3

Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

o    Perhaps you’d like to bring back more than just memories from your holidays… 

o    To present the essence of your destination in ways that inspire others…

o    Explore places with a very different perspective.

Each place we visit has its own particular look, character, and ambience. If we want photographs of our travels to be good and lasting, they should capture all of these qualities, and say as much about a place as give the literal look of it. (Robert Caputo, National Geographic)

WHAT DO I LEARN?

Through a combination of exploration, conversation, practical assignments and field work, this short course will help you understand the key elements of travel photography, develop skills to perform it well, build your confidence, and refine your personal style.
Format: The course consists of four 2hr evening classes, followed by one Saturday field-trip of 6.5 hours, and then one further evening class.

WHAT DO I GAIN?

While there is no formal qualification, provided that you engage with the full course experience, you will benefit in several ways; a different appreciation for photography generally, a deeper understanding of this particular genre, practical skills to tackle a variety of projects, a number of images to add to your personal portfolio, a wider network of peers to support you in the future.

WHAT DO I NEED?

Suitability: For anyone interested in the genre, regardless of experience.  You will find you get more from the course if you have a digital camera with manual controls and you are already familiar with the essentials of using this.

Photography walks – Oxford City the old and the new (June 2019)

Organised by Oxfordshire Adult Learning – the county-wide community education programme. Full details here: http://www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk/course/?code=QCXM269P&year=A18/19&title=Photography+walks+-+Oxford+City+the+old+and+the+new

In a nutshell…

Course Details

Time: 10:00 – 15:00 | Day: Saturday | Date: 06 Jul 2019 | Start: Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Course Overview

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.

Course Content

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.