We will look at the camera’s creative controls such as aperture and shutter speed, ways of improving composition and using available light.
Some previous experience with a camera is useful, e.g. able to ‘point & shoot’.
You are welcome to bring any camera although you will probably get more out of the course with a DSLR or Bridge camera rather than a compact.
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COURSE TUTOR: Laura O’Sullivan
DURATION: 2 sessions
Spring: 21 March and 28 March 2020
WHERE: Brighton Junction
COURSE FEE: £40 Full Fee / £25 Concessions / £15 Better Living Through Learning
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Please note that concession are not available online.
This course aims to:
- Provide an introduction to photography for beginners
- Improve learners creative photography skills
Who this course is for?
A one day workshop designed to improve your photography and start to move beyond the auto settings. We will look at the cameras creative controls such as aperture and shutter speed, ways of improving composition and using available light. The class will include practical exercise inside and the opportunity to explore outside with our cameras so dress ’weather appropriate’.
This will be set at beginner’s level but some previous experience with a camera is useful, e.g. able to ‘point & shoot’. Bring your (any!) camera- although you will probably get more out of the course with a DSLR or Bridge camera rather than a compact. If the camera is new to you please also bring the manual or have a link to it on your phone.
What will I be able to do by the end of this course?
Identify and demonstrate how to use three basic camera functions (e.g. ISO, Focus, Exposure modes)
- Demonstrate the use of shutter speed as a creative controls
- Recognise how to use aperture as a creative control
- Produce correctly exposed and focused photos on 3 different subject matters
- Identify and demonstrate 3 composition ‘rules’
- Follow an assignment/brief instructions & shoot 6 photos using their cameras
What materials will I need for the course?
- Digital compact camera, bridge camera or DSLR camera.
- notebook and pen
- camera manual
Roughly how much will they cost?
Between £100 – £400 will get you a good starting camera, you can usually find good second hand or used equipment from good photographic and camera specialists. Buy the best you can for your budget.
Who is the course tutor?
Laura O’Sullivan came to Brighton many years ago to do a 3D design degree and has since become a jeweller, project manager, photographer, teacher and parent. Laura has 15 years’ experience of photography in many forms – running a camera club and darkroom, organising exhibitions, working as a photographers’ assistant, and most recently as a freelance weddings and events photographer. She also has a PTTLS teaching qualification and has taught at Friends Centre and PACA.
Further photography courses and workshops at Friends Centre
NCFE or City & Guilds Photography courses at local colleges in Brighton and Hove –Brighton MET or BHASVIC
Photoshop courses at local colleges
Saturday 21 March 2020 - Saturday 28 March 2020
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Full price: £40
Concession rate (if available): £25
Please note that concessions are not available online.
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