Introduction to Shooting
Photography is about making pictures, not just taking them. Learn how to use your camera to take your images beyond the casual snapshot!
Develop a solid grounding in photography – from camera handling, to getting the right exposure, optimising manual functions and composition. Participants will develop their photographic eye through a blend of lectures, practical assignments and critiques, and work on a personal photo project which can be exhibited at the half-yearly student photography group exhibition in the Objectifs Gallery.
There are three guided field shoots during this workshop, providing students practical shooting lessons both during the day and evening. Recommended for those looking to explore photography beyond the point and shoot level.
• Types of photography
• Camera handling
• Aperture, shutter speed, ISO and exposure
• Measuring exposure – metering
• Guided field shoot
• Using composition to your advantage
• White balance
• Ways to reduce camera shake
• Using your on-camera flash
• Getting the moment, and making it look good
• Approaching subjects
• Practical revision and applying techniques learnt to different shooting scenarios
• Finding stories in your environment
• Managing and archiving your digital files
• Basic image editing
Participants need a DSLR, or a prosumer digital camera like the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) for this workshop.
6 May to 3 Jun 2017 (4 sessions)
This is an intensive workshop conducted over 4 days. Day guided field shoots will be conducted during session 1 and 2 and the evening guided shoot will be on a Thursday. Topics covered are spread over 4 sessions instead.
Edmund Low (View Profile)
#1 6 May, Sat, 1pm – 5pm
#2 20 May, Sat, 1pm – 6pm
#3 25 May, Thurs, 7pm – 9.30pm (Night Guided Shoot)
#4 3 Jun, Sat, 1pm – 4.30pm
6 to 24 June 2017 (6 sessions)
Tom White (View Profile)
#1 6 Jun, Tues, 7.30pm – 10pm
#2 10 Jun, Sat, 9am – 11.30am (Guided Shoot)
#3 13 Jun, Tues, 7.30pm – 10pm
#4 17 Jun, Sat, 9am – 11.30am (Guided Shoot)
#5 20 Jun, Tues, 6.30pm – 9pm (Night Guided Shoot)
#6 24 Jun, Sat, 1pm – 3.30pm