Week 1: Camera.
You will be guided through the manual settings of your Digital SLR camera, fully exploring how to capture light and time in a single image. Learn how to generate accurate exposures through aperture and shutter speed control, and how to read digital histograms of the results. Understand and feel confident using ISO and colour balance settings, focus modes and depth of field, and how/when to apply them creatively.
Assignment: You will be given a project to be presented in the final week
Week 2: Creating.
Put into practice all the camera features discussed and demonstrated in Week 1 on a walk around town. You will then return to the gallery for a demonstration of Photoshop techniques.
Week 3: Composition.
After some time to practice editing images in photoshop, Week 3 will introduce you to photographic composition, history and appreciation.
Week 4: Critique
Continue applying relevant editing techniques learnt during the course to the images shot for your personal project. On completion, the group will have an informal and supportive presentation of their work, with technical and critical feedback provided by the tutor and peers.