Day time courses

Eyes Open - Photography for 12-16 yr olds

16 October 2017 - 19 October 2017
12 HOURS
MONDAY - THURSDAY
11.00 - 14.00
Tutor: 
Morwenna Kearsley

Take your imagination on a journey and experiment with a range of skills including digital photography, photograms, collage and animation.
If you have an interest in photography and visual art and are interested in trying new things, then this course is for you. 
The emphasis is on having fun developing your own visual style and meeting other aspiring young artists.

Course Outline

Day 1:  Eyes Open

In this introductory session, we will think about what makes a great photograph and why. Then we will work out what makes your photographs particular to YOU!

  • You will be introduced to a Digital SLR camera and we will explain the manual settings, fully exploring how to capture light and time in a single image and make the perfect exposure!  
  • Using a series of famous photographs as our guide, we will visit locations near Stills to re-create these images and investigate the successful elements of the photograph’s composition.
  • You will then have the opportunity to make your own, entirely unique set of images.

Day 2:  Back to the Future

Taking the photographic lessons we learned on Day 1, we will further investigate your particular uniqueness as an artist photographer!

  • Travel back in time before the invention of digital cameras and explore the magic of the darkroom.
  • Experiment with a camera-less technique called the Photogram which will allow us to make beautiful images using only paper, objects and our imaginations! 

Day 3: Cut & Paste

Using some of your spare prints from Day 1 & 2, we will explore and create a series of photographic collages.

  • Using cut-out techniques, drawing, painting, embroidery and more, we will transform your previous images into new and exciting works of art.
  • Experiment with making joiners, (a photographic technique made famous by artist David Hockney), where one picture is assembled from several overlapping photographs.

Day 4: Move It!

In this session you will have the chance to experiment with making your photographs move!

  • We will look at previous examples of artists that have used stop-frame-animation or still images to make a narrative film.
  • Develop a short story, and then shoot and edit your mini film using Adobe Premiere.
  • You will also have the option of producing and recording a unique soundtrack.

Book Now  or call us on 0131 622 6200.

Please read our cancellation policy before booking

concession: 
£120.00

Digital SLR Photography (Friday)

10 November 2017 - 8 December 2017
12 HOURS
FRIDAY
11.00 - 14.00
Tutor: 
Tine Bek / Erin Busswood

Master the camera and post processing skills required to produce an end result that matches your creative vision and expectations. This practical and fun course enables participants to fully explore the essential camera and Photoshop skills you need to produce stunning digital photographs. Over four engaging and empowering sessions, it will help you harness your creative potential. De-mystify the technical jargon and unlock your DSLR camera’s full potential. Learn Photoshop from a photographer’s perspective and the essential skills you need to really make your images shine.

If you don’t have a digital SLR we can often provide one for you - please let us know at time of booking to confirm. You can also use your interchangeable or fixed lens system, mirrorless or rangefinder camera on this course.
Bridge cameras without interchangeable lenses can be used too, but please note that they may not allow the full range of camera controls.

Computer experience is beneficial.

**Please note there will be a week break during the Nov/Dec dates, with no course on Friday 17 November.**

Course Outline

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. 

Courses are open to all individuals aged 16 and over. We cannot accept bookings for participants under this age.

Book Now  or call us on 0131 622 6200.

Please read our cancellation policy before booking

 

Waged: 
£155.00
concession: 
£135.00
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