• DARTS FARM PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE SPRING 2020

    Digital Photography course Spring 2020 

     

    The courss is now arrnaged and will start on Monday 20th April until Monday 25th May

     

    Where. The Estuary Room, Darts Farm

     

    When. Monday evenings from 6.30pm - 9.00pm

     

    Book your place on Darts Farms website HERE

     

    Length of course. Six weeks .

     

    Over this 6 week course, I will take you on a wonderful photographic voyage, teaching you the basics, from learning about the different settings on your camera, through to shooting landscapes, people and animals and post-processing.

     

    COURSE ITINERARY

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    Week 1: Introduction to digital photography

    Example images

    Your cameras: Familiarity, settings and modes

    Building a stable working foundation

    Correct handholding technique

    Avoiding camera shake

    Focusing  and recomposing

    Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

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    Week 2: How to take a great photo

    Locating a great shot

    Focussing

    Composition and balance

    Rule of thirds

    Layers, space and light as subject

    Using light correctly

    Depth of field and apertures

    Symmetry

    Lead in, eye-line and perspective

    Foreground interest

    Avoiding cliché

    Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

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    Week 3: Understanding the limits of your camera

    Exposure compensation

    Bracketing

    Dynamic range limitations explained and integration through post processing

    Colour harmony

    Using filters

    Shooting in low light

    The magic hours

    Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

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    Week 4:Landscapes and Panoramas

    Panoramics

    Mastering live view

    Using the ‘Manual Mode’

    Tripod use

    Long exposures and the effects of shutter speeds

    Reflections

    Understanding RAW

    Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

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    Week 5: Outdoor practical landscape session 

    Photographing people.

    Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6

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    Week 6: Course refresher and post processing tuition

    Outdoor session

    Question and answer session

    Kit buying advice

    Post processing tuition session using Adobe Elements and CS6

    Photographers are invited to bring a laptop (Adobe Elements or Photoshop needed)

    Bringing a laptop is not compulsory.

     

    Book your place on Dart Farms website HERE