PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

FOR BEGINNERS

 

Step out of the automatic mode!

Take control of your device – your camera is more than an object covered with buttons, knobs and LCD.

Developing a sense of photographic intent – the ability of the photographer to decide what s/he wants to do and then having the technical keys to implement it.

Our beginner photography course will help you understand the basics of light and how your eye fixes lighting. How to get your camera to catch what your eye sees to produce better pictures. The tutorials will also help you understand your camera and how to take pictures with it.

Photography, like many things in life, is easy once you know how.

Cherish Each Moment

 

Life can speed by pretty quickly sometimes, and often it’s hard to step back and take note of the small moments that mean everything to you and your family. One of the best ways to memorialize these occasions is to take out the camera and snap a picture. You don’t need professional equipment to take great photos.

Being able to anticipate what will happen next allows for you intuitively to know when to click your shutter to achieve the peak action, or capture the “decisive moment.” A second or two later, and this moment would be completely different, and maybe not as impactful.

You don’t need expensive cameras or lighting, just a sense of discovery and creativity.

Capture every moment as if it’s your last!

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MENTORING

There is certainly a time in your photography journey where group training is very valuable but you may have found that you wish to have more one on one time to really hone your skills, find YOUR style and build a business using your vision. This is where photography mentoring can really accelerate your learning.

Photographic mentoring has been designed as service for anyone who wants photography advice, guidance and feedback on their work, even on an ongoing basis. The photography tuition will give you a fresh topic and objective to shoot and practise. Having a personal photography mentor will help you develop in all areas of photography.

Photography, like many things in life, is easy once you know how.

WORKSHOP 1 – Camera settings

Step out of the automatic mode and start taking control of your device.

What we will cover:

  • Operating the camera settings
  • JPEG and RAW image formats
  • White balance
  • Histograms & exposure correction
  • The exposure triangle
  • Sensitivity (ISO)
  • ‘P’ mode
  • Practice

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York
  • Weekend workshop
  • 2 hours private class theory and practice – £50
  • Bring a friend for 3 hours workshop theory and practice – £35 per person

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York

WORKSHOP 2 – Aperture and depth of field

 

We’re going to discuss several crucial elements for exercising greater creative control over your final photographic image.

What we will cover:

 

  • Focal length
  • Field of view
  • APS-C and Full-frame
  • Aperture
  • Depth of field
  • Lens distortion
  • ‘Aperture’ mode
  • Practice

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York
  • Weekend workshop
  • 2 hours private class theory and practice – £50
  • Bring a friend for 3 hours workshop theory and practice – £35 per person

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York

WORKSHOP 3 – Shutter speed and movement

 

Shutter speed is the most obvious contributing factor to an exposure. It has one of the biggest effects on your photos.

What we will cover:

 

  • What is the Shutter speed
  • Nature of shutter speed operation
  • Shutter speed influence on exposure
  • Relation between shutter speed and aperture
  • Shutter speed aesthetic effect
  • ‘Shutter speed’ mode
  • Practice

 

 

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York
  • Weekend workshop
  • 2 hours private class theory and practice – £50
  • Bring a friend for 3 hours workshop theory and practice – £35 per person

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York

WORKSHOP 4 – Light & focus

 

If there is nothing for you to use to set your autofocus, you might have to use the dreaded manual focus. But don’t worry, it is not difficult.

If you cannot find a point to focus on, and your lens does not have a distance scale, all is not lost. You can guestimate and get it right in a lot of cases.

What we will cover:

  • How do ISO, aperture and speed influence on exposure
  • Light metering (exposure measurement)
  • White balance
  • Manual focus and Autofocus management
  • ‘Manual’ mode
  • Practice

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York
  • Weekend workshop
  • 2 hours private class theory and practice – £50
  • Bring a friend for 3 hours workshop theory and practice – £35 per person

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York

WORKSHOP 5 – Composing and analyzing images

 

What we will cover:

 

  • What is composition in photography
  • Rule of thirds
  • Centred composition and symmetry
  • ‘Landscape’, ‘Portrait’ and ‘Square’ formats
  • Foreground interest and depth
  • Simplicity and Minimalism
  • Leading lines, diagonals and triangles
  • Patterns and textures
  • Rule of Odds
  • Rule of Space
  • Combination of complementary and matching colours
  • Balance elements in the scene
  • Practice

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York
  • Weekend workshop
  • 2 hours private class theory and practice – £50
  • Bring a friend for 3 hours workshop theory and practice – £35 per person

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York

WORKSHOP 6 – Low light photography

 

Low light photography is not necessarily just night photography, as many people assume. There could be different amounts of light coming from various sources and whatever is less than daytime light outside, we consider it as low-light.

This workshop will provide tips on how to take pictures in various low-light environments, whether indoors or outdoors.

What we will cover:

 

  • What is Low Light Photography
  • Low-Light Photography: bright to dark condition
  • Introduction to night shooting
  • Combination of complementary and matching colours
  • Light painting
  • Practice

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York
  • Weekend workshop
  • 2 hours private class theory and practice – £50
  • Bring a friend for 3 hours workshop theory and practice – £35 per person

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York

WORKSHOP 7 – Portrait

 

What we will cover:

  • What is a good portrait
  • The history of portraiture: the great figures
  • The diptych or triptych
  • Chiaroscuro effect
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Different styles in portrait photography
  • Type of lenses for different perspectives
  • Factors influencing the depth of field
  • The importance of the background and decor
  • The importance of Light
  • Leading the model
  • Practice

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York
  • Weekend workshop
  • 2 hours private class theory and practice – £50
  • Bring a friend for 3 hours workshop theory and practice – £35 per person

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York

WORKSHOP 8 – Black & White

So, you want to create jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, black and white photography- but you’re not sure how to go about it.

However, if you wish to have your B&W photography excel, be it portraits, landscapes, still life, or any other subject matter- you have to ‘start thinking in B&W’.

What we will cover:

 

  • Introduction to monochrome photography
  • Monochrome – from a constraint to an art effect
  • The legendary photographers of the monochrome
  • To photograph in B&W – start thinking in B&W
  • Practice

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York
  • Weekend workshop
  • 2 hours private class theory and practice – £50
  • Bring a friend for 3 hours workshop theory and practice – £35 per person

 

  • Leeds – Bradford – York

MENTORING

Photographic mentoring has been designed as online service for anyone who wants photography advice, guidance and feedback on their work, even on an ongoing basis. The photography tuition will give you a fresh topic and objective to shoot and practise.

Having a personal photography mentor will help you develop in all areas of photography.

Photography, like many things in life, is easy once you know how.

What we will cover:

 

  • Questions and answers
  • Analysing pictures

 

 

 

  • Online via different video conferencing platforms
  • Weekend and evenings
  • 1 hours private class theory and advi – £25
  • Bring a friend  – £15 per person

 

  • Online