Photography for beginners 10 week course
  • Our Place Community Hub, Farthing Ln, Sutton Coldfield
    B72 1RN
Photography for beginners 10 week course – during this course you will consider the basics of digital photographic practice. We will explore the fundamental knowledge of photography techniques and key elements of this method of image-making. You will be guided through the course, assistance will be offered to beginners, and more in depth advice to more experienced photographers. You will be guided through initial recording of the images; by using a variety of techniques and processes you will be able to produce a portfolio of images. The course provides strong foundation for photography enthusiasts, as well as beginners, sharpening your skills and bettering your practice. You will be fully supported and will have the opportunity to develop your own personal practice. The course is practice based with specific projects from week to week. Each class will include a crit session where you will be encouraged to share your photos and receive feedback, as well as form opinions about other students’ work.

Week 1: Introduction to the course; understanding camera formats; manual focus

Week 2: Shutter speed, built-in light meter, correct exposure

Week 3: Aperture and its relation to shutter speed, shooting in manual mode

Week 4: ISO; exposure triangle

Week 5: Depth of field part 1, focal length

Week 6: Depth of field part 2, creative uses of depth of field

Week 7: Use of available light, white balance

Week 8: How to use built-in flash

Week 9: Basic rules of composition

Week 10: Selecting your images, online presence

Future dates
  • Saturday 6th April 1:30pm until 3:30pm
  • Saturday 13th April 1:30pm until 3:30pm
  • Saturday 27th April 1:30pm until 3:30pm
  • Saturday 4th May 1:30pm until 3:30pm
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