Classes & Lessons - Contents and schedules for 2021/2022

Note: If you wish to enquire about our planned classes or request more information, please click the above button and you will be taken to our enquiries form.

 

Hospitality: 

Coffee/tea/softdrinks & light bites are available during the sessions but main meals and equipment are not provided.

 

Equipment and Materials: We ask that you bring your own photo equipment to the courses. It matters not if you have a top of the range DSLR, bridge or a smaller, older compact camera. Should you need to purchase photographic equipment, Richard will be able to advise you on suitable purchases and can arrange discounts from certain manufacturers. 

 

We reserve the right to change dates, class courses should circumstances beyond our control dictate such changes. eg inclement weather or illness. Whatever the circumstances, we shall always stay in touch and do our best to work towards giving full value for money and an enjoyable relaxing and fun experience.

COVID-192021/2022 Classes

 

Due to current safety guidelines and rules issued by the UK Government, we have suspended our creative classes until further notice. Please keep checking for any updates as we will be continuing with a new schedule as soon as its safe to do so. In the meantime, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

In the meanwhile, hope you enjoy the light humour shown below

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TYPICAL CLASS AGENDA

 

DPB: Digital Photography - Beginners

(4x3hr weekly lessons - £130.00

  • Getting to grips with your camera and equipment. How to remain stable. Landscape or portrait format. Using the viewfinder. Exposure & focus controls. Basic Flash photography

  • Understanding the cameras knobs and dials - program, aperture, shutter and manual modes. 

  • ​How to see beyond simply looking; composition and balance; rule of thirds.

  • Depth of field using wide open apertures with standard and telephoto lenses.

  • Wide, standard and telephoto lenses.

  • Shutter speed control for fast moving objects.

  • Using digital images on a computer. ​Basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop & Elements

  • Time out in the locality - landscapes, villages, forest etc (depending on weather). 

  • Critiques and Computer work for looking at the day's results and homework.

  • Producing and printing greeting cards. 

DPI: Digital Photography - Intermediate

(4x3hr weekly sessions - £160.00

  • Handling your camera and equipment like a pro. Better preparation and planning. How to compose...Should I go with landscape or portrait format? Using the viewfinder for better results.

  • Advanced aperture (Depth of field), shutter and manual controls. Pushing ISO speeds.

  • ​How to see beyond the ordinary. Choosing images that define the right moment. Flash or daylight

  • Slow shutter speeds with moving water. Neutral Density and Graduated filters.

  • More from telephoto, standard and wide angle lenses. Macro photography. 

  • Photographing fast moving subjects; Techniques and tricks

  • ​Understanding of Adobe Photoshop. Enhancing drama, softness, cropping, layers, montages

  • Time out in the locality to cover events, reportage, news, currernt affairs and street scenes  

  • Critiques; Looking at the day's results and homework.

  • Producing and printing greeting cards

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ONE-OFF LESSONS

Digi-Photography Single Sessions - Beginners & Enthusiasts (2 hrs in the studio or trip out) - £35.00

  • Beginners - Basic camera and lens control. getting the best out of your camera! Understanding composition and selectivity. 

  • Enthusiasts - Advanced camera controls. Perfect preparation Looking for and capturing those special shots.

  • Producing and printing greeting cards. 

 

Commencement dates 2021/2022:     

  • See the above COVID notice