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Photography Skills course - Getting Out of Automatic Mode (3 weeks)


  • Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall The Square Northampton, England, NN7 1EU United Kingdom (map)
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Looking at aperture, shutter, speed and composition, this practical course aims to cover some of the fundamentals of digital photography, enabling you to gain a better understanding of how your camera works and providing you with techniques to improve your image-making.

The course is led by Tracey Sherwood, a Senior Lecturer of Photography at the University of Northampton. Tracey conducts photography workshops and teaches photography commercially. She has shot features for numerous magazines and cookbooks, and brings a fresh and sophisticated approach to her work. Her photographs reveal a love for natural light, a passion for good food and a meticulous attention to detail.

What to bring

Although based at the Arts Centre, we may travel locally to shoot during the sessions - please wear appropriate clothing. These are practical workshops, so access to a camera is essential. Please provide your own SD cards, and it would be advisable to have a memory stick available to store your images in between sessions. A pocket-sized notebook and pen would also be handy. Additionally, for the first session, please bring three photographic examples: one image that you took that you are proud of, one image that you aspire to and one that holds a special significance to you.

If you have any specific questions, please email Tracey direct.

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What the course covers

  • ISO white balance and camera settings

  • Lens aperture, F-numbers and stop

  • Focal length of lenses and lens types

  • Shutter speeds and exposure

  • Camera metering and focusing

  • Camera mode settings

  • Depth of field

  • Composing your image - framing in the viewfinder

  • Viewpoint and emphasis

Dates and cost

Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm starting on 5 September.

Cost: £50 per person

Booking

Booking is essential via bookings@yardleyarts.org or you can book online. Course limited to 15 spaces. Your space(s) will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.