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.
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