Photography Digital - Next Step
This course follows on from the Introduction to Digital Photography course and has been designed for people who want to take the next step with their digital camera as a creative tool.
During this time, you will be guided through the stages to creating a finished photo; from taking the photo, to editing it to its full potential.
Students must have their own digital camera, be computer literate and if possible have access to a printer. You will be supplied with tutor notes during each session, but will still be required to bring a note pad and pen to take personal notes. As well as this, a card reader or a method of transferring images from your camera is also essential.
Throughout the duration of the course you will cover:
· In-depth look at cameras and lenses
· Colour perception and colour management from capturing the photo to the final presentation on screen or print
· RAW conversion and how to get the most of your RAW files
· Basic studio lighting and portraiture
· Composition - the rules and how to break them
· What is good light? How to find it and use it.
· Basic Photoshop - layers, blending modes and tools. Methods of ‘cleaning up’ an image.
Please note: It is not possible for students to change booked sessions around in the event of non-attendence or arriving late to class. This imposes other students' enjoyment in the class and it stretches the tutor further than necessary, impacting on the quality and structure of the teaching.
If we start to allow students to alternate the days in which they attend the course it becomes very difficult to keep track of. Please only come to the lessons you are booked on to. As the course is packed full of vital information, we would encourage students to attend all lessons to get the best out of the course.
Phil Morley has been a professional photographer for over nineteen years working for a wide variety of commercial clients as well as weekly and regional daily newspapers in Suffolk and Essex. His images have also appeared in various national daily newspapers and magazines as well as a vast array of corporate and business publications. His photography has featured in four county cookbooks in East Anglia.
Phil has always had a passion for the outdoors and landscape photography. Having a love affair with the Scottish landscape Phil is a regular visitor to the Highlands and many of his images capture the amazing scenery and weather of this part of the country.
Whilst using professional digital cameras for his commercial photography, Phil still chooses to use a traditional medium format film camera to capture his landscape images. The process of using film slows him down and makes him far more selective in what he shoots. Phil handprints all his black and white images in his darkroom giving him total control over how the finished photograph will look.
My website link: www.phil-morley.co.uk