Using the beautiful West Dean Gardens as your source, learn how
available light can influence your images as you capture
Practice the art of producing high quality well composed images. Learn how to make the most of the available light to enrich vistas, plant portraits and abstract details of patterns and textures. The emphasis of the day is to grasp how to see and compose images in-camera without the need for post image manipulation. It is suitable for those who have a digital SLR or advanced compact cameras and a love of plants.
We will work through a series of projects designed to develop the 'seeing eye', compose stronger images and gain a greater understanding of how you camera works.
Taking greater control of your camera, understand and using exposure compensation and ISO. Experiment with different viewpoints; consider the importance of horizon line and how it influences the picture. Observe how the light can influence your pictures.
• You will learn the foundations of what makes a well-composed picture.
• Develop an awareness of how the available light influences the image.
• Master ISO and exposure compensation.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Ensure that your camera is in good working order, the battery is fully charged and you have a clear memory card and spare if possible.
Jacqui Hurst has been an editorial photographer since the mid 80's working with publishers and magazines, illustrating art, craft and gardening books and features. She is a member of the GMG and the NUJ. Recent books featuring her work are: 'Textile Landscapes' and 'Pat Albeck: Queen of the Tea Towel'. Jacqui started teaching at West Dean twenty years ago and found that she loved sharing her expertise and knowledge. She runs workshops in the UK and Europe.