This course is one of a series of five courses aimed at practising artists and makers, as well as existing Short Course students who are keen to move their practice onto a more professional platform.
Knowing how to photograph craft objects can be a valuable addition to any maker's practice. Learn how to do this with accessible and affordable equipment, using your own DSLR camera using natural light and your cameras flash.
On this one-day course, you will learn how to set up your DSLR camera and lens, to control exposure of natural window light to photograph craft objects with professional results. Experience how to use a still life table and a pop-up light tent to alter the quality of reflected light on different object surfaces. Understand how to make the best of natural window light to produce colour accurate, evenly lit high quality images with your digital camera, and understand how to reduce reflections and eliminate unwanted shadows. Use of Digital flashgun (speedlite) combined with daylight will also be demonstrated. Watch how lighting techniques for glass, ceramic, metals and wood are demonstrated, and how to correct exposed images prior to Photoshop retouching.
Objects between 5cm to 50cm in length or 8 kilograms in weight will be suitable for this course. Note, jewellery (close-up) will only be demonstrated as special lenses are required for macro photography.
This course is for those who have little or no previous experience of photographing their work. The focus is on developing skills working towards independent photography practice to capture and edit craft and fine objects.
The tutor began his career as a studio portrait photographer in 1990. More recent projects within education and product industries have allowed him to show his creativity and flare. In 2009-2012 he gained a MFA Masters of Fine Art Photography Degree at University of Creative Arts, Farnham. Always passionate about his subject, he worked with independent studios in a training and advisory role, and has always been interested in teaching photography to inspire others. He provides photography tuition at University of Creative Arts, Farnham.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Beytan began his career as a studio portrait photographer in 1990. Throughout his career he has produced images for companies in fashion, hair and beauty, theatre production and performing arts and has been published internationally. More recent projects within education, leisure and product industries, have allowed Beytan to show his creativity and flare. In 2009-2012 he gained a MFA Masters of Fine Art Photography Degree at University of Creative Arts, Farnham. After more than 20 years, his enthusiasm, passion and dedication for photography, is still as fresh as the day he was given his first camera.