Photography and digital image manipulation

Gain control of your DSLR camera with Tim Savage

Ref: SWE09070

Beginners/Intermediate

£264.00
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About this course

Maximise the quality of the images you capture by learning how to use your DSLR camera. Investigate the multitude of features on your camera, as the mystifying layers of technical jargon are stripped away and your confidence and skills grow.

Course Description

This course is designed to explore the power and features of the digital SLR camera. The aim is to empower you as the photographer to switch off 'auto mode' to maximise the quality of the captured image.

The tutor will encourage you to consider file formats (such as JPEG and RAW), while demystifying white balance, scene modes, resolution, image processing and promote full understanding of exposure techniques, focusing and controlling depth of field. The techniques taught will apply to all makes of DSLR cameras and lenses.

The course is for up to 8 participants. While each will be allocated a PC workstation, some equipment provided in the studio is shared amongst the group.

Timetable

Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials

What students need to bring

  • A working digital SLR camera, fresh batteries or charger and the camera to computer leads
  • Instruction manual
  • A tripod and any other accessories
  • A notebook and pen
  • A USB memory stick via which images can be transferred to your own computer at the end of the course or for saving work in progress
  • Be equipped to work outdoors - e.g. waterproof coat/shoes and sun protection, as required
  • A note of your Adobe ID login, may be useful

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  • A USB memory stick

Please note that you will need to have basic computer skills, and familiarity with Adobe Lightroom would also be an advantage. The tutor will give instruction on getting to grips with imaging software.

Tutors

Tim Savage

Tim Savage is a photographer, artist, teacher and author. He holds MA Photography, MA Creative Arts Education, PGCE in Learning and Teaching and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Tim manages the lens-based resources and tutors at UCA, while also writing books and publishing articles for the UK photographic press. He has delivered in excess of 100 photographic short courses at West Dean.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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