This course is designed to explore the power and features of the DSLR 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 and image processing, and promote a 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 eight participants. While each will be allocated a PC workstation, some equipment provided in the studio is shared amongst the group.
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.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
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)
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.
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