Join us on a 10 week photography journey! Every Wednesday from 3-5pm, we'll show you how to shoot great images and master your photography skills from the comfort of your own home. The Nikon School Photography syllabus consists of a number of modules, each covering a specific area of photography. The sessions are taught in a relaxed, non technical language and are suitable for people looking to start photography as a hobby or new photographers wanting to improve existing skills. You might even be an experienced photographer looking to find new inspiration or understanding some new features on your camera. This syllabus has something for every photographer.
There are 10 different modules, each aim to guide you through the different stages of photography, from set up to editing. With each week you will develop new skills and learn multiple techniques.
By week 10 you can expect to be completely capable and confident in taking incredible images.
Module 1: Cameras, Lenses & Accessories - 1st September
Our first module will take a look at essential pieces of photography equipment including cameras, lenses, filters, remote releases, tripods, softboxes, editing software and planning apps to make sure you have all the right kit to shoot great images. We will also touch on some of the techniques you need to be aware of, such as the reciprocal rule and how lens choice determines the quality and look of your images.
Module 2: Camera Setup - 8th September
Become familiar with the main camera controls and menu settings that can help you achieve great images. Understand the difference between file types, image resolution when to use the viewfinder or LCD screen amongst many other settings we will cover.
Module 3: Shutter Speed, Aperture & ISO - 15th September
Learn how to choose the best mode to give you control of your camera to shoot the images you want. Understand the relationship between Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO and the
effect they have on the light and creative outcome of your image.
Module 4: Focusing - 22nd September
Accurate focusing helps you achieve pin sharp images. This module will take you the different focusing areas and modes available on your camera, so that you will be able to quickly
choose the best focusing setup whatever subject you are photographing.
Module 5: Exposure & Metering - 13th October
Achieving a good exposure is the key to getting great images. We will take you through the settings required for perfect exposures and will show you how to get accurate exposures in a wide range of lighting situations be it macro, wildlife, landscapes, portraits or low light situations.
Module 6: Light - 20th October
Light is the key element that can make or break your image. Learn how to ‘see’ light and visualise how good light will improve your images. We will discuss how to get
the best results when working with natural light or artificial light sources.
Module 7: Colour - 27th October
Explore how to use colour effectively in your images by using settings such as picture controls and white balance to ensure you get the colours you want in your images
Module 8: Composition - 10th November
In this module, we will look at the various ways in which good composition can really make your subjects and images stand out by teaching you when to use composition rules and when to break to them.
Module 9: Working with Flash - 17th November
Understand when and why you would use flash and how it helps to add depth and drama to your images
Module 10: Introduction to Image Editing - 24th November
Learn how to finish your images using image editing software. The techniques taught in this module will show you how you can maximise detail and sharpness, refine the colours, remove dust spots and much more, enabling you to get the best out of your images including converting to black & white
By booking this course you are committing to the full 10 weeks and are responsible for ensuring your availability.
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch on [email protected]
Thank you so much to Neil and Ricci for an excellent 10 week course. I learnt so much and feel far more confident about my photography. Neil and Ricci were incredibly patient and explained theory with such clarity. Thank you so much!
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