- take pictures on their cameras
- download these pictures to their computers and
- confidently edit these pictures to enhance and correct imperfections.
We will use open source photo manipulation software for the entirety of the course. This will enable students to progress in their work without having to purchase expensive photo editing applications. Students will be shown how to obtain this software.
The course will be split into 6 x 90 minute weekly sessions and taught at in the training room.
Each session will consist of two 40 minute sessions, with a 10 minute tea/coffee break.
There will be a homework element to the course – students will be expected to take pictures in between course dates which will be briefed at the end of each session.
There will be an end of course exhibition of work, so students can show their pictures and progress.
Week One – Introduction
A brief introduction to the course, it’s aims and the open source software that will be used for the Digital Darkroom sections of the course.
Familiarisation of cameras and downloading software. Image file types – advantages and disadvantages. Colour modes. Resolution and size issues when shooting digital pictures.
Week Two – Camera Basics
A introduction to digital cameras. Focusing, using different camera modes. exposure, shutter speed, aperture, depth of field.
Week Three – Digital Darkroom Techniques
How manipulate the pictures you have taken using the free software. Including sections of brightness and contrast manipulation, colour cast correction, and removing imperfections.
Week Four- Digital Darkroom Advanced
More advanced techniques using the photo editing software to further enhance your pictures.
Week Five – Advanced Picture Taking
How to ‘see’ the pictures you are taking, composition, viewpoints and planning shots.
Week Six – The Field Trip
A field trip will be arranged so as the whole group can go out and shoot images together.
This gives the group the chance to grow together, explore new ideas and hopefully shoot images that they would not normally produce.
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