City Lit Pro: essential skills for photographers

Course Dates: 05/08/20 - 06/08/20
Time: 09:30 - 13:00
Location: PS - Photography Studio

City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this essential skills in photography course you will learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, colour balance, photo composition, lighting, and shooting inside and outdoors.


What is the course about?

This is an accelerated practical course in photography for those who are comfortable at learning at a fast pace. You will be taken through the key processes and techniques of photography including equipment use, composition, exposure and use of shutter speed and aperture.
Although this is a non-accredited course, students successfully completing the course will be awarded our CityLit Certificate - based on achievements of the course outcomes and attendance..

What will we cover?

- Shutter speed, aperture (f stops), camera sensitivity to light (ISO) and white balance.
- Cameras, tripods, lenses and on camera flash.
- Using different camera modes including programme, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual exposure
- Framing and composition.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

You will learn in a relaxed environment with a small group of up to 8 people.

- Take photographs using programme, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual exposure as appropriate to the scene and task
- Photograph using a tripod or flash as appropriate
- Set a custom white balance in the camera for accurate colour rendition of the scene or object
- Recognise the effect of different lighting on a subject
- Apply some guidelines for effective composition.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners course for those who like to progress at a fast pace.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, handouts and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in-group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and handouts. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Animation, Cartooning, Film, Graphics, Illustration, Photography and Web Design.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You are expected to bring your DSLR camera. If you do not have a camera we can make one available to you for use in the class. Please bring a memory stick for storing and uploading images (or portable hard drive – please note: PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple Mac computers, but not written to.).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit has over seventy different practical and theoretical photography courses.
You can search on the web site or request a printed prospectus from the City Lit home page.

Tutor Biographies
Michael Harding Tutor Website

Michael Harding was born in Canada, where he studied cinema and photography at Concordia University, Montréal, before moving to the UK. Since then, he has created striking images of architecture, art, people and landscapes for international blue-chip clients for their use in editorial, advertising and corporate applications. Michael’s work has won many industry awards, notably being selected in the Eleventh Association of Photographers Awards and further receiving a Merit Award in the Seventeenth Association of Photographers Awards. His work was selected for a Highly Commended Award in the Deutsche Bauzeitung “Visions in Architecture” European Architectural Photography prize. His work has been exhibited in both the United Kingdom and Canada. Michael has been Chairman, as well as President, of the Association of Photographers (AOP). The AOP is Europe’s most established organisation for professional photographers, working to ensure greater recognition for all professional photographers, as well as working to positively influence legislators in the UK and Europe for the benefit of all photographers.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: VY411

Wed-Thu, day, 05 Aug - 06 Aug '20

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £239.00
Senior fee: £239.00
Concession: £239.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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