Photography workshop: camera movement and exposures

Course Dates: 09/02/20 - 01/03/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: PS - Photography Studio

Learn how to create stunning images using intentional camera movement and multiple exposure both in camera and in Software (Adobe Photoshop).


What is the course about?

Since the beginning of photography, photographers have sought to create unique and striking images by experimental means such as deliberately moving the camera during long exposures and by overlaying images one on top of the other. This course will show you how to create compelling images by showing you how to use camera movement to greatest effect, as well as how to shoot multiple images on digital and film cameras. You will also learn to combine images using post production effects and Layers in Adobe Photoshop.

What will we cover?

- Long duration exposures and blurring effects
- Creating multiple exposure images in camera
- Blending settings for cameras which feature this control
- Using layers in Photoshop to create multiple exposure effects
- Blending different images using Blending Layers, settings and Layer Masks in Photoshop.

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

- Create multiple exposure images in camera
- Create multiple exposure images in post-production
- Control and chose the best shutter speed to blur image elements creatively
- Use Photoshop to create and blend multiple exposure images.

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

This is an intermediate course for photographers who are comfortable with their camera, as well using a computer. This course uses Adobe Photoshop and some previous experience of this software would be an asset.

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 Photography.

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

This course’s primary aim is to show learners how to create new images using the techniques described above. However, if you want to work with images you have already created, please bring your pictures to class on a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note: PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple Mac computers, but not written to.) If your current camera does not support multiple images, City Lit have suitable cameras for learners to use in class.

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

The City lit has over seventy different practical and theoretical photography courses.
You can search on the web site or download the 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: VY363

Sun, day, 09 Feb - 01 Mar '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £149.00
Concession: £91.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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