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.