Discover photography: open event

Course Dates: 15/09/21
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: PS - Photography Studio
An introduction to the Photography department. Experience creating a high quality portrait using studio lighting.
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Course Code: VY001

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Finished Wed, day, 15 Sep - 15 Sep '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This is a fun workshop, where you will experience the teaching within the City Lit photography department and discuss the options available to you within the City Lit photography curriculum. You will also experience photographing portraits using studio lighting and exeptionally high quality digital printing.

What will we cover?

- The City Lit Photography curriculum
- Introduction to the photography studio and equipment
- Simple camera focussing techniques
- Shooting tethered (camera connected to a computer)
- Shooting portraits using studio Lighting.

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

- Recognise a course appropriate for your skill level and photographic interest
- Experience the photography learning environment
- Experience hands on, practical photography learning
- Experience studio photographic portraiture at the highest quality.

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

No experience necessary. The session is ideal for people considering a photography course at the City Lit.

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

You will be taught by a tutor led talk and discussion, demonstrations and small group practical work, handouts and individual support.

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

All equipment will be provided for the workshop.

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

We have a vast selection of photography courses. If you are a beginner we recommend the Photography for beginners: stage 1 course which runs multiple times throughout the year. You will have the opportunity to discuss further courses with your tutor.

Matthew Ward Tutor Website

Matthew started teaching at the City Lit in 2005. He has worked in darkrooms, Av production, artwork reproduction, photography assisting, studio management and freelance commercial photography. He has shots cars for Chrysler, posters for the National Theatre and dolls for the Queen. To date he has been commissioned to illustrate over 150 books, shooting across the World. He has shot commercially on 10x8, 5x4, medium format, 35mm, DSLRs, digital backs, specialist panoramic cameras and the occasional shoe box (for pin-hole). Matthew has a degree in photography and a post graduate diploma in digital colour imaging.

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.