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This workshop is an overall introduction to basic studio photography using a professional camera, light and backgrounds, suitable for four to six people. The sessions can be implemented at a novice level or a more advanced level depending on experience. 

 

SESSION ONE

BY USING A BASIC LIGHTING SET UP WITH A RANGE OF COLOURED BACKGROUNDS, STUDENTS ROTATE IN TURNS TO OPERATE THE DIFFERENT PIECES OF EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS MODELLING. THE ‘PHOTOGRAPHER’, UNDER SUPERVISION, DIRECTS THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS IN FREE FLOWING, EXPERIMENTAL WORK, DEMONSTRATING THE EFFECT OF LIGHTING WHILE BECOMING FAMILIAR WITH THE BASIC OPERATION OF A DSLR CAMERA

SESSION TWO

USING THE RESULTS FROM SESSION ONE, STUDENTS WORK THROUGH SELECTING AND EDITING THEIR OWN IMAGES WITH IMPUT FROM THE GROUP TO WORK TOWARDS A FINAL IMAGE

ADVANCED LEVEL

LEADING ON FROM THE ENTRY LEVEL WORKSHOP, WITH A FAMILIARITY OF BASIC FUNCTIONS ESTABLISHED, THE TWO SESSIONS RUN IN THE SAME WAY WITH MORE ATTENTION PAID TO UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECT OF OF CHANGING THE SETTINGS ON THE CAMERA. SESSION ONE INCLUDES A SPECIFIC EXERCISE DEMONSTRATING HOW APERTURE CHANGE RELATES TO THE ‘DEPTH OF FIELD’.