||Saturday 18 January: Introduction to Digital Photography for Compact Cameras from 10:30am-12:30pm
If you’re completely new to digital photography and you have a compact camera, then this 4 week, largely practical, beginner’s course will teach you all the basics you’ll need to take quality photographs. The tutor will show you how to better understand the menu options on your camera and help you discover which mode is best for different situations by giving you lots of practical experience in the beautiful Botanical Gardens setting. Learn how to compose better images for that ‘wow’ factor and discover how simple editing can transform and improve your photos. Suitable for compact digital cameras.
Work your way around your camera and become confident using each setting, plus learn about all the technical terminology.
- Creative Composition
By just applying some basic photography composition techniques your photographs can leap from the ordinary to simply outstanding.
- Focus & Exposure
Get the photos you have always hoped for by learning how to focus and expose your shots correctly using both manual and pre-set functions.
- Professional Style Portraits
Get great portraits in your own home and learn top tips on how to improve the lighting you have available - excellent for Facebook & your social media!
- Abstract Still Life Art
Produce striking still life photographs that will be good enough to hang on your wall - this will really impress your friends.
- Achieve Excellent Holiday Photos
Come home from your holiday with more than just memories. The tutor will explain what to look out for and how to capture great photographs of architecture, landscapes, groups and individual portraits - make the most of family holidays.
- Night Time Photography
Avoid blurred landscapes and portraits as the tutor shows you how to use night and manual modes to full effect, plus helpful tips to capture great indoor shots in low light.
- Party Pictures
Capture photos with atmosphere and ambiance. Get memorable images from a night out with friends if you follow a few simple tips.
- Macro Mode
You don't need professional equipment to get impressive close up shots. Learn to take detailed shots of wildlife and nature with these simple techniques.
- Photographing Children
Capture fantastic portraits of children - top tips for the best light and locations.
- Landscapes at Sunset
Learn to use preset and manual settings to capture beautiful landscapes as the sunsets. Combine this knowledge with our tips on composition to make photographs that are nothing like you have taken before.
- Editing and Storing
Find out how to upload, store and backup your favourite memories, plus give your images an extra boost using simple editing software.
4 week course ending on Saturday February 8th 2014.
Tutor: David Tunney
Note this course takes place in an upstairs room accessed via a spiral staircase only.
Book for this course on-line by visiting the Adult Learning menu option in Education