Once a week on Tuesday evenings, in Nyon
(2 minutes from autoroute with ample free parking. On public transport routes)
21 January to 1 April, 2014
(With one ‘half term’ break on 18 February to coincide with International Schools’ half term)
Time: 19:30 to 21:00h each evening
Ten weekly sessions to help you improve your photography and find out how to use all those controls on your camera
The course is given in a straightforward, non-technical manner, and is in English.
Suitable for beginner to intermediate photographers.
This will be a ‘hands-on’ practical course. Participants should bring the camera they use.
In addition, to help you improve your photography, a photo-assignment will be set each week (optional participation)
and the group will discuss their photos in the following session.
You can reserve a place online here
Or, for full printed details and an application form, download the flyer here
Topics to be covered will include:
|Getting to grips with your camera
How your camera takes a photograph. The basics – aperture, shutter speed and correct exposure. Getting sharp images – focus and depth of field.
|Moving beyond automatic
Your camera’s controls. How they work and when to use the different options
Lens types, their uses and effects. Controlling the sensitivity of the sensor with ISO settings. Image quality settings. Exposure compensation
Light sources – flash and available light – how to control them and use them to best effect. Special lighting situations – low light, backlight, sun and shade, fill-in flash
|The elements of visual composition
Ways of turning mediocre photographs into good ones and good ones into great. Viewpoint, lines, angles, Rule of Thirds
… to family, portrait, landscape, sports and action photography
What can go wrong with your photos and what to do about it
Looking after your camera and equipment
The good, the bad, and the useless
Reserve your place now! Online here
For full details and an application form, download a printable flyer from here
There will also be the opportunity for course participants to take part in guided photo-walks (weather permitting), at reduced cost, at weekends. This will be a chance to apply your classroom learning in a natural situation.