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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
More sophistication
Lens types, their uses and effects. Controlling the sensitivity of the sensor with ISO settings. Image quality settings. Exposure compensation
Light
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
Introductions
… to family, portrait, landscape, sports and action photography
Troubleshooting
What can go wrong with your photos and what to do about it
Camera care
Looking after your camera and equipment
Photo accessories
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.

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Comments

  1. Natalie Evans says:

    Alistair’s style enables natural absorption of technical information – you will quickly gain the confidence to avoid the auto setting and will see progressive results. The artistic element that ran through the course was a delightful surprise – immensely inspiring!

  2. Victoria McWade says:

    This course exceeded my expectations! It has taught me to look at things differently, understand different techniques and ultimately how the use my camera. I’m really chuffed with the results I am now achieving.

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