Join us for an exciting journey into advanced photography, designed for those ready to take their skills to the next level. Starting on Thursday 14th of March 2024, this course will be held at the Shannon Academy, 2/3 Garden Vale, Athlone, and promises to deepen your understanding and mastery of photography. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/rrcB7SnSdt3pyRs86
Who Should Attend?
This course is tailored for photographers who are familiar with the basics of photography and are eager to explore more complex and creative aspects. Ideal for those who understand the exposure triangle (shutter speed, aperture, ISO), composition, and basic editing in Lightroom, this course builds on the foundations laid in our beginner's course.
Portraiture Mastery:Dive into the nuances of natural light, studio lighting, and strobe lighting in portraiture. Learn to find the best light for any situation, explore short and broad lighting techniques, and use off-camera and on-camera flash effectively. Enhance your creativity with gels and learn the art of group photography and establishing a connection with your subject.
Landscape Photography Techniques: Master the use of filters (neutral density, polarizers, and graduated filters), understand hyperfocal distance, and refine your compositional skills. Plan your landscape photography sessions and experiment with different lenses for varied effects.
Night Time Landscapes: Discover the secrets of capturing stunning night time landscapes, a skill that can transform your portfolio.
Editing Software Proficiency: Gain insights into Photoshop basics including cropping, layers, brushes, spot removal, and sharpening for printing. Convert images to black and white, use actions to simplify editing, and explore useful plugins. Enhance your workflow efficiency in Lightroom Classic.
Backup Strategies: Learn the importance of backing up your photos both online and offline.
Photo Critiques: In-Depth Analysis and Personalised Feedback
Personalised Review Sessions: Each student's work will receive individual attention through detailed critiques. These sessions are an invaluable part of the learning process, providing you with direct feedback on your specific photographic style and technique.
Constructive and Supportive Feedback: Critiques are conducted in a constructive manner, focusing on both strengths and areas for improvement. This supportive approach encourages learning and growth, helping you develop a critical eye for your own work.
Skill Enhancement Tips: Feedback will be accompanied by practical tips and techniques for enhancing your photography skills. Whether it's refining your composition, adjusting lighting, or experimenting with different post-processing methods, these tips are tailored to help you elevate your work.
Interactive Learning Environment: Photo critiques are interactive, allowing for open discussions and questions. This encourages a collaborative learning environment where you can gain insights not only from the instructor but also from fellow students.
Real-World Application: By analyzing and discussing real photographs taken during the course, you'll learn how to apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings. This direct application of learning helps solidify your understanding and skill in photography.
Portfolio Development: Regular critiques will assist you in building a stronger, more coherent portfolio. You'll learn how to select your best work and present it in a way that truly reflects your personal vision and style.
These critique sessions are designed to be an integral part of your photographic journey, offering personalized guidance and insights that are essential for your growth as a photographer.
Digital SLR camera
Computer for image processing (preferably a laptop)
Basic computer skills
Lightroom Classic and Photoshop CC
Course Structure and Cost:
The course spans 8 classes, priced at €200. The first session will begin on 14th of March 2024 at 7:00 PM, including a 30-minute registration period. Subsequent classes will run from 7:30 PM to approximately 9:00 PM. This course will be held at the Shannon Academy, 2/3 Garden Vale, Athlone. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/rrcB7SnSdt3pyRs86
Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your photography skills under the expert guidance of Liam Kidney. Contact Liam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 087-2227331 for more information or to secure your spot in this transformative course.