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Photography For Beginners (Class)

 

Cat Jones has been using cameras since she was a teenager.

 

She loves all aspects of photography, particularly flower macros and creative imaging using Photoshop. She is Vice-President of Dundee Photographic Society and received an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society earlier this year.

 

Confused with all those buttons on your new DSLR or Bridge camera? Want to take better photographs? Come along to this series of practical workshops and uncover the mysteries of photography.

 

This structured course will gradually cover the basic skills required to take a technically correct photograph with a DSLR or Bridge camera. Topics covered will include Avoiding Camera Shake, Composing the Shot, Achieving Good Exposure, Demystifying the Histogram, ISO and WB, Creative Use of Aperture and Shutter Speed, Accurate Focussing, Using Different Lenses, Using Flash and Getting Your Images Printed.

 

This class is best suited to cameras which allow manual setting of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, i.e. DSLR or bridge cameras. Bring your camera and its manual, fully charged battery and empty memory card, a tripod if you have one, and lots of enthusiasm.

 

10 Week Block I Jan 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Feb 5th, (2wk break) 26th Mar 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Mondays I 1pm – 3pm I Adults £120 I Members £90

 

 

Adobe Lightroom Introduction* (class)

 

Dawn White has been a professional wedding and portrait photographer for the past 15 years and now enjoys teaching photography and digital imaging. She is a member of Dundee Photographic Society where she has been the syllabus secretary and teacher.

 

Learn how to organise, edit, enhance and share your photos using Adobe Lightroom. The classes will guide you through the whole process from importing from your camera to exporting the final image for print or web.

 

These classes can be combined with the Photoshop classes for a complete introduction to digital imaging. Sample images will be supplied, so if you have a laptop with a recent edition of Lightroom installed, bring it along and work together on the same images to compare. Topics will include: An overview of what Lightroom offers; When to use Lightroom rather than Photoshop; Importing and organising images; Colour and tone adjustments; Cropping, noise reduction and sharpening; Removing blemishes; Processing Raw Files; Adding colour and monotone effects.

 

*Compliments Adobe Photoshop course, book together or separately.

 

 

5 Week Block I Jan 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Feb 5th

 

Mondays I 10am – 12pm I Adults £60 I Members £45

 

Adobe Photoshop Introduction (Class)

 

Taught by Dawn White. All you need to know to start using Photoshop to create stunning images. Learn to use the tools and techniques which will enable you to add the wow factor to your photography. The classes are suitable as a stand-alone course or as a follow-on from the Adobe Lightroom classes for a complete introduction to digital imaging. Sample images will be supplied, so if you have a laptop with a recent edition of Photoshop installed, bring it along to the class and work on the same images together to compare. Topics will include: An overview of what Photoshop offers; When to use Photoshop rather than Lightroom; Colour and tone adjustments; Removing unwanted items from an image; Cropping, resizing and sharpening; Exploring the tool box; Processing Raw Files; Using layers and layer masks.

 

*Compliments Adobe Lightroom, book together or separately

 

5 Week Block Feb 26th Mar 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Mondays I 10am – 12pm I Adults £48 I Members £36

 

Further Photoshop (class)

Following on from the Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, these classes will develop your understanding of Photoshop by exploring a wide range of techniques for enhancing photographs and creating composite images, as well as using the power of Photoshop to create high dynamic range, panoramic and focus stacked images. Each week we will work step-by -step on an image together so that all the techniques can be discussed and practised during the class. If you have a laptop, with a recent edition of Photoshop installed, bring it along to the class.

10 Week Block Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Feb 6th (2 wk break) 27th Mar 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Mondays I 10am – 12pm I Adults £120 I Members £90

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