BACK! BRUSH UP YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!
Confused about what all the buttons on your camera do?
Want to take better photographs?
This series of 8 practical workshops will help you to get to know your camera better & use it creatively.
The first three workshops will be devoted to understanding the "technical" side of photography with lots of demonstrations, explanation and practical exercises.
These will be followed by 5 themed workshops covering different photographic genres including landscape, portraiture, action/sports, still life and macro/abstract. Some of the workshops may be outside at nearby locations if the weather permits.
The workshops are best suited to cameras which allow manual setting of aperture and shutter speed (i.e. DSLR cameras and some bridge cameras)
Bring your camera (with fully charged batteries and a blank memory card), whatever lenses you have, camera manual and tripod (if you have these) and lots of enthusiasm!
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Dawn has been a professional wedding and portrait photographer for the past 15 years and now enjoys teaching both photography and digital imaging. Photography has been a lifelong passion and she very much enjoys helping others to explore this fascinating hobby.
She is a member of Dundee Photographic Society where she has been the syllabus secretary for a number of years as well as running the beginner’s classes for the club.
She enjoys all genres of photography especially natural history as well as travel photography for which she received an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society last year.
BACK! INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE LIGHTROOM
Learn how to organise, edit, enhance & 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 LR installed bring it along and work together on the same images.
Colour & tone adjustments
Cropping, noise reduction & sharpening
Processing Raw files
Exporting images to print, e-mail & web
Topics will include:
An overview of what Lightroom offers
The Lightroom Workspace
Importing & organizing images
Using the database to find photos
BACK! INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
All you need to know to start using Photoshop to create stunning images.
Learn to use the tools & 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 PS installed, bring it along to the class & work on the same images together.
Removing unwanted items from an image
Using layers & layer masks
Raw File Processing
Converting to monotone
Cropping, resizing & sharpening
Topics covered will include:
An overview of what Photoshop offers
When to use Photoshop rather than Lightroom
Colour & tone adjustments