Photography Courses – Nov through to Feb 2019

Photoshop Basics

Saturday 1 December, 10am-4pm
Saturday 26 Jan, 10am – 4pm

Lightroom Basics
Saturday 24 Nov, 10am – 4pm
Saturday 23 Feb, 10am – 4pm

The course will cover the basic Lightroom features and techniques that you can use to adjust, correct and enhance your photographs, how to prepare your photographs for printing, and how to catalogue and organise your library of images.

Level 1: Introduction To Your Digital Camera

Saturday 8 & 15 December, 10am-1pm
Saturday 12 & 19 Jan, 2pm – 5pm

You will get an introduction to your camera’s manual controls, focusing on how to control aperture, shutter speed and ISO to correctly expose your photographs. This course will also enable you to apply a practical and theoretical knowledge to help you use a digital camera effectively and creatively.

Level 2: Develop Your Photography Skills

Saturday 8 & 15 December,
Saturday 9 & 16 Feb, 2pm – 5pm

You will learn new camera settings and develop your photography skills, focusing on how to use white balance, metering, bracketing, focusing, histogram and more. This course will also enable you to apply a practical and theoretical knowledge to help you use a digital camera effectively and creatively.

Level 2: Printing Your Negatives

Saturday 9 & 16 Feb, 10am – 1pm

This course will teach you advanced techniques to produce high quality prints from your processed negatives. You will learn how to achieve the correct exposure and tonal range of your print, how to set the correct printing and split grades, how to pre-flash the paper, and an overview of the different papers available for printing.

Level 3: Documentary Photography

Saturday 17 & 24 November, 2pm-5pm

Using the Belfast Exposed archive as a catalyst, the course offers contextual knowledge together with the technical skills and project planning skills. The course will cover all areas of documentary photography, from its origins and working photographers to setting challenges for each participant to think about their photography and the development of their project.

Level 3: Studio Photography

Saturday 12 & 19 Jan, 10am – 1pm

You will gain knowledge of studio lighting setups and techniques to enable you to take quality studio images from family portraits and stylish fashion shots, to interesting still lifes and eye-catching products. You will learn how to set up the lights and various lighting techniques that you can easily replicate in your home as the cost of studio lighting has fallen dramatically.

Film Photography

Level 1: Black & White Photography

Saturday 17 & 24 November, 10am-1pm

This course will be run over 2 x three hour sessions starting with picture taking, through to editing, processing, and printing your negatives. We also look at composition and taking images in full frame capturing the entire scene and obtaining correct exposure and metering techniques.

Post Production

Lightroom Basics

Saturday 24 November, 10am-4pm

Traditional Processes

Wet Plate Collodion


Venue: Belfast Exposed, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast. BT1 2FF

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