Saturday 1 December, 10am-4pm
Saturday 26 Jan, 10am – 4pm
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.
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.
Saturday 24 November, 10am-4pm
Wet Plate Collodion
Venue: Belfast Exposed, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast. BT1 2FF
For more information: www.belfastexposed.org/courses/