Winter Photography Courses – through to Feb 2020

Level 1: Introduction To Your Digital Camera

Saturday 11 & 18 Jan – 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday 12 & 19 Feb – 6pm – 9pm

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 7 & 14 Dec – 10am – 1pm
Saturday 1 & 8 Feb – 10am – 1pm

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 3: Documentary Photography

Wednesday 4, 11 & 18 Dec – 6pm – 9pm

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: Landscape Photography

Saturday 11, 18 & 25 Jan   |   10am – 1pm
Day 1 will be based in the Belfast Exposed studio where the facilitator will fully prepare you with the knowledge to move into the field of landscape photography with confidence, looking at both historical and contemporary work.

Day 2 is on location. The location will be decided on day 1, as well as the choice between a morning sunrise shoot or an evening sunset shoot.

Day 3 is back in the studio. The photographs taken on day 2 will be reviewed, with the tutor providing valuable, constructive feedback. Followed by further teaching on the subject.

Level 3: Street Photography

Saturday 8, 15 & 22 Feb – 2pm – 5pm
Street photography is the art of capturing life, culture and humanity, commonly in a candid manner. A street photograph usually features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places, and often has an idea, story or message going on beneath the surface. This creative and practical course will help you to develop and gain confidence in street photography, how to approach your subject, shoot candid shots and develop your personal style and technique.

Level 1: Black & White Photography

Saturday 16 & 23 November – 2pm – 5pm
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. The image taking skills are mirrored in our post-production learning.

Photoshop Basics

Saturday 23 November   |   10am – 4pm
Saturday 22 February   |   10am – 4pm

The course will introduce you to the Photoshop interface and will cover the basic Photoshop features such as working in layers, and techniques that you can use to adjust, correct and enhance your photographs.

Wet Plate Collodion

Saturday 30 Nov – 11am – 5pm
Wet Plate Collodion is a 19th century photography process of creating images on glass or metal plates. This one day, intensive workshop will let you relive the excitement experienced by the pioneers of photography. Each participant will shoot and process their own unique ambrotypes, from start to finish.

To book, email Belfast Exposed at

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