Level 1: Introduction To Your Digital Camera
Saturday 10 & 17 Oct | 2pm – 5pm
Saturday 14 & 21 Nov | 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 5 & 12 Sep | 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday 14 & 21 Oct | 6pm – 9pm
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: Landscape Photography
Saturday 12, 19 & 26 Sep | 10am – 1pm
Day 1 will be based in the Belfast Exposed studio where we 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 10, 17 & 24 Oct | 10am – 1pm
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 3: Studio Photography
Saturday 14, 21 & 28 Nov | 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 3: Documentary Photography
Saturday 5, 12 & 19 Dec | 10am – 1pm
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 2: Printing Your Negatives
Tuesday 17 & 24 Nov | 6pm – 9pm
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.
Saturday 19 Sep | 10am – 4pm
Saturday 28 Nov | 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.
Saturday 12 Dec | 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.
Wet Plate Collodion
Saturday 3 Oct | 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.
Masterclass: Cathal McNaughton
Saturday 7 Nov | 9am – Evening
This masterclass is a unique workshop combining real world assignments alongside professional instruction in technical and conceptual issues that enable participants to sharpen their critical thinking, research and technical skills. Participants will be given an assignment in the local community which you will research and photograph under a strict deadline.
Printing and Presenting
Date Can Be Chosen
The ‘Portfolio Review’ is designed for photographers with a developed and committed approach to their work. The purpose of the review is to provide photographers, and artists working with photography, the opportunity to present their portfolio and gain a professional opinion on their work and constructive feedback on their artistic development, and expand their professional network and exchange ideas.