Belfast Exposed – Photography Courses – Apr, May and June

Level 1: Introduction To Your Digital Camera

Saturday 23 & 30 Apr, 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday 11 & 18 May. 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

Wednesday 9 & 16 Mar, 6pm-9pm
Saturday 21 & 28 May, 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday 8 & 15 June, 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: Street Photography

Saturday 5, 12 & 19 Mar, 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 3: Landscape Photography

Saturday 14, 21 & 28 May, 10am-1pm

This landscape photography course will be spent between the studio and out on location. You will be fully prepared with the knowledge to move into the field of landscape photography with confidence, looking at both historical and contemporary work.

Level 3: Documentary Photography

Saturday 11, 18 & 25 June, 2pm-5pm

Documentary photography follows a single topic or story in-depth over time, as opposed to photojournalism’s real-time coverage of breaking news and events. 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.

Film Photography

Level 1: Black & White Photography

Wednesday 20 & 27 Apr, 6pm-9pm

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.

Level 2: Printing your Negatives

Wednesday 23 & 30 Mar, 6pm-9pm
Wednesday 22 & 29 June, 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.

Darkroom Hire

Participant can choose date and time

Our Darkroom is available to hire. It is accessible to all, from Monday to Saturday, from 10am-5pm. Before booking, participants must either have prior darkroom experience; be a past-participant of our ‘Film Photography’ courses; or have completed our ‘Darkroom Induction’.

Post Production

Photoshop Basics

Saturday 9 Apr, 10am-4pm

This 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.

Video Production

Level 1: Learn the Basics of Video

Saturday 5, 12, 19 & 26 Mar, 10am-1pm
Saturday 4, 11, 18 & 25 June, 10am-1pm

The course provides a general practical introduction to the field of video. It introduces basic concepts of the moving image with a limited amount of theory. You will learn how your DSLR/digital camera can introduce a new world of practical and creative options, however the field is vast and the uses and techniques available are many.

Printing and Presenting

How to Create a Photobook

Saturday 16, 23 & 30 Apr, 110am – 1pm

Photobooks are creative ways to present photography. This 3 week intensive workshop will teach you the process of creating a photobook from beginning to end.

Portfolio Review

Participant can choose date and time

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.

Traditional Processes

Wet Plate Collodion

Saturday 2 Apr, 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.

Additional Services

One-to-One Photography

Participant can choose date and time

We offer bespoke photography courses, where we can offer one-to-one and group training experiences specifically designed to suit your needs, cover topics you would like to learn and develop skills in areas of your choice.   |   028 9023 0965   |

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