Intermediate level photography workshop

During this fun and relaxed course you will explore technical and creative ways to get more out of your DSLR Camera. You will need to understand the basics Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO to get the best out of this class. This course will cover/ include:

  • Camera settings and SLR Shooting Modes: Manual Mode (M), Aperture Priority Mode (AV) or (A), Shutter Priority Mode (TV) or (S), Exposure Compensation.
  • Viewing, understanding and using histograms to improve your shots.
  • Understanding light and how to achieve great shots in different lighting conditions.
  • Practical shoot – out and about around the grounds of the centre. Exploring creative approaches to nature, architectural, portrait and landscape photography.
  • Creative discussion about choosing a future body of work to shoot and motivating yourself to get out and about with your camera. Thinking creatively and learning from the masters.
  • An introduction to black and white photography.
  • Practical exercise – thinking and shooting in black and white.
  • Sharing, reviewing and critiquing each others work. Feel free to bring along your tablet or laptop computer for the sharing element of this day. A computer will be also be available.
  • What does that button do? A question and answer discussion to get the best out of your camera.

Participants are asked to bring their own DSLR cameras to the workshop. Participants are also requested to bring their laptop computers to the session for sharing, viewing and editing images.

Kate Green is a Midlands based Photographer and Film Maker working in the Commercial, Social and Education sectors. After a successful career in marketing and project management she began her own photography business, in 2006, expanding into film making in 2010.

Kate’s average week can range from product advertising and marketing promotional shoots, events, weddings, birth photography, headshot / portraits and documentary film and photography. However, her true passion is participatory photography and film making helping other people to shoot, share and learn and to realise their own creativity.

Kate says: “I love my work with every age and ability, from birth to end of life and everyone in between. Personally I love photographing people and hearing their stories but it’s that special moment when I see the pride in people’s faces at what they have created and the joy they get from learning new things that makes me appreciate how lucky I am to do the work I love. You just can’t beat those ‘Eureka moments’ when someone says ‘I finally get it!” or ‘wow! so that’s what that button’s for!!!’.”