Digital Photography - Abstracts
This group course aims to help train participants' eyes in how to "see different" in the world immediately surrounding them. The content is ideal for those who have a deep desire to create more arresting images but who do not have enough spare time to spend out on photographic expeditions.
Learners can use any digital camera for the photography, and any Android, iOS, or Windows camera phone or tablet for the image editing.
With one class per week, this Abstracts Course lasts 6 weeks in total. Each session is 90 minutes long, resulting in 9 hours of total class learning. Participants are expected to add roughly the same amount of time creating and working on their own images.
All students are given 4 Photo Assignments for presentation in the following week each one has been set.
2 Photography Projects are given to each learner. Each Project forms the basis of 2 Virtual Exhibitions. The first of these is held in the middle of the course, with the second one taking place at the end of the course.
A printed Photobook option, which includes selected shots from each participant, is also available.
There is also a Print Exhibition Option on this Abstracts Course. This is a paid extra and includes advice on printing and framing. The Print Exhibition adds an additional 2 weeks to the course. The exhibition takes place on your company premises.
This course can accommodate a minimum of 5 participants up to a maximum of 25.
CLASS TIME OPTIONS
Various class times are available to suit your organizations needs. When scheduling, please bear in mind that between sign-in before and the Q&A afterwards, each course can last up to 2 hours.
WHAT PAST EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED?
Most students of this course will have minimal experience with photography or phone editing software but will have been using a camera phone or tablet camera for a while.
This course aims to help train participants' eyes in how to "see different" in the world immediately surrounding them. The course is ideal for those who have a deep desire to create more arresting images but who do not have enough spare time to spend out on photographic expeditions.
Our Abstracts courses set 4 weekly photo assignments based on the content of that class (a simple assignment for week one is sent to each attendee before the course starts.). All images are gently critiqued at the start of each class.
Also, everyone benefits from seeing what others have produced with the same assignment that they have received. We learn deeply by seeing through the eyes of others.
The most vital part of learning photography is receiving gentle and supportive critiquing of your images. My critiquing of the images produced on this course covers composition, processing tips, prompts for what works well, and suggestions for resolving things that do not.
At the start of the course, a photo project is set for each participant. The project is designed to help get quick results while giving them a chance to help develop critical visual skills. Attendees then choose their second project in close consultation with the tutor.
VIRTUAL 3D COURSE EXHIBITIONS
Each of the participant's two projects will feature in two separate virtual exhibitions. This first project is designed to help hone the skills necessary to create an arresting final project and is designed to build creative muscles. The first project will feature in a virtual exhibition that will be shared amongst friends and work colleagues. The second project, which will also feature in final a virtual exhibition, will be shared with a worldwide audience.*
*A prints and virtual exhibition combination is also an option
PRINT EXHIBITION OPTION
An end of course prints and virtual exhibition combination is also an option. The Prints Exhibition Option is a paid extra and includes advice on printing and framing. The Print module is an extra two weeks added at end of the course. The Prints Exhibition takes place on your company premises.
PRINTED BOOK OPTION
Who doesn't like to curl up with a nice book? An optional feature this course is to have a beautifully printed book created with the best images shot on each course. The books are produced using the latest digital technology and are available in quantities of 5 right up to many hundreds.
These books are not only great for each participant's home coffee table but are ideal for showing future employees how open your company is to creative expression of all kinds. The publication can easily include your logo along with an introduction from your CEO or other group leaders.
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT & EDITING SOFTWARE
Any digital camera that has Auto and Program Mode.
While not essential, a tripod will be helpful in keeping the camera steady in low light conditions.
Please note: capture devices cannot be mixed. This course is purely for digital cameras, it is not suitable for phones or film cameras.
All students of this course will use the same App for editing the images. This free App is compatible with most iOS, Android, or Windows camera phones or tablets. There will be no need to use a desktop or laptop computer.
Expert instruction is given on processing the shots on a phone or tablet.
A signed Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the course.
If you have any queries about this or any other of our courses, please use our Contact Page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We teach each of our courses so that learners can quickly spread the knowledge they pick up every week into other areas of image taking. These core principles can be used in ANY imaging device, be it the simplest of cameraphones or the most elaborate high-end cameras. Photography, at its core, is about shutters, apertures, and ISO. Still, it is HOW you bring these together for each shot that matters.