Film Photography QuickStart Course

Course Content:

Digital Photography - Quickstart

This group course is ideal for those who want to learn the bare minimum amount of digital photography knowledge in the least amount of time.

Learners can use any digital camera for the photography, and any Android, iOS, or Windows camera phone or tablet for the image editing.

Duration

2 Weeks

Price

$1000 / €1000 / £900

COURSE STRUCTURE

With one class per week, this Quickstart Course lasts 2 weeks in total. Each session is 90 minutes long, resulting in 3 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 1 Photo Assignment for presentation in week 2. These images form the Virtual Exhibition, which takes place at the course's end.

A printed Photobook option, which includes selected shots from each participant, is also available.

Due to the short time available, there are no Photo Projects or Print Exhibition Options on this Quickstart Course.

This course can accommodate a minimum of 5 participants up to a maximum of 15.

Woman hold digital camera up to her eye. She is taking a photograph at dusk, so is using a hand rail to help steady the camera

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 to no experience with photography or phone editing software.

The course is aimed at those who want to learn the bare minimum amount of phone photography knowledge in the least amount of time.

PHOTO ASSIGNMENTS

Our Quickstart courses set a photo assignment based on the technical content of the first class class. All images are gently critiqued at the start of second week.

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.

Young woman with a digital camera up to her eye taking an abstract photo with a digital camera.

PHOTO CRITIQUES

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.

PHOTO PROJECTS

Due to time constraints, this course does not include photo projects.

VIRTUAL 3D COURSE EXHIBITIONS

Each participant will have four of their images featured in an end-of-course virtual exhibition.*

*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.

Young woman with a digital camera up to her eye taking an abstract photo with a digital camera.

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 digital SLR and a digital mirrorless camera
Signed Certificate of Completion

CERTIFICATE

A signed Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the course.

QUERIES?

If you have any queries about this or any other of our courses, please use our Contact Page or send an email to info@the-creative-guide.com

Tutor with film camera up to his eye, ready to take a photo

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.

FIRST-PRINCIPLES PHOTOGRAPHY IS AT THE CORE OF ALL THAT WE TEACH

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS AT A GLANCE

Dave McKane

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