Street Photography & Camera Handling (digi SLR cameras)
ON THE DAY
Venue: Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, E1 6AB
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Tel: 0207 0 333 555(Shoot Experience)
Dates: Sat 6th & Sun 7th March 2010
Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm
HOW IS THE COURSE TAUGHT?
The two day course is taught in small groups (no more than 10 people). You will learn how to capture the delightful East End (Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Brick Lane) the way the you see it, and perhaps more importantly how you want your audience to see it. The small numbers allow for discreet street photography and personalised tuition.
Everyone will gain something regardless of his/her specific approach or technical level. The workshop will combine concise classroom tuition and outdoor adventures, with an emphasis on putting into practice the skills gained immediately - supported by helpful guidance, care and attention.
You will carry out a number of challenges designed to exercise different techniques, practice new skills and encourage creative experimentation. Individuals will have the opportunity to pursue the ideas and techniques that most interest them with as much guidance as is required.
There will be opportunities to review the photos from the day and the time between the course days can be used for further practice with the opportunity for feedback on the second day.
View the full course outline - please note, this is a guide and if some material is not covered on the day it will be found in the course notes provided.
Your workplace may pay for the workshop if it fits training requirements
Solid practical skills for professional or personal use
Great peer to peer experience in East London
Small groups and personalised tuition
Free entry to a Shoot Experience public event (conditions apply)
BEFORE THE DAY
WHAT IS IT?
The Street Photography & Camera Handling workshop will equip you with essential camera handling tips and a correct approach to expand your photographic knowledge. We will boost your skill set giving you the creative freedom to successfully capture the city streets.
You will never see the streets or your camera in the same light again!
PRICE: The course costs £230 (incl. VAT)
You will need your own digital SLR camera and know its basic functions and capacities. This course is suitable for both beginner and intermediate levels.
WHO IS IT FOR?
You know your aperture from your shutter speed and want to use them instinctively, allowing you to work effectively and creatively with your camera.
You've got ideas and projects but find yourself missing the technical depth or experience to realise them.
If you have answered yes to any of the above then this workshop is for you!
WHO WILL BE TEACHING THE COURSE?
You will be in the capable hands of our very own Toby Smith (and assistant) who has been judge, photographer and technical manager of all things Shoot Experience from the beginning. Toby has six years of experience behind the lens in both contemporary and commercial fields.
His latest project involved photographing every UK power station by night on an old-fashioned plate camera which has been picked up by Getty no less - www.reportage-bygettyimages.com.
He manages a Photography studio in East London and has taught practical photography everywhere from East Africa to the East Midlands.
"I think the content of the course was good for me - knowing about how light affects a picture and how to manipulate that, along with the length of exposure was really useful and I'm still playing around."
Dawn Barnes, LDA Design
You will have had a fantastic two days, getting to know your camera, your fellow photographers and the nooks and crannies of the East End.
You will receive personal feedback from Toby and advice on how to continue improving your photography.
Your course notes will be a constant source of information as you begin to hone your photography skills.
You will receive free entry to your next Shoot Experience public photography treasure hunt to try out your new skills.
We also offer a follow-up re-touching course, Point and Shoot Photography and Documentary Photography workshops - ask your tutor on the day for details.