Monday, 19 January 2015

Workshops Each Sunday in February from the Galloway Photographic Collective

Each Sunday, throughout this February, different members of the Galloway Photographic Collective will be running photography workshops.

Below is an outline of each course. If you would like to book a place, then please go to our website - http://www.gallowayphotocollective.co.uk/workshops/

WEEK 1 – PORTRAITS


When
Sunday 1st February – 9am to 5pm

Who
Giles Atkinson & David Moses

Course Description
This one-day workshop will show you techniques for using small flash guns to get big results, using off-camera flash and remote triggers, modifying and finessing light, practice techniques with a model, learn some post-processing techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop and go home with some serious skills.

Course outline
– Flash Basics
– Off Camera Flash
– Modifying, Finessing the Light
– BREAK
– Working with the model
– Planning Session
– LUNCH
– Model Shoot
– Editing photographs with Lightroom and Photoshop
– Review & Questions

Where
St John’s Church – Located at the crossroads of Cotton Street and Abercromby Road. From the A75, enter Castle Douglas and head for the town centre. At the crossroads with the clock tower turn on to the A713 to Ayr. The church is less than 100m on the right.

Cost
£90


WEEK 2 – STREET PHOTOGRAPHY


When
Sunday 8th February – 9am to 5pm

Who
Roger Lever & Tom Langlands

Course Description
Street Photography is an unbroken tradition stretching back to the invention of photography itself. Learn to capture the spirit of man and his relationship with the urban environment through the medium of photography. At first this art of storytelling in pictures may seem intimidating but will become exciting when we show you how.

Course outline
– Reception and introductions.

– Overview of equipment, methods and projected examples viewed over coffee.

– First port of call will be Dalbeattie Town where we will make suggestions and assist where necessary then on to Castle Douglas. Here we will have lunch (bring along a packed lunch} and review the images you have taken on your cameras.
– If the weather is inclement then we will go back to Roger’s studio before proceeding to Castle Douglas.

– Return to Roger’s studio where we will select a sample of your images, project these and have a group discussion about each image.

– Question Time and Finish

Where
Craigland, Station Road, Dalbeattie. Postcode DG54AN
The studio is on New Station Road at the back of Roger’s house.

Cost
£90


WEEK 3 – LIGHT, COMPOSITION & STORYTELLING


When
Sunday 15th February – 10am to 5pm

Who
Kim Ayres & Lynne Atkinson

Course Description
The content of a photo is only a part of it – how that content is arranged and lit can dramatically affect the emotional impact of the image. This course is an introduction to composition, lighting and understanding storytelling when limited to only 2 dimensions and a fraction of a second.

Course outline
– Introductions to the course and each other.
– Composition techniques and understanding dynamic tension.
– Tea/coffee.
– Introduction to lighting methods.
– Break for lunch – either bring sandwiches or pop into Castle Douglas to pick some up or visit a cafe.
– Split into small groups to create a narrative photo.
– Tea/coffee.
– Review photos and discuss experiences.
– Final round up.
– option to join a Facebook group to post images from the day for feedback after you have had a chance to edit them at home.

What to bring
– lunch or money to buy some
– camera
– a basic understanding of how to use your camera, including how to adjust shutter speed and aperture
– lead to connect your camera to a computer
– An interesting prop or 2 – could be an object or an outfit – something to include in a storytelling image
– flashes/speedlights if you have them and would like to use them (optional)
– laptops are not required, but if you want to bring one that’s OK. Wifi is not available.

Where
St John’s Church – Located at the crossroads of Cotton Street and Abercromby Road. From the A75, enter Castle Douglas and head for the town centre. At the crossroads with the clock tower turn on to the A713 to Ayr. The church is less than 100m on the right.

Cost
£90


WEEK 4 – LANDSCAPES


When
Sunday 22nd February – 9am to 5pm

Who
Roger Lever & Allan Wright

Course Description
Landscape Photography, has more to do with the art of “seeing” than camera controls and processing, growing that “seeing” ability is where it gets exciting. To explore landscape when there is prospect of bagging a stunning image can generate a wonderful edge of excitement. We help clients to express their own creativity and offer firsthand experience in the art and craft of producing better pictures.

– 8.30am Meet at Roger Levers Studio Dalbeattie – Coffee and discussion about cameras and particular subjects of interest to client
– 9.30am Leave for Location
Explore one or more of landscape , garden, beach, forest etc.
Hands on learning whilst taking photos
Packed lunch
New location, more photography
– 2.30pm return to studio
– 2.30pm Coffee and review of images
– 3-5pm demonstration and practice of editing, correcting, enhancing, and printing images.
– A4 print of best image per person.

Where
Craigland, Station Road, Dalbeattie. Postcode DG54AN
The studio is on New Station Road at the back of Roger’s house.

Cost
£90

If you would like to book a place on any of these workshops, then please go to our website - http://www.gallowayphotocollective.co.uk/workshops/

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