Course Description

An Introduction to Digital Photography (Online 7:30pm Class)

Dublin Camera Club



Dublin Camera Club Introduction to Digital Photography course has gone online. New time 7.30pm

For many years Dublin Camera Club hosted the best photography course in the city.  Now in the light of the COVID 19 pandemic we have adapted our course to deliver the same top class content on-line while managing to maintain the personal attention which has been a feature of the our classes over the years, still offering terrific value for money at the now reduced rate of €99 for the course.

The course will comprise on-line classes delivered live by experienced members of the club, they will  allow for Q&A sessions during the classes and will also comprise small group practical sessions which will be held mainly outdoors.  We will also allocate an experienced photographer & member of the club as your tutor for the duration of the classes.  You will be able to discuss issues with your tutor, send images to him/her for suggestions as to how to improve and you will have the practical sessions with your tutor.

Dublin Camera Club Digital Photography Course

Get beyond the use of your phone.

This course assumes no prior knowledge of photography and is designed that in the period of 9 weeks that you will have a good understanding of your own camera and its controls and that you will be able to use your camera to produce great shots.

You will understand the principles of exposure so as to control the image you want, whether that be a crisp landscape, memories of your travels or an image of a family member or friend giving that sought after sharp portrait on a soft background.

You will learn the basics of editing your images using appropriate inexpensive/free software, improving on the image that you captured in your camera. (Post processing)

Elements of good composition will be dealt with and the basic compositional dos and don’ts to improve your images.  Both colour and black and white image production will be dealt with.

While the focus of the course is on the use of digital cameras though film is not forgotten and neither is the camera that you have with you all the time – your phone camera.  We will try to incorporate the use of the phone camera in the classes.

The course is mainly carried out on line, you will nonetheless be a registered member of the club for the duration of the course and you will be able to partake of the activities of the club as a member for the duration of the course, should you wish you will be able to join the club at a discounted rate for your first year (€60).  Following the course you should be able to produce good images with confidence and selected images will comprise an on line exhibition.

Full details of classes HERE.  Details of Workshops will be available presently.

The course will take place on line via Zoom or similar technology.  The course has been updated to reflect the growing accessibility to digital and electronic technology and the virtual nature of the presentations.  Use of Mobile Phone for photography will be included through the course as appropriate, its the camera you have with you all the time.  Classes will be live to facilitate Q&A sessions, both during and after the classes.

Each Wednesday session will provide you with 90 minute class, comprehensive notes emailed to you after each class, suggestions for photo exercises and guidance on where you can get further information which it is hoped will be monitored by an experienced member of the club who will be assigned to you as an ongoing monitor.

Persons taking the classes are automatically enrolled in the club as Associate Members and become eligible for all of the activities of the club during the period of the classes.  In addition they have the opportunity to apply for full membership of the club at the discounted rate of €60. This membership runs one year from the commencement of the classes.  Club membership entitles the student to participate in all the club activities, including the free workshops and competitions for the full year.

1. INTRODUCTION TO CAMERAS AND EQUIPMENT    September 16th
An introduction to the different types of cameras, lenses and accessories, with an explanation of
their uses and applications.

2. EXPOSURE PART 1    September 23rd
An explanation of the various exposure techniques which may be used in film and digital cameras;
their uses and the effects obtainable.

3. COMPOSING THE PHOTOGRAPH    September 30th
Arranging the elements of the picture to produce the most pleasing effect; what to avoid and some
of the rules which may be used to improve your pictures.

4. ESSENTIAL IMAGE EDITING    October 7th
Transferring your images from camera to computer and using simple image editors to enhance
images for greatest effect.

5. MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY    October 14th
An introduction to monochrome photography with all its beautiful particularities and challenges.

6. PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHY    October 21st
This module will introduce some of the techniques and approaches to taking individual portrait
and group pictures (including street photography)

7. LANDSCAPE & TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY    October 28th
How to capture memorable images whilst exploring nature and on holiday, handling typical
challenges which may arise.

8. EXPOSURE – PART 2    November 4th
Revisiting the concepts of exposure with examples of practical situations.

9. COURSE SUM-UP    November 11th
A summing up of some of the main learning points during the course and a question and answer
session involving all presenters
There will also be optional mentoring workshops

Essential camera functions for different camera models (on-line)
Image assessment and critique (on-line)
Practice sessions in small groups (outdoors)
Preparing images for the exhibition
As these will be mentored, the timing will be determined by the mentors.

It is hoped that students will be encouraged to showcase some of their images in an exhibition at the end of the course.  More details as the course progresses.

 

 


Dublin, Ireland
College Name Dublin Camera Club
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Digital Photography, Photography
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification Non-Certified
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Start Date 16th September 2020
Course End Date 11th November 2020
Course Fee €99
Course Duration Ten Weeks
Course Times 7.30 to 9.00pm
Entry Requirements No entry requirements
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Dublin Camera Club, 10 Lower Camden Street, Dublin, Ireland

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