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PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS


During our Photography Foundation course you will learn the following technical skills:

  • Balancing exposure with aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  • Using aperture and shutter speed creatively
  • Understanding compositional techniques 
  • Working with natural and artificial light
  • Focal length and choosing the correct lens
  • White balance (presets and manual)
  • Basic photography editing skills
  • training
    Type Photography
  • training
    Training Portrait, Lifestyle, Movement, Documentary, Street, Portfolio
  • level
    Level Beginners or those with some experience
  • training
    Equipment Bring a camera with full manual controls

PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATION COURSE CONTENT


DAY 1 - PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Foundation starts in a studio environment - working with a portrait photographer you’ll develop your own style whilst practicing a range of different techniques.

  • Experiment with aperture to capture different emotions in your portraits
  • Work with natural and artificial lighting to give your portrait a different feel
  • Play with composition and framing to create different images
  • Learn how to work with a model to give you the photo you want

DAY 2 - LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

On day 2 you’ll learn how to take stunning lifestyle images - from products to food - see how commercial product photography works.

  • Use creative set-ups and arrangements for close up product shots
  • Use aperture to create interesting backdrops to give texture
  • Learn how to light a product with natural/artificial lighting

DAY 3 - MOVEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn about the intricacies of Movement Photography during day three - you’ll work with a dancer to capture moments of inspiration.

  • Develop your timing skills and work on your ‘decisive moment’
  • Use shutter speed creatively to freeze or blur motion
  • Experiment with camera modes: manual and shutter/aperture priority

DAY 4 - DOCUMENTARY/STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Take to the streets of London to learn about Documentary and Street photography. Now you’ve developed the technique and skills start to think about your personal style.

  • Learn how to capture moments in time that tell a story
  • Play with the composition rules you’ve learnt earlier in the week to give your images personality

DAY 5 - PORTFOLIO

Having explored a range of photography styles throughout the week, the last day of the course will look at Portfolio building.

  • Learn basic editing principles to enhance your images
  • Receive individual critique and feedback from your tutor on selected images
  • Curate 3 images from your first 4 days to be professionally printed.
 
 

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HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS:


Our students talk us through what they learnt over the 5 days, about their camera, and themselves!

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Photography Foundation tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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