The CCE visual arts program offers interactive courses for the budding to experienced artists, from classic to modern techniques, in the areas of: photography, drawing, painting, woodwork, steelwork, ceramics, textiles and more.

Wed 24 Jul 2019 - Wed 28 Aug 2019

18:30 - 21:30

6 Sessions
14 spots remaining.

Teacher: Amr Tawfik

Want to learn the fundamentals of using your digital camera including ISO, aperture and shutter speed, understanding depth, focusing modes and lenses? Then this is the course for you!

Course outline

In this course, you will be introduced to the basic settings of using a digital camera including ISO, aperture and shutter speed, raw files and JPGs, metering modes, focusing modes and lenses.

You learn how to take landscape and portrait images while being introduced to Photoshop, Camera Raw and Lightroom software used to process your images.

There will be a field trip to practice your skills. From here you learn to select your images and prepare them before arranging them.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • have confidence in using the manual controls of your camera
  • have the ability to use Photoshop, Camera Raw and Lightroom software
  • have a folio of images.

Who should enrol

Beginning photographers who want to develop their image making and processing skills.

Materials

To gain the full benefit, owning a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is suggested. Also, if possible, bring to each session a small portable USB to save your post produced work.


Wed 16 Oct 2019 - Wed 20 Nov 2019

18:30 - 21:30

6 Sessions
15 spots remaining.

Take your photographic images to the next level with this course focussing on composition, image production, post-production and visual communication.

Course outline

There will be an initial refresher followed by a discussion about being in control of your camera (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, raw files, colour space, metering, depth of field, lenses, portraits, and landscapes).

Explore landscape and portrait photography and how the use tripods, reflectors and flash photography can improve your photography.You will increase your use of Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop, to facilitate post-production techniques. Post-production will include the construction of images through the use of layers and selections, adjustment layer masks, image stacking and colour management; filters and other image editing functions in Photoshop. The aim is to provide you with a folio of photographs at the conclusion of the course.

Topic covered include:

  • Photography basics refresher
  • Landscapes
  • Portraits
  • Stitching multiple images into one
  • Tripod usage
  • Reflectors and flash photography
  • Post Processing tools and techniques: Lightroom, Camera RAW, Photoshop

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • have increased confidence in using the manual controls of your camera
  • have improved skills in composition, image production, post-production and visual communication
  • increased ability in Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom software use, and
  • create a folio of images.

Who should enrol

Intermediate photographers who want increase their confidence and advance their image making and processing skills.

Materials

To gain the full benefit, owning a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is suggested. Also, if possible, bring to each session a small portable USB to save your post produced work.