11 October 2020, Exmouth, Devon
This is the re-scheduled 28 March course.
Course location: Exmouth beach and harbour, plus Budleigh Salterton, near Exmouth.
Times: 4.30pm to 9.30pm
Price: £95 per person
This course is full. But feel free to sign up for any of our other courses.
The course will aim to teach the following skills:
● How to make the most of late afternoon, sunset and dusk light to create atmospheric landscapes and travel photos;
● The use of a tripod and long exposures to capture subjects in low light;
● Photography of star trails and stars as pinpoints of light;
● How to spot potential image compositions among beach, harbour and rural scenes under decreasing light conditions;
● How to control and make use of the balance between shutter speed and lens aperture to gain the best exposure, and to control depth of field (ie the amount of the image that is sharply in focus);
● How to use some of the camera’s most important features;
● Executing the image, using positioning, perspective, focus control, use of light, and lens focal length to create simple, strong compositions.
Participants should have at least an understanding of what shutter speed and lens aperture mean, plus a knowledge of how to operate their own camera in order to get at least basic images. Beyond this, the main requirements are enthusiasm, an open mind and a readiness to learn!
Note: Since we’ll be working outdoors, what we are able to do during the day is very weather-dependent. Weather conditions may make it necessary to vary the itinerary.