First Steps in Photography
Saturday 25 March & Saturday 22 April, 10am-3:30pm
Join photographer Alan Law and learn how to use your digital SLR/bridge camera to its maximum potential.
Choice of one or two workshops - £80 each or £150 for both. Please note - the second workshop builds on the foundations established in the first workshop so it is only suitable for anyone who already has a good understanding of camera basics.
In these workshops, you will learn the aspects of composition, techniques, aesthetics and develop an appreciation of the work of well-known photographers and how it can relate to your own style. You will also gain an understanding of the how, why, when, where and what in relation to the Art of Photography.
The workshops will begin in the "classroom" and will also involve working in and around the local environment outside, "on location", to capture the beauty of nature (weather permitting). You will focus on using your new found knowledge to photograph landscapes and nature (looking at close-up photography), amongst other things.
Ideally, you will have a digital SLR/bridge camera with manual mode and have a basic knowledge of your camera's layout.
What you will need:
- laptop (or similar device) will be useful to upload your photographs and learn how to perform simple editing tasks to enhance finished images
- there will be a lunch-break so do bring your own food/snacks to have during the break
Meet the tutor:
With over fifty years experience as student, teacher and professional photographer, Alan Law has a wealth of experience in the art of photography.
Alan has had work published both abroad and locally, and his last solo exhibition "Where's My Camera? " achieved excellent reviews and led to a self-published book. Alan has successfully taught workshops in Gloucester, Stroud, Wotton and here at Kingshill House Creative Centre on several occasions; where he co- founded Kingshill PHOTOGROUP and hosted regular meetings, continuing virtually throughout lockdown.
Alan has recently returned to live in Dursley after spending 30 years abroad, and enjoys photographing the beauty of the Cotswolds in his spare time.