Enrol in Photography - Technically Minded but Artistically Inclined
Course Code: ARTS2017
This course is not suitable for beginners. A good working familiarity with your camera's menu and function settings is required. Prior to registering please refer to the material list regarding equipment requirements and suitability.
Being an artist isn't just about creativity; it's also about possessing the technical know-how to express it. As a photographer, that means understanding more than just what your basic camera settings do. Photography is an inherently technical medium - especially digital. Go beyond the simple considerations of depth-of-field, low-light, or action shooting to gain an intimate familiarity with the technical capabilities and limitations of the medium, your equipment, and various modes of expression (so you may then proceed to forget about it and get on with taking great photos). Whether you shoot landscapes, people, abstracts, or kittens, learn how the technical choices you make will affect your art and help you to develop a critical eye, making you a better photographer. Instruction will consist of a combination of theory, practice, and evaluation on various principles and techniques. Post-processing of your photos is not included. Emphasis will be on better in-camera results. Principles taught in this course apply equally to shooting film but film cameras will not be suitable in class because instant feedback is required for evaluation. Instruction is suitable for intermediate-to-advanced photographers.