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3 day Introductory Digital Photographic course based in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. South West Scotland.

Learn how to create better photographs, with your digital camera, from a lifelong professional photographer. You will be based in a working studio using all the equipment and facilities along with shooting at local locations. You will be encouraged to be more creative in your approach to the work. The emphasis will be on how to get the most out of your digital camera using natural and artificial lights.

You will be staying at Bank House Bed and Breakfast, where the course will be based in the studio on the ground floor. There will be a maximum of 6 students per course to ensure full attention at all times. The cost is a special offer for 2017 at £300 per student per 3 day course plus B&B accommodation. ( Dinner is not provided but there are a choice of restaurants near by). Please see www.bankhousethornhill.co.uk  for details. The course will be available to non residents but priority will be given to students staying at Bank House. No smoking or pets in the house.  Card payment not available.   
 
Day One

       
  • 9 am         Welcome and introduction. Studio Classroom. Composition,  Composing your photographs. White Balance and Shutter Speeds, using the correct settings.
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  • 11 am         Coffee then to Location ( dependent upon weather ),  Putting into practice what you have learnt. 
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  • 1 pm           Break for lunch.
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  • 2 pm           Locations ( dependent upon weather ) outside location and interior.
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  • 4 pm           Return to the studio. Introduction to the computers. Download the days shots,  file and store.
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While on location you are asked to collect props for a small studio still life shot on day 2 ( alternatively bring props with you or select from our props cupboard )


Day Two

       
  • 9 am           Studio Classroom,  Aperture combined with shutter speed, how to use these creatively.  ISO and Resolution. Computers,  access your files, open photographs in Photoshop and introduction to Tools, Adjustments, cropping and saving.
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  • 11 am         Coffee,  Re cap. White Balance and demo with studio lights on a small simple still life. All students then shoot a still life using their chosen props and studio lights (  Flash or Tungsten ).  Students shoot one by one whilst the others work on computers.
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  • 1 pm           Light lunch ( provided ).
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  • 2 pm           Students continue to shoot one by one while the others work on computers.
  • Continue in studio until all students have shot and downloaded onto their computer.      

 
Day Three

       
  • 9 am             Local location
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  • 11 am           Coffee. Computers. Download shoot. Guidance through more tools, adjustments and file formats.
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  • 1 pm             Light Lunch ( provided )
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  • 2 pm - finish.    Computers. continue with work in progress. Prepare photograph for print. Each print an A4 of favourite shot and burn your work onto a CD to take home.
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  • Q and A session.
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Location shoots are dependent on the weather and the timetable may have to be changed accordingly. It is advised that students take their own notes although some handouts will be available.

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