Creative Photography Practice – Night
Photography is a skill that needs practice and experimentation. If you want to improve, like in every other discipline, you’ll need to work on it!
You can read countless books, and watch youtube videos, but nothing will help you as much as guided practice and instant feedback on what you might be doing wrong.
Our Creative Photography Practice sessions are highly effective workshops that we recommend to all photography enthusiasts looking to enhance their technical and creative skills and as an immediate follow-up for everyone who attended our beginner courses.
Develop your photographer’s eye, learn fantastic techniques and start using your camera more creatively at night!
Great Photography Experience!
This 3 hours highly practical workshop takes place around the South Bank in central London.
You will have an opportunity to experiment with such techniques as depth of field control, shutter speeds control and composition. The workshop will also focus on light; its properties and characteristics and how these impact on successful photography.
Theory and Science
- Reminder of the “Exposure Triangle”
- What is the exposure triangle and how does it relate to photography?
- How do camera settings: aperture, shutter speed and ISO influence exposure?
- How to make your pictures more visually attractive and what mistakes to avoid?
- Simple concepts and rules that can dramatically improve your photography – “rule of thirds”, “leading lines”, “symmetry”, “filling the frame”.
- Why lighting is one of the most important factors in creating a successful image?
- How to take advantage of the unique properties of a particular time of evening/night and the weather (rain/wind), to give your images more impact?
Putting it all into Practice
- Creative use of shutter speeds
- What are the relative speeds of things and people, and how this can relate creatively to different shutter speeds on your camera?
- How to freeze motion or use blur effect creatively in your pictures?
- How aperture size and distance from the subject relates to controlling the depth of field for creative purposes?
- How to use aperture for the maximum sharpness or beautiful bokeh effect?
- Creative Techniques – Painting with Light
- Capturing light trails
- Panning technique
- Zoom burst
- Forced bokeh
What to expect on the day?
The course is a stimulating combination of presentations, practice and discussions.
During the first part of the course, our tutor will cover the technical aspects of photography and composition techniques. (30mins)
Next will be a guided practice along the Southbank, image revision and individual feedback. (2h 30mins)
It is assumed that those attending will have a basic knowledge of photography and have an understanding of aperture, shutter speeds and exposure, or have already attended our Beginners DSLR, Intensive DSLR or The Art of Travel Photography courses.