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, watch youtube videos, but nothing will help you as much as a 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!
The digital camera photography course that Jason ran was absolutely great. I learnt so much on the day. The content was really interesting and was backed up by great and fascinating practical examples.
Hi Aga, just a small email to thank you for such a wonderful day and course.
Even though it was only a few hours long, you packed so much vital and interesting information in.
I found the course really guided me and I took notes afterwards to remind me of the key elements that I found most helpful to me.
I look forward to booking another course with you soon.
You are a great tutor, thank you. All my best wishes and thanks, Damian
Damian Lakin-Hall, Canon 5D MK III
My Creative Practice class was great! At the beginning we had a refresher about the manual mode and Aga answered all our questions, then we went to the park to practice.
Aga kept a good balance between the amount of theory, showing us new techniques, and helping with things were all struggling with or wanted to know.
I think it was a perfect follow-up to the beginner course I took a few weeks ago.
Emily Rees, Nikon D5300
I really enjoyed my Creative Practice workshop. It was a great location with plenty to photograph, good amount of theory and practical exercises.
I’ve already done the beginners and intermediate classes, so wan’t sure if I will learn something new, but it was great. I’m really happy, especailly from all the practice. Small group (4) was a bonus!
Rebecca Hall, Fujifilm X-T2
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.
What to bring and camera suitability:
All DSLR, mirrorless compact systems and bridge cameras are suitable as long as they allow full manual control by selecting M on mode dial or through the camera menu. You will also need a tripod.
As long as you are able to control the aperture, shutter speeds and ISO – you will enjoy your course! All the technical aspects of photography we will be talking about and the practical exercises will be relevant.
All mirrorless cameras from Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Nikon, Canon etc.. are very welcome 🙂
If you’d like to double check your camera suitability before making a booking, please just give us a call on 020 8947 8118, or email [email protected]
We offer free camera and lenses hire for the duration of the course. Tripods hire is £5.