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An Introduction to Digital Photography

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2pm - 4pm

6pm - 8pm

Summer 2019 term started on:
Monday, 29th April 2019
You may still be able to join this term, please enquire for further details

£80 for 10 weeks
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A practical introduction to digital photography, designed to give you the confidence to shoot great images.

About the course

You don’t need to use your camera on ‘auto’ all the time! This course is a practical introduction to digital photography designed to give you confidence to shoot great images.

You will learn how to get the best out of your camera while shooting in manual mode.

This will conclude with a piece of your work printed and mounted for a small charge

About the Tutor

Simon’s interest in Photography started at an early age. He received his first SLR Pentax MX camera (which he still has) in 1983 at the age of 14. Simon recalls, ‘I didn’t have a clue as to what I was doing and I don’t remember taking one decent shot. As teenagers do, I soon lost interest’. On reflection, the attraction to photography was probably more to do with the technology than capturing images, as 95% of the time the camera did not contain a film.

In 2010 Simon was diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease. PD is a neurological degenerative condition that has no cure. His diagnosis changed everything for him. He describes post diagnosis as being ‘left in an unfamiliar world’. He soon realised that he better become familiar with this new world as there was no going back.

Simon has made the best of his life since diagnosis and this new world has led to cycle rides, paddling in canoes, wild camping with some great friends. However, as the condition has progressed some activities have become very difficult. With a little encouragement from some close friends, Simon rediscovered photography.

Simon has a love of all styles of photography and he is currently experimenting with painting with light.

Upcoming An Introduction to Digital Photography Sessions

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