Upcoming Digital courses for 2017

DSP01 – Introduction to Digital Photography

September / October Courses
Sept: Monday’s 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th. / Oct: Monday’s 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

You will learn to get the most out of your digital SLR camera with this comprehensive introductory photography course. We will take you through the fundamentals of manual photography – shutter speeds, aperture, ISO. We will look at the advanced shooting modes and file settings that will give you the best results. You will also learn the advantages of shooting in raw, and will receive a step-by-step introduction to digital darkroom techniques for processing your digital photographs.
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DSP02 – Intermediate Digital Photography and Post Production

September / October Courses 2017
Sept: Wed 6th, Thur 7th, Wed 13th, Thur 21st, Wed 27th – Oct: Wed 4th

This is an intermediate course for those with a basic knowledge of digital photography who would like to take their skills further.
Taking up from where the Introduction to Digital Photography course left off, students will build upon their experience of taking photographs and will learn how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to get the most from their images. By developing a professional workflow, participants will learn to organise and process raw files for output for print and for web. Each student will work towards a self-directed creative or professional work brief, each participant will learn the skills of applied digital photography and develop the technical and artistic proficiency to realise their ideas through critical engagement and support.

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DSPO3 – Adobe Photoshop Creative Course

September 2017
Course Dates: Tuesday’s: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

This four-week course introduces students to Adobe’s powerful and extremely versatile software; Photoshop. Suitable for both photographers and artists alike, students will learn in a creative and fun environment different methods and techniques used to enhance, alter and change their image. Beginning with the basics, students will build a solid knowledge of the software’s tools and how to use them in non-destructive ways to edit their photographs. 
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DSP04 – Lightroom Crash Course

Course 2017  
Course Date: Thursday 27th July
This 3HR workshop, is a crash course in Adobe Lightroom. You will learn a tried and tested workflow that covers; importing & organising your files, making batch edits, custom edits and exporting your images with different requirements ie; web, print, press etc… We will also touch on incorporating Adobe Photoshop into your workflow for more advanced edits. No previous knowledge of the software is required.

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APFD01 – Art of Photography

Next Course 2017,
Course runs over 3 – 4 months for 7 Thursday
Course will be starting in September

The Art of Photography is a mentorship based course aimed at those who want to advance their photography skills, pursue a certain project or create a photographic portfolio to showcase their work. The course is suitable for people with a good understanding in the basic principals of camera exposure in digital or analogue.

The course provides students with the technical skills, facilities and creative environment to explore and develop their ideas to produce a substantial body of work, be it for an exhibition or portfolio. Throughout the three months, students will enroll in different workshops, chosen from; large format/medium format cameras, film processing/Black and white printing, studio lighting, fill in flash, scanning negatives and digital printing, Post production using lightroom and Photoshop. Read more…

APD03 – Street Photography

April course 2017
Course Dates: Thursday April 20th, Saturday 22nd, Thursday 27th

This course is for all of those who are interested in Street Photography using either digital or film cameras. It is aimed at all those who wish to shoot urban scenes and everyday life on the streets of Dublin. You will learn the best camera settings for different lighting conditions, focusing techniques, tips on composition and much more! You will learn the secrets of a great street photograph. The course will be held in the studio as well as off site location around dublin. Taught by the experienced and renowned Photographer Esther Moliné
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IPC01 – Intermediate Portrait Photography

Course 2017
Course Dates: Saturday July 22nd

This course is suitable for photographers who have an understanding of there camera settings and can shoot on the manual setting, who want to learn and understand portrait Photography. This course will provide you with the skills to take a great portrait through demonstrations and hands on shooting. Students will learn about the challenges and joys of taking a portrait. Investigate different styles of portrait photography from the candid shot to the more formal shoot.
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IPC02 – Advanced Portrait Photography

September Course 2017
Course Dates: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th

This Advanced Class is for those experienced and professional photographers who want to learn portrait photography or just want to enhance their skills.
We as the photographer bring ourselves into every image we take; be it landscape, documentary or portrait. It is what makes an image of the same scene unique to each photographer. In turn the viewer brings in their own visual experience when they view an image.
In a portrait, when a subject is in front of a camera their expression changes continuously, it is us as the photographer to chooses the moment in which we decide to click the shutter and capture that unique essence of the subject. Lighting can create a mood, evoke drama or quietness. It can be soft and hard and it can change the shape of someone’s face, the same with the lens that you use. The relationship of you and the sitter is paramount to the success of every shoot.
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