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 of the basic principals of camera exposure in digital or analog photography.
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. Course tutors Mella Travers, Louis Haugh & Mandy O’Neill work alongside students to elevate their practice to the highest possible level through classes, one-to-one tutorials, group critique sessions and technical workshops. At the beginning of the course for the first few classes students will attend a lecture in photographic theory and practice, do a recap on basic/intermediate photography skills and look at the rules of composition – and how to break them. And be introduced to Adobe Lightroom workflow.
The course runs over a three to four month period and is made up of eight evening classes and six full day’s classes. Throughout these months, students will participate in different workshops; Portrait and landscape photography, large and medium format cameras, film processing/black and white printing, studio lighting, fill in flash, scanning negatives, and digital printing. Advanced post-production using Adobe Lightroom and an introduction to Photoshop will also be covered. As well as continuous group critique sessions and one-on-one tutorials.
The course takes into consideration participants work schedules and the tutors are respectively flexible in arranging workshops and tutorials.