Darts Farm

Topsham, Devon
EX3 0QH
Tel: 01392 878 200
Email: info@dartsfarm.co.uk

Adrian Oakes

Photography Course

Adrian Oakes Photography Course, Autumn 2021

capturing landscapes, people and nature

Event tags:
Date: 4 Oct, 2021 18:30PM
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cost: £120.00

Over this 6 week course, well known Devon Landscape photographer, Adrian Oakes, will take you on a wonderful photographic voyage, teaching you the basics, from learning about the different settings on your camera, through to shooting landscapes, people and animals. 

All you need is your camera, instruction manual, an empty memory card and a tripod (if you have one)!*

Adrian is well known for his relaxed and intuitive teaching style that encourages the natural eye for a photo, whilst sharing the necessary technical knowledge. More of Adrian's work can be seen at www.adrianoakes.co.uk

6 week course timetable

Monday 4th October 6:30pm - 9pm
Monday 11th October 6:30pm - 9pm
Monday 18th October 6:30pm - 9pm
Monday 25th October 6:30pm - 9pm
Monday 1st November 6:30pm - 9pm
Monday 8th November 6:30pm - 9pm

*PLEASE NOTE,  THE COURSE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CAMERAS THAT DO NOT SHOOT IN RAW OR DONT HAVE APERTURE PRIORITY AND MANUAL MODES


Course Itinerary ...

Week 1: Introduction to digital photography 
Example images 
Your cameras: Familiarity, settings and modes 
Building a stable working foundation 
Correct handholding technique 
Avoiding camera shake 
Focusing and recomposing 
Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6 

Week 2: How to take a great photo 
Locating a great shot 
Focussing Composition and balance Rule of thirds 
Layers, space and light as subject 
Using light correctly 
Depth of field and apertures 
Symmetry Lead in, eye-line and perspective 
Foreground interest 
Avoiding cliché 
Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6 

Week 3: Understanding the limits of your camera 
Exposure compensation 
Bracketing Dynamic range limitations explained and integration through post processing 
Colour harmony 
Using filters 
Shooting in low light 
The magic hours 
Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6 

Week 4: Landscapes and Panoramas 
Panoramics 
Mastering live view 
Using the ‘Manual Mode’ 
Tripod use 
Long exposures and the effects of shutter speeds 
Reflections 
Understanding RAW 
Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6 

Week 5: Outdoor practical landscape session 
Photographing people. 
Post processing tuition using Adobe Elements and CS6 

Week 6: Course refresher and post processing tuition 
Outdoor session 
Question and answer session 
Kit buying advice 
Post processing tuition session using Adobe Elements and CS6 
Photographers are invited to bring a laptop (Adobe Elements or Photoshop needed), however bringing a laptop is not compulsory. 


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