Simon Bond Photography

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This is a more advanced photography course aimed at those who want to push there photography onto the next level. It’s expected that you should know you’re way around a dSLR camera, if not it’s advised that you attend my beginners course prior to this one. This course is run over 2 days and notes will be provided during the course.

What will I learn?

Through a series of techniques we’ll look at how toy get more creative images without the need to resort to photoshop. This course is aimed at pushing the limits of a camera, and although I’ll be showing you techniques and how they work I’ll be encouraging you to make your own ideas in collaboration with your peers.

  1. 1.Learn how refraction works in photography, and how this can be utilised.

  2. 2.Learn about using limited light in photography to highlight a subject.

  3. 3.Find out the best places to try silhouettes in photography

  4. 4.See how the moment of capture can make all the difference to a frame. Start training your eye to see the potential in a scene for this type of photo.

  5. 5.Discover bokeh and how a shallow depth of field can be used in photography.

  6. 6.Take a look at colour contrast and how it this can produce eye popping images.

  7. 7.See how off camera flash can be used to enhance a photo from detail to food photography

  8. 8.Use panning to give your photos a dynamic edge.

  9. 9.Photography is the art of subtraction, see where and when to use minimalism in a composition.

  10. 10.Learn about filters and how these can be used for landscape and daytime long exposure.

What equipment should I bring?

This course requires you to bring a camera and a few other pieces of equipment to get the full value from this course. There are some items I’ll provide you with for practicing, but below is a list of items you’ll need to bring.

  1. 1.A dSLR camera or a hybrid dSLR camera that allows control of aperture and shutter speed. It would be best if the lens you have can have a filter mounted to it.

  2. 2.A fast lens with an aperture below f2, a tripod. These are optional but any filters you might have, extra lens and a flashgun.

  3. 3.A fully charged battery, and one spare battery just in case

  4. 4.A pen and notepad to take notes

  5. 5.A coat for you and a plastic bag to protect your camera, in case it rains.

How much does this cost?

This advance course in photography will cost £100 per person, with the course limited to 8 people. You’ll need to check the schedule to see when this course is available, and in which area. Once you have made your decision to book this course you can do so by contacting me.

Where will the course take place?

Information to come