When is the ‘correct’ exposure not the RIGHT one and why is my camera confused?
How do you capture genuine emotion and NOT just fake smiles?
How to make your light AND SHADOWS work for you?
What makes a ‘strong image’ and how do I begin to get them more consistently?
Those are just a few questions you’ll find the answers to in our Level 2 course – Advanced Photography for Parents. You will love this course if you want to keep growing your photographic eye, truly control your camera and start making your photos reflect who you are and who your family are. This is the course where your photography really picks up the pace. We will support and challenge you to help you find your own voice in photography.
Private Support forum and a private Facebook group
Personal video feedback on your images
Weekly online Live Q&A class ( evenings, after 8.30pm)
Camera with manual settings (DSLR, Bridge or mirrorless)
General knowledge of camera exposure and ability to shoot in priority modes
Having completed our Level 1 Fundamentals course ideal but not required
Willingness to spend between 2-4h per week practicicing your photography
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Module 1 - Getting started in manual
First steps into shooting in full manual – understanding your exposure and metering, finding correct exposure for your subject, handling over and under exposure and adjusting your settings without even taking your camera away from your eyes.
Module 2 - more on manual exposure
Learning when the ‘correct’ exposure is not the “right exposure”, understanding and interpreting your histograms, learning how your environment can help you get the right exposure even in tricky light, dealing with challenging light situations.
Module 3 - Creative composition
Learning what makes a strong image and learning to create your own, consistently, with the help of our advanced composition techniques – beyond the rule of thirds. Visual storytelling and creating connection to create images which go beyond just pretty.
Module 4 - capturing emotions
Learning how to capture genuine connection with your subject and their true emotions – whether happy or mad! Going beyond the smiles or frowny faces to portray your children’s true selves and capturing the moment. Using body language and other creative means – from colour theory, editing style and more!
Module 5 - exploring Light
Making the most of light around you and finding your best light anywhere – inside or out. Learning to ‘read’ the light in photographs and seeing the light potential of any location. Understanding shadows and how you can use them to make your subject stand out. Introduction to shooting with Flash.
Module 6 - discovering your creative self
Exploring various photographic styles and conventions. Learning to recognise your own strengths and weaknesses and taking steps to grow further. Bonus creative exercises to take you out if your rut and help you continue to grow your photography.