The Art of Everyday Photography Online Course
Just a quick blog post this morning to remind you about our online course - The Art of Everyday Photography - which starts on Monday 20th February. We hope that the breakdown of the course will inspire you to join us!
The Art of Everyday Photography – Take your photography to the next level.
I love taking photographs everyday. I always have a camera with me (even if it is ‘only’ my phone) wherever I go, and I am sure many of you are exactly the same.
Perhaps you have a camera, but don’t quite know how to get the best from it, or maybe you want to document your everyday life with your camera phone. There are so many reasons to fall in love with photography, and I hope this course will help you achieve a little bit of magic everyday with your camera.
I mainly shoot digital pictures using one of four cameras (my Nikon D90, Fujifilm X100, Fujifilm XE-1 and Fujifilm X30), but I have recently completely fallen in love with film photography and have started to collect older film cameras too. It’s becoming tricky to resist buying little gems at car boot sales and I’ve devoted a whole year to shooting film on my personal blog.
I also use my iPhone camera, and upload pictures super easily to social media via Instagram (I’ll cover apps and things in more depth in Week 5)
The course week by week:
So now I have introduced you to the cameras I will be using throughout this course, let’s look at what you can expect from the next 5 weeks together.
In Week 1 I want to introduce you to some compositional elements of a photograph. There are certain ‘rules’ which tend to make an engaging image – but remember that rules are there to be broken occasionally! These will include lessons on The Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines and Positive and Negative Space.
Week 2 I will talk about perspective and colour. Colour, textures and patterns can play a big part in photography and a tiny bit of colour theory could help you to understand this. I also want you to think about perspective – this can help you to narrate your photography and tell the story that you want to.
In week 3 I will touch on the lighting of a photograph. How do different times of the day affect your photography? What about taking photographs indoors? We will also look at how the light can affect the mood or feel of an image.
Week 4 telling your stories in photography. You might find that you would like to share your photography online – perhaps on a blog or via social media platforms – and it is useful to be able to tell a story through your photographs. We will look at different types of shots which can help you to do this and also ways of presenting images together to tell a story.
In the final week I’d like to share some editing tips with you. Don’t panic – this is not as scary as it seems! Editing can be as simple as an Instagram filter, or as in depth as computer editing software such as Photoshop. This week is not meant to be a technical one, more an overview of what you could achieve if you choose to edit your photographs.
During our five weeks together, I will send out emails each day Monday to Friday.
Monday will introduce the topic of the week to you, Tuesday and Wednesday will be more in depth lessons so you can get to grips with different elements of your photography. On Thursdays I will share a slideshow of images with you so you can get a real sense of the topic of the week, and I will send you some creative exercises for the weekend on a Friday.
I will also set up a private Facebook group so you can all get to know each other and share some of your wonderful images with the class.
I’m so excited to be able to go on this photographic adventure with you. I hope you are all packed and ready for the off. Let’s begin!
If you are interested in joining us for the course, you can find more information on the Online Course page on the website - there is an FAQ section and details on how to sign up.