Village Studios Bexley and surrounding locations is where the course is being run.
Date: 25th September
Level: Beginner/Intermediate – A sound knowledge of camera operation and shutter speed and aperture is required.
Tutor: Andrew Appleton
Duration: 1 day, 10.00am to 5.00pm
Models: Cassie McDowell aka whosthatgirl
Cost: £99 per person (Special price until end of 2011)
Maximum number: 6
Overview of course:
The first of a 3 part course on how to photograph people in the studio. The format of the courses is a hands-on workshop with classroom sessions in the morning and practical photo shoots in the afternoon. It is recommended that part one is covered before parts two and three, however, the courses are designed so that part 3 can be completed before part two. As well as covering the technical aspects of studio photography we also explore how to interact with your model to get the best images. In part one we start with studio flash, looking at shutter sync speeds, the best method of triggering flash units, the effects that different modifiers have, how light to subject distance affects the light quality and some classic lighting set-ups. We also cover how to choose the right lens and the best angle and height for different for different shots and how to use reflectors and flags to both add and remove light. The majority of what we study during the day only requires one light meaning that you can go away and practice with very limited equipment. After this one day workshop you should be able to confidently work with both inexperienced and experienced models in a photographic studio and achieve a variety of different moods and effects.
Students are encouraged to submit work for critique after the workshop. Refreshments are provided including a light lunch, please advise us in advance of any special dietary requirements.
Digital SLR of any make, please advise if you are a Sony Alpha user.
At least one lens that covers 35mm to 150mm on a full frame sensor, but bring your kit bag
Pen and Notepad
To book a place follow this link http://www.andrewappleton.com/?page_id=1903
What previous students have said about this course: ‘As a complete beginner when it comes to Photography and studio work, I was very much of an open mind when it came to attending the beginners course to Studio Flash Photography. However, with Andrew Appleton’s patient instruction and the excellent facilities available, the pace of the course was set precisely right for my level. I learnt many things which I would not have even considered and realised a whole new world opening up for me. The course started by covering the technical side which was key to getting the right picture in the afternoon session and was surprisingly interesting considering it was based on Physics!! The afternoon session which involved working with a professional model is not something many people would ordinarily have the opportunity to do, especially with one who had so much enthusiasm whilst having bundles of patience. I am very pleased with what I have learnt and the pictures I took will compliment my portfolio perfectly. I was made to feel very comfortable and the group size was just right so it made the day much more involved. I would thoroughly recommend this for anyone with an interest in learning Studio Photography and would definitely attend further courses hosted by Andrew Appleton/Village Studios. The only downside for the day would be it had to end!’