Start creating on this beginners photography course, in Berkhamsted.
Discover what you can do with your camera, learning a few simple techniques and take more creative pictures.
Photographing in black and white, see how to simply use natural light and shadow to help shape and improve your photographs. A short walk to the church looking at composition, shape and form. Then a quick stop for lunch (please bring something with you).
Finally you'll learn how to alter the aperture to get a fuzzy background when photographing people and improve your understanding of photography.
Black and White
Apertures and Shallow Depth of Field
Natural Lighting and Shadows
0945 Meet for coffee
1000 Using Natural Light
1100 Shapes and Form
1230 Lunch (please bring your own)
1300 People and Fuzzy Backgrounds
Full Frame or Cropped, with a lens focal length covering at least 18-135mm either. This can comprise two lenses typically 18-55mm and 70-300mm.
Micro Four Thirds Cameras
A lens focal length covering at least 14-140mm. With two lenses they are typically 14-42mm and 45-200mm.
Macro Lens or extention tubes will be useful
ND Grad Filters
Flashgun: Speedlite or Speedlights
Sun Position Finder
A really useful webpage for landscape and architectural photographers. Put in the postcode or location of where you want to photograph and check where the sun will be at specific time. www.suncalc.net
To secure your place on this course, please click the blue ‘Book on Course’ button on the bottom left hand side of this page to add the course to your basket.
Costs are incurred when we run our training courses and for this reason we are unable to offer any refund in the event of your non-attendance on the day of the course you have purchased. This is irrespective of your circumstances or reasons. If we receive notice one month before the date of your course that you unable to attend and we are able to fill your place then we will issue a credit note for an alternative course. If you are unable to attend with six months of the course date we will issue no further credit notes.
We reserve the right to remove, cancel or alter the date of any of our training courses, we will inform you of alternative dates and depending on the circumstances of the cancellation issue a full refund or credit note for a similar course.
If the course is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions we will offer another date for the course or a credit note for a similar course.
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Although every care will be provided by YellowMelen and Philip Richardson, no responsibility will be accepted for any indirect loss or damage caused to your equipment. As the client you will need adequate insurance against the loss or damage of your equipment.
You will need to provide your own food on the training days as MelenCourses does not offer this facility. When we are on location there will be a break for lunch near cafes and restaurants and you are more than welcome to bring your own food.
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