This practical, hands-on course taught by photographer Myles Shelly will introduce beginners to digital photography and how to get the most out of their Digital SLR cameras.
You will get an introduction to your camera’s semi manual and manual controls and will get to know the potential of your camera, basic camera functions and exposure. This course will also enable you to apply a practical and theoretical knowledge to help you use a digital camera effectively and creatively.
You will be given the chance to shoot in the streets around the gallery. The course tutor will set up both portrait and street scape shots and will assist with the settings on your camera, angles and natural lighting. This will be followed by a review of your work with the course tutor.
– How to work your camera in semi manual and full manual modes
– How to use ISO, shutter speed and aperture to get the correct exposure
– What white balance and metering settings to use in various situations
– File formats (RAW + JPEG) explained
– Overview of focusing, flash, lenses and filters
– Composition: what makes your images interesting and how to achieve creative camera effects.
Myles Shelly is a photographer based in Dublin. Born in Waterford in 1983 he studied for a BA in Fine Art at the Limerick School of Art and for an MFA in fine art photography at the University of Ulster. He works on a diverse range of commissions in portraiture, lifestyle, architecture, and video. Recent clients include the Telegraph Magazine, The National Concert Hall, Trinity College, Mini Cooper, Guinness and The Abbey Theatre. He also works on long term personal projects and has shown works at the RHA and RUA annual exhibitions and Eva International. His work is held in several private collections, and he will release his first self-published booklet later this year.