The Art of Photography is a mentorship-based course aimed at those who want to advance their photography skills, pursue a certain project or create a photographic portfolio to showcase their work. The course is suitable for people with a good understanding in the basic principals of camera exposure in digital or analogue photography.
The course provides students with the technical skills, facilities and creative environment to explore and develop their ideas to produce a substantial body of work be it for an exhibition or portfolio. Course tutors Mella Travers, Louis Haugh and Mandy O’Neill work alongside students to elevate their practice to the highest possible level through classes, one-to-one tutorials, group critique sessions and technical workshops. At the beginning of the course for the first few classes students will attend a lecture in photographic theory and practice, do a recap on basic/intermediate photography skills and look at the rules of composition – and how to break them. And be introduced to Adobe Lightroom workflow.
The course runs over a six month’s period, with 93 contact hours, it is made up of twelve evening classes and ten full day’s classes. Throughout these months, students will participate in different workshops; Portrait and landscape photography, medium and large format cameras, film processing/black and white printing, studio lighting, fill in flash, scanning negatives and digital printing. Advanced post-production using Adobe Lightroom and an introduction to Photoshop will also be covered. As well as continuous group critique sessions and one-on-one tutorials. The course will end with a group exhibition.
Times: runs for 6 months
Location: The Darkroom, 32 North Brunswick Street Stoneybatter Dublin 7