Please note: of this course is available in a real life and a hybrid version. Check details to learn what this means.
Are you occasionally intimidated by the endless possibilities of your camera? Then this course is perfect for you!
What will you be doing?
This course is intended for beginning photographers. You will learn how to handle your camera so that it no longer holds any secrets and we will discuss in detail the basics of the technique: light, exposure time, aperture, ISO, motion blur, depth of field, composition and image editing.
During the lessons you will be given specific assignments to master everything and we do this both indoors and outdoors. Photography is, of course, more than just mastering the technique. That”s why we also ask ourselves what makes a photo a good one and how you can take it yourself. We do this by, for example, looking at the work of other photographers and letting ourselves be inspired by it.
You will also learn the basics of image editing: how to save a file, how to make corrections with regard to color, contrast etc..
The courses of Mathijs, Sander, Nancy and Marzia are during the day and give you the opportunity to go outside and work in the light. But for the evening courses you can also photograph outside.
Course(s) April/May start online
The April/May courses will start online and will be taught online for an unknown number of classes. As soon as lessons can take place at CREA again, real life courses will switch to lessons in the CREA building. For the duration that the course is taught online, the teacher describes the course as follows:
Online courses by Marc: The online class is different from a class in CREA, but I will do everything I can to inspire you, teach you the technique and also make it a fun class. In the online class we will start together in Meet, we will discuss your photos, I will explain the photo technique, I will show your photos and you ask questions. Every week there will be a photo assignment. You will post the results in our private Facebook group and then you will vote for the winner. There are prizes to be won every week! During the lesson I will also give short assignments to investigate your camera, based on the photographic technique that is discussed. For inspiration we will watch documentaries about photographers. It is important that you have access to a computer where you can upload your photos and edit them. If you do not have Photoshop or Lightroom I will offer free alternatives.
Online courses by Marzia: My online classes will be held on a collective Zoom-meeting. You only need a computer with a webcam and mic and of course your camera. Every week I will lectures on photography techniques. Then, through the artwork of historical and contemporary photographer (photographer of the week) we will explore methods and aesthetics. During the lesson there will be time to investigate your camera and discover what many of the buttons on the camera are there for. So to be able to apply right away the techniques just exposed. Based on the photographer of the week, there will be a photo assignments to realise home. To discuss and comment the on your photos you will have to send me the assignment via WeTransfer. I will show some editing techniques both on Photoshop and Lightroom. If you do not have them I will offer you free alternatives.
Online courses by Sander: The last 3 course blocks I gave were partly in person and partly online. The course participants learnt a lot about their camera and lenses and how to use the photography techniques that were discussed. This time, it will be no different. Each week, there are specific assignments during the lessons and also as ‘homework’, linked to what has just been discussed. Via ZOOM, I will send you an invite you every week, just before the lesson and we will get together for instruction, to share experiences and especially to see and discuss each other’s images. Sometimes someone will bring up or show a photo book, which can give rise to new input in the lessons.?Selecting and editing images is done on your own computer at home and when we are allowed to physically go into CREA again, there will be a photo studio and a classroom with computers waiting for us, so we can also work with Photoshop for the final touches.