Workshops & Courses
Get to Know Your DSLR
Sat 14 Jan, 10.30-17.30
Get to Know Your DSLR
Are you most comfortable using your digital SLR on automatic?
This practical one-day workshop is for individuals who want to expand their knowledge and potential of their digital SLR camera. Through class discussions and practical tasks, basic camera functions are explained: camera modes, controlling exposure and depth of field, ISO and white balance. In addition, it also provides an overview of artistic techniques, including composition and framing as well as utilising motion, blurring and depth of field.
This course is aimed at complete beginners, photography enthusiasts and those who want to refresh their knowledge.
"Thanks for a really excellent day in which you made us feel more at home with our SLRs. A great combination of simple clear instructions and tasks, and explanations with a depth of knowledge behind them." - Digital SLR workshop participant, 2014
Led by Edward Thompson, a British photographer, artist and lecturer. His own photographic work has focused on various subjects over the years from covering environmental issues, socio-political movements, subcultures and the consequences of war.
He developed a distinctive style from an early apprenticeship with the Russian photographer Sergey Chilikov, whom he met at the Arles Photography Festival in 2002. That summer he stayed with Sergey in Paris and learnt the value of shooting everyday life, Sergeys friend, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, told him how the everyday can allow you to touch at something great.
His documentary photo-essays have been published in international magazines including National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek Japan, Greenpeace Magazine, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, BBC, CNN and The Sunday Times Magazine.
His work has been exhibited at Christies, Somerset House and Four Corners Gallery (London) and shown as part of photography festivals in Arles (France), Tampere (Finland), Zingst (Germany) & London (U.K)
He has lectured on photography at the V&A Museum, The Photographers Gallery, The Bishopsgate Institute, L.C.C, The University of Falmouth, The University of Northampton and The University of East London. He speaks regularly on photography on television, radio and online, including on Al Jazeera News and the BBC World Service.
He has published The Unseen: An Atlas of Infrared Plates and founded The School of Punktum for skint and talented photographers.
£120 / £95 concs, booking essential, limited to 10 participants.