EIGHT 3-hour sessions completed over EIGHT weeks
Light is the raw ingredient of every photograph. Having a good understanding of how light behaves and how to use it in a way that best suits your photographs can add a whole new dimension to your images. The DSLR 2 course is built around a foundation of understanding light and how to work with it. Starting from the general characteristics of available light, and covering topics such as light painting, flash and lighting for challenging subjects, the course teaches a variety of easily accessible approaches to lighting your photographs. Each week’s session includes a practical demonstration on how to implement a specific approach to lighting. The weekly projects will pair these approaches with appropriate photographic genres.
DSLR 2 is presented in weekly sessions of 3 hours each, over a period of 8 weeks. Sessions include presentations by lecturers and students, a supervised practical shoot around the topic of discussion, slideshows and critiques. Students are also expected to complete a number of practical assignments in response to a project brief.
To do this course you need a digital SLR camera with a solid knowledge of camera techniques. A basic understanding of digital imaging workflow would be useful. A tripod is recommended and an external flash would be useful but is not necessary.
R3 400 (includes tuition and lecture notes). Students are expected to bear their own printing costs.