Unit Z4 55A 91 Brick Lane
E1 6QL
(0)20 8533 5362
Holger Pooten

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Complete Foundation Photography Course

Level: Beginners
Duration: 4 Days / 20 Hours

Maximum Number of Students: 8
Requirements: Digital Camera with Manual Exposure Mode

What is the course about?

This hands-on course is aimed at beginners and is a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating world of photography. The Complete Digital Photography Foundation forms the foundation for all other courses and is a combination of the Beginners and the Intermediate Photography Course. Taught by combining projects, assignments and classroom presentations, it covers the 5 technical elements of photography (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Focal Length and Focus) as well as the design principles that will enable you to create captivating and engaging photographs. You will learn to craft images that convey your message by using the Principles of Composition and Elements of Design. We will also be looking at the importance of concepts and perception.

What will we cover?

Fundamentals of Photography
Camera Resolution
File Formats (Jpeg, RAW)
Lenses (Focal Lengths, Macro, Prime & Zoom Lenses)
Manual and Autofocus (Focusing Points, Autofocus Lock, Single and Continuous Focus)
Principles of Exposure (Exposure Triangle, 18% Grey Card)
Manual Exposure (ISO, Shutter Speeds, Aperture)
Metering Modes (Evaluative, Partial, Spot Metering)
Depth of Field
Shutter Speed (Freezing and Blurring Motion & Panning)
White Balance (Auto, Custom, Daylight, Cloudy etc.)
Composition (Balance, Rule of Thirds, Positive and Negative Space)
Elements of Design (Lines, Shapes, Texture & Patterns)
Use of colour
Choosing the right gear for your subject
Advanced Exposure modes
Picture Style modes
Crucial versus distracting image elements
Develop your own stories and convey a message
Colour vs Black & White

If you don’t own your own digital camera, you can hire a professional grade DSLR (Canon or Nikon) from us for £20/day. Simply email us with your requirements.

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Portfolio & Website Review

Skills Acquired

By the end of the course you will be able to:
– Master your camera in Full Manual Mode
– Explore the full creative bandwidth of Aperture, Shutter Speed, Focal Length and Focus
– Craft your images rather than passively take them
– Accomplish your own photo projects
– Tell a story through your images


Gift Vouchers
Gift Vouchers are open-dated, please email the name of the recipient to bookings@liop.co.uk and we will send you a personalised Gift Certificate as pdf.

Gift Voucher, £395

Daytime Courses:
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri, 10am — 4pm

6 – 10 March 2017, £395

13 – 17 March 2017, £395

20 – 24 March 2017, £395

27 – 31 March 2017, £395

17 – 21 April 2017, £395

22 – 26 May 2017, £395

26 – 30 June 2017, £395