Understanding light is the key to making beautiful photographs. The course introduces students to methods for capturing the best images using both natural and artificial light. Learning how the camera captures light and the optimal lighting conditions to photograph in will be explored. In the first part of the course we focus on understanding the camera and light which culminates in a short field trip in order to further practice the skills learned in the first few weeks. The second part of the course focuses on digital imaging and the skills necessary to produce images ready for publishing on the web or printing.
At the end of the course the participants should understand the basics of light and how to use the camera in manual mode as well as understand how the camera functions in automatic mode. In addition to this they will be able to process their digital images and use some basic post-processing techniques.