Creating powerful, prize-winning pictures is well within your grasp. Using knowledge gleaned from expert judges of some of the world’s most prestigious photographic competitions, you will discover insider tips and techniques for improving both your image-making and your chances of winning photographic competitions, and then you will apply this knowledge to your photography via a series of short, fun exercises.
You will also analyse some of the most frequently cited rules, including those regarding digital manipulation, copyright and image specifications, and look at how entering competitions can improve your photography, secure global exposure and lead to commercial opportunities.
This course is suitable for anyone wishing to improve their composition skills, not just those looking to enter photographic competitions.
To succeed on this course you need to have a basic understanding of camera technique and some basic knowledge of editing tools in Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom, as minimal guidance will be given in these areas.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
- On this course, the tutor will supply some of the materials (aside from camera equipment and accessories).
What students need to bring
- Digital camera and lens
- Memory cards
- Batteries and charger
- Tripod (or other support if available)
- Camera-to-computer cable
- A notebook and pen
- Clothing suitable for outdoor use (walking boots and waterproof trousers if available)
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio. This includes stout covered footwear (no sandals or open toes).