Beginners Digital SLR Photography Workshop - JUNE 11
Rushmere Farm’s beginners digital SLR camera workshop will guide and show you how to use your camera effectively by taking control of the most important camera settings when taking photographs. Understanding what camera settings to use and when is a fundamental step in improving the photos you take.
The day is a mixture of tutorials, practical demonstrations, and hands on practice with your own DSLR camera.
- What is photography
- Stops and depth of field, shutter speeds and ISO
- Camera modes
- Getting sharp pictures and autofocus points
- Transforming the technical into the creative with basic composition skills
Focusing on the main functions of your DSLR camera, the workshop will be giving you a good understanding of the basics of digital photography, and what is required to achieve great photography.
The course runs from 10 am to 4 pm and is suitable for beginners or those who a little rusty and wish to get back-to-basics and re-establish their camera skills.
Please bring your own DSLR camera and any lenses you may have, a fully charged up battery, memory card. Tripod is optional but not necessary. Notebook and pen. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for photographing outside the immediate area of the barn, which is set in a countryside farmyard environment.
Introduction to Cyanotype Photography Workshop - JULY 9
This workshop will introduce you to the historical alternative photographic of cyanotype printing process, one of the earliest forms of image making. Using the same method which the photographer Sir John Herschel introduced in 1842, the process explores the use of sunlight and shadows cast by natural objects placed onto light sensitised paper resulting in beautiful deep Prussian blue and white prints. This method of printing was famously used by the Victorian botanist Anna Atkins, who made the first photographic book using the cyanotype method of ‘blueprints’ to document and record different species of British ferns and algae.
Today, cyanotype printing is practised worldwide and used by artists who work with analogue photography to create beautiful prints on paper and any other surface which can be coated to produce the historical deep blue colour.
This practical based workshop will guide you step-by-step through coating the paper surface, exposing, and fixing your prints to take home and frame.
You will be introduced to a range of different materials organic and non-organic from which to create your own prints. However, you may wish to bring along any materials you would like to try printing with. Clear or see-through glass/plastic objects work well, small pieces of fabrics lace or netting etc.
The course runs from 10 am – 2 pm, in the barn setting at Rushmere Farm Workshops.
No prior experience is needed. All materials and protective equipment are provided. Please wear clothing suitable for gathering fresh material from hedgerows and a cloth apron to protect your clothing.