A camera is a tool that we use to take pictures. To create great photographs, we need to know how to use our camera properly. In a similar way a cabinet maker uses a chisel to create great furniture, the chisel doesn’t make the furniture it’s the skill of the cabinet maker. He controls the chisel.
If you don’t know how to control your camera, you will find producing great photographs very difficult. We can teach you how to take control of your camera.
Modern cameras have lots of different modes for exposure and focus, unfortunately this makes the modern camera difficult to understand. Do you understand all of the buttons and dials on your camera?
We will teach you how to use focus. We will teach you how to get the correct exposure every time. We will teach you how to take photographs in difficult conditions. We guarantee that you will learn some very useful skills including how to create ‘blurry’ backgrounds, freezing motion and getting things sharp from front to back.
This course runs from The Chester Art Centre. We will be using Chester as our backdrop. The day will start with a 90 minute classroom session then it is out into town putting into practice what we have learnt. We will then return to the classroom for a debrief and to revue our photographs.
This course is beneficial to beginners and the more advanced photographer. We teach in our unique way that inspires and keeps the interest of everyone.
Just turn up with any camera that has a ‘manual’ setting.
Our teacher Ian is a professional full-time photographer, who has won many awards and truly loves his profession. You can view some of his work on his website:
Cost £70 – Maximum Number of People 8
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A Trick Of The Light is an exhibition of Chester Photography exhibition by Sid Turner, who specialises in black and white photography and captures those magical moments of life turning them into unforgettable memories.
‘As Lennon sang, “There are places I’ll remember…”
I have been visiting Chester and taking photographs for a long time, consider for a moment the act of taking a photograph, to capture the fleeting moment .
Freezing images from reality is not reality , it is an abstraction that echoes the reality we experience. We see in colour, it is a dominant dimension which can over-ride what lies beneath, no colour is one more level of abstraction allowing us to see with new eyes
B&W photography lends itself to abstract realism—the emphasis on pure form, pure shape, line and contour, then contrast, tone and texture, images can be strong, high contrast and powerful – or they can be so soft, gentle and subtle, it lends a certain timeless quality to the images. Black and white images are paradoxically more evocative than colour, they stimulate a faster onrush of memories because less has been given, more has been left out…you have to fill in the blanks yourself
Where better to practice this art than Chester, the black & white city?’
The exhibition will run between 22 March and 9 April.
Join us for some amazing Chester Photography, a glass of wine and meet the artist on 23 March between 6.30 and 8.30 PM!