Seeing the light photography course

Course price: £40 per class (total £160.00 for four classes) - Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm

16th, 23rd, 30th Jan & 6th Feb 2019

‘Photography is all about the light’. Photo-graphy literally means ‘painting with light’. Cro + Kow’s breakfast conversations are often about the light (yes, we’re that nerdy), what the light is going to be doing today, what it’s doing now, and how we can use it to our advantage.

So in this course we’re going to go muuuuuch further into how you look at light, amongst other things how it affects your picture, the way that the camera sensor or film sees light compared to your eye, and how you use the light to your advantage and to get powerful effects. We’ll look at the whole gamut, from natural light and all its characteristics and how it bounces around, colour, through to artificial light sources like flash - both on camera and off-camera. How does the light translate into an exposure on the camera? This is what Ansel Adams described as previsualising the result.

However light doesn’t exist in a vacuum (see what we did there - actually our boffin friends tell us it does, but never mind), and as we go along we’re also going to be expanding further on some of the ground covered in the earlier levels (the fundamentals of photography are always important!). We’ll help make you confident in using all the manual settings, shooting in various light situations, when to use flash vs high iso, etc.


Special request?

Please just ask us! We like to adapt our classes so far as possible to concentrate on what is of most interest to attendees. If there is something in particular you would like to know more about, let us know, and we'll see what we can do.

Also, because we are practising professionals working for editorial and commercial clients, it may on rare occasions be necessary to reschedule a class. When this is necessary, we will look for a date which is mutually convenient, or make alternative arrangements to make sure that you don't miss out!