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Lesson 1: Camera Controls You will be guided through the manual settings of your Digital SLR camera, fully exploring how to capture light and time in a single image. Learn how to generate accurate exposures through aperture and shutter speed control, and how to read digital histograms of the results. Understand and feel confident using ISO and colour balance settings, focus modes and depth of field, and how/when to apply them creatively. You will also be introduced to the work of a wide variety of photographers.Assignment: You will be given a project to be done for the final week.

Lesson 2: Shooting and Image Management. Put into practice all the features discussed and demonstrated in Lesson 1 on a walk around town with your camera. You will then return to the studio to import, organise and filter your digital images in Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera RAW. Get to grips with common image formats such as RAW, JPG, TIFF and PSD.

Lesson 3: Photoshop IntroductionDiscover the Adobe Photoshop interface and experiment with basic image enhancements and adjustment tools. You will practice moving, rotating and cropping images, as well as converting colour photographs into black and white - learning fundamental techniques for image composition and form.

Lesson 4: Postproduction in Photoshop Explore in more depth the Photoshop interface and advanced methods of post-production using Levels, Curves, Layer Masks and the Cloning and Healing tools. Utilise the High Dynamic Range capabilities of Photoshop to create stunningly detailed compositions. Participants will also learn how to correctly photograph for this specific purpose.

Lesson 5: Introduction to Studio Portraiture. Participants will be guided through the preparation and use of portable strobes in a "studio" environment before taking a variety of their own photographs, emulating specific lighting techniques and learning how to control artificial light and it’s effects on the final photograph.

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