Courses & Workshops

Developing the Mind's Eye

Digital cameras can be very poor at recording what the eye sees. We filter and interpret much of what we see and use both intelligence and emotional factors to make our own sense of what is before us. This workshop approaches digital processing as a tool that we can exploit to create images closer to what our mind 'sees', and overcome the idea of 'correct' images. A basic knowledge of photo software is required, although the workshop content is not highly technical and deals more with aesthetics.

Photographing art & craft work

Of especial interest to artists and makers who need regualarly to photograph their own work for web sites, proposals or grant applications, this course shows how to achieve clean and professional looking results with the minimum outlay in photographic equipment. With some care it is possible to produce accurate copies of paintings & drawings at home or in the studio, or make dynamic images or pottery, sculpture and other craft objects.

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Ongoing - the workshop runs for three weekday evenings.

Ongoing - the course may be either one day or two weekday evenings.

Themed modules

Martin Urmson has experience of teaching photography at A-level, City & Guilds and HND level. The themed modules are based on the subject areas formerly used by City & Guilds at the intermediate level. Participants will develop a more structured approach to their photography and will learn and discover many advanced techniques in each subject area. The course content is a mixture of lecturer presentation and group crit sessions. New photography will need to be done outside the sessions, but there is no written work.

Photographing people
Bowl by Ruth Dresman