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Creative Digital Photography for Beginners

Creative Digital Photography for Beginners
6-week course. Evenings from 7-9pm. Wednesdays March 14th, March 21st, April 4th, April 11th, April 18th & April 25th
Cost: €90/ €75 unwaged. Places are limited to 10 participants.
Booking: 02822090 or info@westcorkartscentre.com

Learn how to use your digital SLR camera to make beautiful and creative photographs with experienced teacher, visual artist and photographer Mick Holly.

In this course the student will learn how to use their digital SLR Camera for creative photography. Camera and photography basics such as shooting in Manual mode, creative use of shutter and aperture, understanding light, and digital organisation and post production will be covered. The student will work on a small creative project during the course which will be ultimately compiled into a slideshow. Students will be provided with notes for each class. A digital mirrorless or SLR Camera is required.

Week 1: Digital SLR Camera basics, understanding your camera’s functions, exposure modes, creative use of shutter speed and aperture

Week 2: Understanding light, depth of field and basic portrait photography

Week 3: Understanding the lens, nighttime, flash and low-light photography,

Week 4: Composing a photography and creative use of colour. Understanding the digital image.

Week 5: Field Trip

Week 6: Downloading, cataloging and digitally adjusting your images, creating a slideshow of your images for web use.

Expect creativity, fun and one-on-one tuition.

For further information Phone Michael on 083 124 9311 or email Michael Holly


Creative Digital Photography for Improvers
6-week course. Evenings from 7-9pm. Tuesdays March 13th, March 20th,  April 10th, April 17th, April 24th and May 1st
Cost: €90/ €74 unwaged and students. Places are limited to 10 participants per course.
Booking: 02822090 or info@westcorkartscentre.com

In this course, participants who already have an understanding of Digital SLR photography will be given the opportunity to further develop their camera skills and to apply them in a creative setting through projects and practical exercises. Participants will work on a creative photo-series and will print and frame an enlarged image for the last class. A Digital SLR or mirrorless camera and tripod is required for this course. 

This course is for amateur/enthusiast photographers with some experience with photography, and an interest in learning to use photography for creative means.

Michael Holly holds a MA in Visual Arts Practices from IADT, Dún Laoghaire, and works with various media including photography, video, installation and drawing in parafictional investigations into local and national identities. He studied Commercial Photography at IADT and worked as a professional commercial and editorial photographer for 12 years. He has participated in several exhibitions and residencies throughout Ireland and abroad including Siamsa Tíre, Co. Kerry, Roscommon Arts Centre, The LAB, Dublin City Council Arts Office, 36 Chambers, Toronto and Y Galerii, Tartu. 


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