Never has the time to make great photographs been more important, than with a new baby or young children.
Our Photography for Parents course is aimed at new parents who are either expecting, have a new-born baby or young children, and want to take great photographs to capture those important and precious moments. For expecting parents, it will prepare you for the arrival of your baby feeling confident and give you hints and tips for how to make the most of the harsh lights in a hospital.
Using a mixture of theory and practical exercises, this course will teach you the basics of your camera, help you to understand the different modes and become familiar with terms such as Shutter Speed, ISO and Aperture.
You will also be taught how to use and make the most of different lighting situations, such as direct sunshine, window light, flashlights and indoor lighting ( i.e. hospital lighting and tungsten lights)
In the practical sessions, participants will take part in creating effects such as panning, freezing and blurring motion and shallow depth of field. You will also discuss when it is best to use these effects and how they can be applied to your everyday life and routine with your baby to create interesting and exciting photographs.
You will also receive practical tips on composition and how to achieve the best baby and child portraits in a variety of situations. This course will also include advice on printing, framing, postcards, greeting cards and bookmaking.
Throughout the day, sample images will be shown and discussed, revealing their photographic components such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO and light source used.
This class also gives the opportunity for students to bring along an image they would like to learn how to replicate.
- Photographing newborns
- Buttons and functions
- Menus and settings
- Introduction to White Balance
- Auto Focus and Focus Points
- Manual Focus
- Exposure compensation and exposure lock
- Basics of RAW
- The light meter
- Metering modes
- Aperture and shutter speed priority
- Manual mode
- Depth of Field
- Freezing and blurring motion
- Basics of composition
- Optimising the camera settings
- Tips on composition
- Baby portraiture
- Advise on post-production and printing
Requirements: Digital SLR Camera or Bridge Camera with fully manual controls.
Don't have your own DSLR camera?
If you don't have your own Digital SLR camera then there's no need to worry. You can hire one of ours for £15 per day.
This course can also take place on location. We can send a tutor on location to a parent group; times and dates to suit your group and a minimum 5 participants. Contact us for further details.