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Tuition Group

If you are a beginner in photography, want to take better pictures and to understand what you are doing and why, then this is the group for you. You do not have to be a member of the main club to attend, all are welcome.

We meet the 4th Friday of the month at 7.30pm till 9pm (ish), at Rockfield Park Community Centre, Cornwallis Way, Monmouth, NP25 5DN. PLEASE NOTE This is a change of venue from that originally stated.

Meetings in 2018: 28th September, 26th October, 23rd November.
Meetings in 2019: 25th January, 22nd February.
Cost £3 (including tea/ coffee and biscuits).

Each meeting will start with a review and discussion of the pictures people have taken for the previous month's project. Then there will be an in-depth tuition session, a quick 'how to', and finally the subject will be set for the next month's project. The programme for each month is listed below, (content may vary subject to group requirements).

If you would like to attend, or for more information, please e-mail Keith: sharplkei@gmail.com

Programme:

Meeting 1, 28th September 2018
  • View/discuss pictures brought along by group members
  • Understand composition
  • How to 'see' pictures
  • Picture size and picture resizing
  • Quick 'how to' - cloning / cropping
  • Set next month's project subject

Meeting 2, 26th October 2018
  • Review last month's set project pictures
  • Understand ISOs, f-stops, depth of field and shutter speed relationships
  • Using depth of field to improve your pictures
  • Quick 'how to' - more cloning
  • Set next month's project subject

Meeting 3, 23rd November 2018
  • Review last month's set project pictures
  • Use of shutter speeds to achieve effects in a picture
  • Two quick 'how to's - white balance and burning in.
  • Set next month's project subject.

Meeting 4, 25th January 2019
  • Review last month's set project pictures
  • Enhancing your pictures using levels, brightness/contrast, saturation
  • Jpegs vs Raw images
  • Quick 'how to' - stroke lines
  • Set next month's project subject

Meeting 5, 22nd February 2019
  • Review last month's set project pictures
  • Understanding monochrome (black and white) pictures
  • Enhancing pictures to produce a full rich monochrome
  • Quick 'how to' - toning pictures