Our Photography Play & Critique class is designed for students who have an understanding of their digital SLR’s manual functions and the fundamental design principles of creative digital photography. Students are required to have completed our Digital Camera Fundamentals Photography Class as a pre-requisite and have taken the time to practice and integrate this knowledge on their own time and are ready to take their photography to the next level through:
- practical in-class experience with hands-on photography play time each week at the beginning of the class
- submitting photos on a weekly basis to be critiqued for the second half of the class that demonstrate specific manual photography skills
This class is for those students who are ready to refine their skills and who will commit to submitting their best critique photos in a timely manner each week. The success of the class is based on the full participation of every student!
About Your Instructor for the Photography Play and Critique Class
Olivia Kachman is a 2006 graduate from N.A.I.T.’s Photographic Technology program whose passion is photojournalism and documentary photography. She was awarded the Canadian student Portfolio of the Year distinction from the Western Canadian News Photographer’s Association in 2006, which was followed by an internship at the Edmonton Journal.
Kachman has been published for her editorial, documentary, news, commercial and portrait photography as a freelance photographer for Canadian publications. Recently, she has explored art photography and produced a 30 minute art installation entitled Out of the Blue & Into the Red, which captures the conflict of “what we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves” based on a closer look at the effect of a resource-based economy on our social and spiritual well being as a society.
She looks forward to demystifying your camera and offering technical tips and tricks that will give you the confidence to go out and creatively explore your life with your camera.
What You Will Practice During the Photography Play and Critique Class
- Large and small apertures, aperture priority, macro mode dial setting
- Slow and fast shutter speeds, shutter priority
- Creating the perfect exposures, trouble-shooting exposures, exposure compensation, reading histograms
- Creative and artistic compositions
- Manual focusing scenarios; foreground frames, creating depth through layers
- Portraits of people and places/landscapes
- Photo essay; telling a story of a person, event or place in a series of pictures
- Guidance on selecting images for a portfolio
What to Expect
- 12 hours of classroom instruction
- Assignments after the first three classes which must be completed prior to the next class
- If you can’t dedicate the time (less than hour) to complete the assignment each week, this is not the class for you
- Certificate of Completion
- Delicious snacks during coffee breaks
- Small group size, limited to 12 participants
Prerequisites for the Edmonton Digital Camera Fundamentals Photography Class
- Completion of the BSOP Digital Camera Fundamentals Class or Equivalent Experience or Training (please ask if you’re note sure)
- A willingness to do the assignment (less than 1 hour work) for the next class
At a minimum, you’ll want to have…
- A Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera that supports interchangeable lenses
- If you are not sure if your camera is suitable for this class, please contact us and let us know the make and model of your camera and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible
- USB Memory Stick
- Tripod (Optional)
- External Shutter Release (Optional)
- External Flash (Optional)
- Additional Lenses (Optional)
- Laptop (Optional)
- Providence Renewal Centre – 3005 119 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
- $225 Canadian Dollars (plus tax)
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Phone 780-669-1261 or toll-free at 1-877-778-1745