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Vouchers for Photography Courses

We start a new term in January and have a mix of our most favourite and some of the more unusual courses we run. You may not know what to buy someone who is interested in photography but, well frankly, needs help. A voucher that can be used against any of our courses or for 121 tuition can be purchased and downloaded on line, here is a link OSP VOUCHERS

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Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera Photography Course Oxford March 7th

Our very popular Understanding Your DSLR camera course has it’s final outing this term with a start of 7th March. We run a number of start dates for this course each term and this is the last until after Easter. An evening class, starting at 6.30pm it runs for 4 sessions, one per week, each session lasts 2 hours. The full cost is £80

“I would like to say many thanks for a fantastic, informative & interesting course! I found all the information you gave us totally compelling and inspiring which was enhanced by a charismatic & passionate teacher! I would recommend this course to anyone who has bought a DSLR for the first time and wants to understand what all the confusing buttons on their new toy do and how to take proper photos without relying on the Auto function.”

The course covers all the areas you would expect: exposure, ISO, aperture, shutter, depth of field, exposure compensation, subject movement, file types, resolution, white balance, flash, and in the detail you would want from a course aimed at serious photographers (if you have an slr you are serious).It is the opportunity to be guided into the innermost parts of your camera and to come out informed. The course assumes no prior knowledge and so is available to complete beginners. This course is also suitable for people with bridge or other advanced type compact cameras.

email us for details and availability here is a link to the course full specifications

Photography Courses Jan/Feb/March 2012

We have recently released dates for our next series of courses. These start in January with the ever popular Understanding your DSLR on the 11th, this is a 4 session evening class but we also have a one day version in January, this is on Sunday 22nd January, so 2 courses to help all of you who receive brand new cameras at Christmas.  A little later in the term we start the Introduction to Photoshop, Composition – Seeing Pictures, Portrait, Black and White Digital, Understanding Your Compact Camera, Intermediate Photography and more Understanding Your DSLR courses spread throughout the term.

Here is a full list of all the courses and dates

Understanding Your Digital SLR:start dates:11.1.12; 30.1.12; 3.3.12; 7.3.12; (Saturday morning)Understanding Your Digital Compact Camera – starts: 27.2.12

Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements – starts 22.2.12 6 sessions,

Composition In Photography – Seeing Pictures – starts 2.2.12

Portrait Photography: – starts: 1.3.12

Intermediate Photography starts: 24.1.12

Black and White Digital Photography – starts 6.3.12

Travel Photography starts spring term

One Day Understanding Your DSLR – 22.1.12; 19.2.12; 25.3.12; 29.4.12

Most courses are 4 sessions one per week, (Photoshop and Intermediate Photography are 6 sessions) all run on consecutive weeks from start dates. 1 Day DSLR is a one day course, there are 4 dates this term

To book a place please send us an email with the course title and start date you wish to attend

New Photography Courses Dates released for 2012

We have just managed to arrange the dates for the new term, our next series starts in January and runs through until the end of March, here is the list of courses and dates running next term. Full details are on our website, here is the link

Understanding Your Digital SLR:start dates:11.1.12; 30.1.12; 3.3.12; 7.3.12; (Saturday morning)
Understanding Your Digital Compact Camera     – starts: 27.2.12
Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements – starts 22.2.12  6 sessions,
Composition In Photography – Seeing Pictures – starts  2.2.12
Portrait Photography: – starts: 1.3.12
Intermediate Photography – starts: 24.1.12
Black and White Digital Photography – starts 6.3.12
Travel Photography  starts spring term
One Day Understanding Your DSLR – 22.1.12; 19.2.12; 25.3.12; 29.4.12
Most courses are 4 sessions one per week, (Photoshop and Intermediate Photography are 6 sessions) all run on consecutive weeks from start dates. 1 Day DSLR is a  one day course, there are 4 dates this term
To book a place please send us an email with the course title and start date you wish to attend.

©Stephanie Arnold – Intermediate Photography Course November 2011

© Bruce Wilson – Travel Photography Course November 2011

© Richard Rogers – Composition Course November 2011

Photography Courses Oxford – dates for autumn term announced

Here are the new dates for the autumn term photography courses we run. Full details of all the courses can be found on The Oxford School of Photography website. If you are lucky enough to live near Oxford joining us for one of our courses is a sure way of improving your photographs.

Our courses run three times a year and are always very well supported and we recommend early application for places, to do this just send us an email stating the course name and start date. we will then reserve your place and send you further information.

Understanding Your Digital SLR: 4 different start dates  – 7.9.11;  4.10.11;  2.11.11;  5.11.11
Understanding Your Digital Compact Camera -starts 1.11.11
Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements – starts 13.10.11
Composition In Photography – Seeing Pictures – starts 6.10.11
Portrait Photography – starts 5.10.11
Intermediate Photography – starts 3.10.11
Travel Photography starts 3.11.11
One Day Understanding Your DSLR – 3 different dates this autumn:  25.9.11;  23.10.11;  27.11.11

©Keith Barnes

 

Photography Courses with places starting next week in Oxford

Next week we start some of the courses for this new term and we have places on these:

Seeing Pictures – Composition in Photography

A course for those who would like to understand more about composition. Great volumes have been written about composition, often relating to the works of the masters of art since the dawn of painting, we aim to simplify this information and make it digestible for today’s photographers. Referencing the masters of photography using slide presentations and demonstrations we will help you to understand the basics of creating beautiful photographs, photographs with meaning and impact. We will introduce you to the craft of composing pictures: the shapes, lines, colours and juxtaposition of elements, framing and the rule of thirds. This course is much less about subject matter and much more about how you approach your preferred subjects. Starts Thursday 5th May £80

Introduction To Photoshop

This course is for those who have decided that digital photography means doing their own image manipulations on their computers and have chosen Photoshop as their software. Photoshop is a huge programme but we concentrate on the areas that are of direct interest to photographers, the course looks at the full programme and Photoshop Elements. The course is taught by demonstration using a digital projector and by practise in class using the computers in the computer suite. Starts Wednesday 3rd May £97

Portraiture

All of us want to take good portraits, it is something that eludes and frustrates, this course helps to unlock the mysteries of good portraiture. It gives sound practical advice through demonstration, slide presentation and review of assignments. Covering camera types, lens choice, depth of field, posing, props, shooting by available light and a brief introduction to using flash and studio lighting. This course will enable you to make fine portraits of your family and friends. Starts Monday 9th May £80

1 Day DSLR

You will learn about the controls you really need to know, We will show you how to get the very best results by understanding how your camera works, showing which settings you need to understand and how to use them. In class, with a slide show, we will explain what you need to do and then, weather permitting, we will take our cameras out for practical sessions to put those lessons learned in class to good use. The day is broken down into classroom and practical sessions, the former explaining by lecture and slideshows, the latter by hands on practise with a tutor there to help you understand what you need to do. Class sizes are no more than 10 students so there is lots of opportunity for 121 help when you need. Saturday 7th May £90 (only 2 places left on this)

Photography Courses New Dates – Oxford

We now have the new schedule of courses available for the next term starting in May. For the first time we can also announce our brand new Travel Photography course. Our courses are very popular and are evening classes, weekend classes and workshops. We cover subject areas such as Understanding your Digital SLR Camera, Introduction to Photoshop, Portrait Photography, Black and White Digital Photography, Composition in Photography, Intermediate Photography and Garden and Plant Photography. Here are a list of dates for next term, if you would like to attend one of our courses please send us an email to reserve a place, full details are on our website

Understanding Your Digital SLR:start dates 4th May; 21st May; 9th June

Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements – starts 4th May

Composition In Photography – Seeing Pictures – starts 5th May

Portrait Photography: – starts 9th May

Intermediate Photography – starts 3rd May

Black and White Digital Photography – starts 13th June

Travel Photography starts 9th June

One Day Understanding Your DSLR – 7th May; 19th June; 10th July; 6th August

Garden & Plant Photography: 12th June

Here is a description of our new Travel Photography course

Whether you are enjoying a weekend city-break, a cultural holiday, a couple of weeks at the beach or trekking in remote areas, travel offers some of the most exciting opportunities for taking great pictures.
This course aims to help you make the most of those opportunities. Subject areas covered include: how to photograph city scenes, landscapes, buildings, monuments, people and wildlife. We’ll look at great images by top photographers and consider practical advice to help you make pictures that stand out from the crowd and which capture the essence of your destination.
We will consider the practicalities of travelling with your camera: what sort of accessories you might want to take with you, tips on safety and keeping your equipment working properly together with the need to be sensitive to local cultures and laws. We will also consider ways of sharing your work with others, whether you prefer to make prints or to tell the story of your travels on a website. It is assumed that you already have a reasonable understanding of how to operate your camera as the course does not cover in depth camera use, (you may well have taken one of our camera courses) but the course will be relevant whether you’re using a compact or a DSLR.