Digital Camera Challenge

A day of focused tasks matched to your skills and designed to extend your knowledge.
Learn tips of the trade, make the most of your kit. Turn your ideas into reality.

Courtyard Arts: Saturday 6th August 10am – 4pm Tutor: Mike Howarth

Checklist: Bring flash memory card, battery charger, computer cable, camera, manual and laptop if you have one.


Some essential knowledge of the Field:


Base Technicals Tricks of the Trade Human

Depth of Field

Keep your camera ready

Dealing with people

Aperture Keep hand on the camera Talking
Shutter speed Think of the next shot Making things happen
Film speed Looking Getting your own way
Camera Menu Lots of shots Nobody helps a photographer
Bright conditions Move about People are human. Be pleasant
Dark conditions Look around the frame Ask permission
Depth 13 clues Golden Mean Carry ID
Colour Focus on the eyes Being in the World
Contrast Upside down review Watch
Landscape Portrait Squint Awareness of sun time seasons
Square Falling out of the picture Awareness of space
Symmetry Projects Inner dialogue
Patterns - fractals Tripods are not for wimps Sketching and Writing
Lens + min shutter speed Only 12 pic story Practitioners, Photo, Design, Art
Computer Software Use camera eyes closed Reading
  Your eye & brain not the camera  
  Pictures are made  
  Notebook and pen