Photography Workshops get Underway

It was great to finally meet everyone on Saturday who has signed up for the Photography Workshops as part of the Wisbech High Street Project. There’s a great mix of people and abilities amongst the group and whether almost new to photography or well experienced I think everyone stands to learn a lot over the next 2 years.

On the first session we learnt about Matt Emmett and how he got into heritage photography and then we moved onto discussing some basic principal of photography as well as commonly used terms and jargon.

The group learnt about using aesthetics and composition, making the shot as good as it can be and some general advice on different types of composition, where to focus, fill the frame with the subject etc.

We looked at the role of digital skills in photography with brief demonstration to give people an idea of what can be done using programs such as Photoshop.

Then we took a break and went to the High Street armed with tripods where we must have looked an odd sight to many passers by, wondering what on earth we were all there to photograph on a cold Saturday afternoon! Matt helped everyone set up their shots of the High Street, checking settings and position to achieve the best results. People were asked to step away from using any automatic settings and really think about how they were setting up their shot in light of the mornings talk about aperture, ISO and shutter speed.

We then went back to the classroom where Matt was able to download a set of photos he had taken and gave a demonstration on how to combine these images using Photoshop.

Our next workshop will be in December.

Look out for blogs from participants coming soon!


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