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Make the Shot: Take control of your camera to capture elusive images 

Ages 14 - 16 years

Week 1: 29 March - 1 April 2021

Week 2: 7 - 9 April 2021

Photography Programme

Photography is a combination of technical mastery, aesthetics, and intent. The goal of a photographer is to distil a moment, a mere fraction of a second, into an image that tells a rich story full of detail and colour. To be successful requires not only mastery of the craft but knowledge and critical thinking skills applied to the subject as well as attention,  perspective and confidence in themselves along the way.

Throughout the week the students will work toward these learning objectives through cycles of instruction, practice, and review. By focusing on team sports, students will come to understand many of the elements of storytelling and communication while engaging a demanding subject to photograph. To be successful, students will need to become masters of their cameras as well as critical thinkers and intuitive action takers. A must-do workshop for students interested in photography and visual storytelling.

Highlights 
  • Learn the technical skills for capturing difficult images and adding expression to a subject
  • Begin exploring your own visual style and approach to storytelling
Learning Outcomes
  • Manual control of DSLR or Mirrorless camera systems
  • Begin to critique and hone a unique visual style
  • Understand basic storytelling techniques

Equipment

A DSLR, mirrorless camera is required for this course. Equipment may be rented from the course leader. For students who have their own DSLR, mirrorless camera, please email us at language@esf.org.hk and a refund of the rental cost will be arranged. Students are also required to bring their own laptop to each session. 

 

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