New Affordable and Free Photography Courses in London, UK

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Embrace Social Enterprises Ltd (non-profit organization) has new photography courses in South London from September 2011 covering a wide range of different areas in photography. Embrace provides a range of high quality workshops ( and all the profits are used to develop and run Embrace Cooperation Ltd ( charitable community projects.

Ben Mcinally Embrace Photography Tutor says:
"Most people leave their digital camera on auto setting
and thats' a crying shame. We teach people to start
to experiment with their camera settings and get
some outstanding results"

Embrace Cooperation a non-profit organization that provides a variety of high quality photography workshops either fee-paid or in the form of charitable community projects announces new affordable courses for the next three months. These courses will take place in the offices of Embrace Social Enterprises Ltd in Brixton and they can be booked online or by phone (020 7274 945); for more details please contact John(dot)c(at)myembrace(dot)org.

As well as the regular topics covered in photography courses like Photoshop, portraiture, landscape and macro photography Embrace also provides interesting workshops unavailable anywhere else; one of these classes took place in August and focused on studio photography with a difference, the course is called ‘How to build a photography studio for under £100’. One of the students who attended it was business support officer Beate Woollcombe who booked a place for only £30 and had the opportunity to get first hands-on experience on how to use basic materials to build your own studio without spending a fortune.

The first part of day consisted of buying all the materials from the local DIY store which included plastic waste piping, T junctions and even a shower curtain! Then everything was assembled to create a superb background. The next step was the lighting, two powerful lights were screwed into a stand and the light surround of a beauty mirror served as a ring flash which is a helpful tool in macro and portrait photography.

Beate was amazed how quickly they built the studio and was ready to be used straight away for the second half of the day. In his own words he found the workshop as “a worthwhile effort if you are thinking of setting up a portrait photography business and need to keep your costs to a minimum”.

Beate is planning to keep increasing his confidence and feels “Embrace is the ideal place for that with a lovely atmosphere and a great platform to ask questions and improve your photography skills”.

Current Scheduled Embrace Photography Workshops until November 2011 (more announced soon):

How to Make Great Photos (£45) - 10:15am to 4:30pm Saturday 24th September
The course is aimed at people who know how to use their cameras, but are unsure of how to compose a shot or just don't think about it.

Macro Photography workshop (£30) - 1pm to 4:30pm Saturday 1st October 2011
This half day course will look specifically at macro (close-up) digital photography techniques.

Getting to know your camera (£20) - photography walk 10am to 1pm Saturday 8th October 2011 starting at Denmark Hill Railway Station Come and join a gentle photography walk around South London and learn how to use your camera. This photography walk is suitable for both compact and DSLR digital cameras

Nature & photo walk in Abbey Wood (£20) - 10am to 1pm Saturday 15th October 2011. This photography / nature walk will be set in the beautiful Lenses Abbey Wood nature reserve. The walk will involve how to get the best out of your digital camera while also learning more about this wonderful nature reserve in South London.

Embrace Beginner Photography Workshop (£45) - 10:15am to 4:30pm Saturday 22nd October. This one day course is aimed at beginners looking at simple photography tips in the setting of Ruskin Park and Embrace Social Enterprises Ltd office in Lambeth, London.

Bitesize photography workshops (£15) - each or £45 for all 4 sessions. 10am to 4pm Saturday 12th November 2011. A series of bite size sessions on the most common digital photography questions. You can pick up individual sessions or come along to them all.

Focusing: 10am to 11am
The right focus is critical for every photo. In this workshop we will look at different methods of focusing and how the right focus can improve your photography. We will go beyond the full auto modes and explore semi manual and full manual modes.

White balance: 11:30am to 12:30pm
Have you ever taken a photo and then wondered why the colors look different from what you see? In this workshop we will be looking at improving your photos by using the right white balance for different conditions. We will look at how to get it right out in the field and also how to correct it later back on a computer.

Exposure: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Do you leave your camera in auto mode? Now is the time to try out manual and take control of exposure. We will look at how you can achieve different effects through exposure settings to improve you photography.

ISO: 3pm to 4pm
The mystery of digital photography. ISO has become one of the least understood functions on modern cameras, and in this workshop we will expore this setting in greater detail. We will look at what the values mean and when best to use the different values.

More new Embrace Social Enterprises Ltd photography workshops will be announced soon, for updates please join our email update list via our website


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