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Courses for Teachers & Schools

Paul Heinrich was formerly a Senior Schools Adviser specialising in ICT

Better Photography - courses for teachers (and older pupils)


This new course is designed to help you and your pupils get the best from your school cameras. No prior knowledge of technical aspects of photography is required, just a wish to make better pictures yourself and to support your pupils in taking better pictures. Three versions of the course are available as outlined below.


Twilight (1.5 hrs approx)


1. An illustrated presentation (45 minutes) on basic good practice covering:

• Camera settings

• Light

• Focus

• Framing and Composition

• Colour


2. An introduction to and demonstration of basic post-processing (using Pixlr and/or Pixlr Express – both free online editors)

• Why post process

• Getting your images onto the computer

• Instant correction – Auto Smartfix

• Improving exposure, contrast, levels and colour

• Cropping

• Resizing for print and web

• Sharpening for printing and web

• Brief look at special effects (software and Apps)




Half Day (3 hrs approx)


1. An illustrated presentation (45 minutes) on basic good practice covering:

• Camera settings

• Light

• Focus

• Framing and Composition

• Colour


2. Practical image making session (45 minutes)


3. An introduction and demonstration of basic post-processing (using Pixlr and/or Pixlr Express – both free online editors) (30 minutes)

• Why post process

• Instant correction – Auto Smartfix

• Improving exposure, contrast, levels and colour

• Cropping

• Resizing for print and web

• Sharpening for printing and web

• Brief look at special effects (software and Apps)


4. Practical session post processing images taken earlier (45 minutes)



Whole Day session (0915 – 12:30 then 1:30 – 3:30 or as agreed)


1. An illustrated presentation (1 hr) on basic good practice covering:

• Choosing cameras and accessories for school

• Camera settings

• Light including use of flash

• Focus

• Framing and Composition

• Colour


2. Practical image making session (1.5 hr including coffee break)


3. An introduction and demonstration of basic post-processing (using Pixlr and/or Pixlr Express – both free online editors) (30 minutes)

• Why post process

• Instant correction – Auto Smartfix

• Improving exposure, contrast, levels and colour

• Removing red-eye

• Straightening

• Cropping

• Resizing for print and web

• Sharpening for printing and web


4. Practical session post processing images taken earlier (1hr)


5. Brief look at special in Pixlr and further practical work. (30 mins)


6. Uploading to web sites, creating galleries etc. (30 mins)


Pricing:


Twilight - £100

Half day - £200

Full day - £400


To book these courses for your school please email paul@paulheinrich.co.uk with an expression of interest and preferred dates. We will agree dates with your and confirm provision of the course on receipt of a purchase order.