Date(s) - 18/10/2017
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Higgins Museum & Art Gallery
Sarah Holmes (Freelance Photographer, Sarah Stephens Photography)
This practical training will cover the basics of collections photography – including why we need to photograph objects and what we need to capture. It will include technical equipment knowledge, the care of objects whilst photographing, lighting an object and problem solving.
By the end of the course, participants will:
- be able to identify what to consider when setting up an area to take photographs of their object
- understand some of the key settings on digital cameras that will enable them to take better photographs
- understand how to light objects effectively
- know how to deal with more problematic objects/lighting
- understand how to make best use of mobile technology
Important Note: Participants will need to bring the cameras they use at their own museum and where possible the instruction manual. Cameras will need to have fully charged batteries and cleared memory cards.
What people are saying about Point & Shoot:
“Very useful and informative, and pitched at the right level. Taught me about functions on my camera I had not had confidence to use or was unsure about. Practical info which I can now practice in my museum.”
“Excellent! Really helped me to understand my way around a camera. It’s going to really benefit the museum. The practical ‘play’ session was brilliant.”
Morning refreshments will be provided, but please make your own arrangements for lunch.