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personal tuition

what is it?

'PhotoQ' is individual tuition in digital camera operation, perfect for students who have recently bought a digital SLR and are looking for a quick way of learning the basics

Also you can learn the fantastic power of Photoshop CS4 with personal tuition to all levels

where is it?

The Old Mill Photography Studio
Darley Abbey
Derby
DE22 1DZ

when is it?

You can book for lessons at times to suit you. Individual tuition can be booked during daytime, evening and at weekends. You pay for each individual lesson in advance, so you can have just one session, or as many as you like

how much?

The fees are £30 per hour

Gift vouchers are available, a great present for someone with a new camera or with new Photoshop software

what students learn

The emphasis is on 'learning by doing' in a fun, constructive way. Both the camera and photoshop tuition is done in a personal way, at exactly the level the student requires

CAMERA SKILLS

programmes: manual/auto
iso
f-nos and aperture priority
shutter speeds and shutter priority
white balance and colour space
lens choice
flash

A sound knowledge of these aspects let a photographer get the best from their camera for whatever field of photography they are interested in

CREATIVE SKILLS

We also look at the artistic side of photography

cropping
composition
viewpoint


PHOTOSHOP CS4

The basic tuition is for beginners, looking for a way to enter the programme and find their way round without pain!

For more advanced students the following subjects are examples of topics:

workflow
bridge
file formats
raw processing
levels and sharpening

main photography tools in photohop
retouching
beauty retouching
composite images

colour space
preparation for web-use
preparation for printing
colour profiling
monitor calibation