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Some Q’s and A’s about the Luzia photography courses

HOW DO YOU INTEGRATE THE ACTIVITIES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHY?

We shoot the things we enjoy, and we let the subject itself determine what aspect of photography we want to focus on (nevermind the pun). This always makes sense, and it’s a very organic process. It can for example be a wonderful garden, with plants and flowers. We teach you how to control sharpness and depth or field. Or we are in a place where the sun beats on white buildings with deep shadows, where we concentrate on exposure compensation and handling contrast. Or we are cycling, which is a good chance to do some panning. Or shooting architectural ruins, in which case we examine perspective. We think you get the idea…


SO IS THIS REALLY A HOLIDAY? DO I GET TO CHILL OUT?

We’ll be enjoying great scenery, and as for the photography there is no pressure to perform. If you feel like taking time to hang out, we don’t mind, as long as you get something out of it. Some people will have a high ambition and we’ll cater for that, and others will want to relax more. We’ll also be taking nice long breaks, enjoying the Spanish lunch time, which is late, long and wonderfully relaxed. This means our days together will be longer, but also more sociable, and with a slower tempo. Are you up for that?


WHAT ARE THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE TEACHING?

Our training has two main aspects.

FIRSTLY: We are here to help you see things in a new way, and to learn to see with ‘photography goggles’. You’ll notice things you haven’t seen before, and make them stand out in your shots. You’ll learn to see the light (literally!) and find more original ways of composing an image. Photography can be quite a physical pastime and you’ll find yourself shooting in a much more active way than the average snapshooter. You’ll also discover how the camera’s functions can offer creative opportunities, through the choices you make when you set an exposure.

This takes us to the SECOND aspect: We are here to enable you. In order to be creative you have to get some basics right. We make sure you don’t come back with a bunch of underexposed images that are out-of-focus in all the wrong places. We are two tutors, helping you review your captured photos and move to the next level. You’ll get a simple brief for each assignment, and it’s up to you how far you take it.


WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF PHOTOSHOP?

We keep it simple. Gry is normally an advanced Photoshop trainer and also teaches retouching. But here it’s all about getting the best out of good images and we don’t waste time on trying to retouch pictures without any merit. We won’t be doing any complex masking or retouching, but we’ll take time to get the contrasts, the moods and the colors, making those images pop nicely. If anyone wants a higher level of Photohop training in addition to the course, it’s possible to book this with Gry.


HOW DO I MAKE A BOOKING?

Call us, or send an email through a booking form, or skype us. We like to hear from you and talk to you, and you’ll probably have more questions relating to your own needs.

 

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