Do you have a digital camera and never known how to use it? Or would you like to know how to try to use manual mode and have more control of the photographs you take?
Join Helena M Photography at the American Museum & Gardens for a beginner’s digital photography workshop. We will start the day by looking around the America in Crisis photography exhibition to help initiate a discussion about the photographic medium. We will then discuss the work over a warm drink and a cookie and go through the basics of how to take a powerful digital image. Helena will run through the fundamentals of digital photography covering composition, framing, point of view, tone and lighting. We will specifically look at techniques such as aperture, shutter speed & ISO.
The day will conclude with a hands-on opportunity to take photographs in the garden of the museum, using the different plants and views as subjects or each other. We will then come back indoors to look through our images and watch Helena as she does a live edit of one of her photographs.
Helena Miscioscia is a creative photographer based in Bath, Somerset. Capturing Weddings, Motherhood, Newborn & Families in a natural, artful way. Helena began her photography career in theatre and has been featured in The Telegraph, The Independent and The Stage. Just as lockdown was beginning to lift, she photographed local families on their doorsteps to raise money for the Bath City Farm and has exhibited these images for the Bath Bear Flat Artists trail. Helena’s approach is relaxed and informal rather than posed, preferring to focus more on the connection and magic between people and places. She has recently been chosen to display her work at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artist’s Photography Prize 2023.
Things you need to know…
There will be time for questions at the end.
Please bring along your digital camera or a phone with a camera + app (or similar) installed and a notebook.
All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organiser. If we need to cancel for any reason, we’ll be in touch.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email to [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1225 460503.