Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 17:00

University of Salford is offering a range of short courses based on some of the creative discipline areas they cover within the School of Arts & Media.  

  • Specialist courses for creative industry professionals who are looking to expand their portfolio of skills and refresh training.
  • Creative courses for anyone interesting in learning a new skill or developing an existing hobby  

All courses are delivered by lecturers and technicians based at the university who work closely with creative professionals to understand their needs. They are currently developing more courses which will be added to the website over the next few months.

For more information on the current courses or to ask about bespoke training needs please contact Sam Ingleson: s.j.ingleson@salford.ac.uk

PERFORMANCE PHOTOGRAPHY

Delivered by Josh Tomalin, a photographer and lighting designer for dance and theatre. He has over a decade of experience designing for the stage, touring dance and site-specific events which has hugely influenced his approach to photography. His photography has appeared nationally in Fujilove, FujiRumours, The Stage and on numerous posters, programmes and online. Recent clients include Chipping Norton Theatre, Arlene Phillips, Emma Brujes Productions, Oxford Dance Forum, Arts at the Old Fire Station, Three Street Productions, Flintlock Theatre, Experiential Dance, the Wardrobe Ensemble and many new companies. www.tomalinlightworks.com

By the end of this course, regardless of whether you are a professional, enthusiast or student photographer, you will have gained a deeper understanding and confidence of how to approach performance photography, from the creative and technical standpoints, exploring a range of approaches to subject and interpretation. On completion of this course, you will understand how to photograph a variety of different types of performance and communicate your own artistic intent; how to train yourself to anticipate moments in performance to get more meaningful images; selecting and using equipment to make the images with your camera you see with your eyes.

All participants will need to bring a digital camera, lens and their own laptop or tablet to edit images on.

24 January 2019, 10:00am-5:00pm
Day One AM: Some basics: Artistic intent, understanding visuals in performance, judging exposure and focus, equipment selection. 
Day One PM: Exercise: Capturing a moment. Review and consolidation.

25 January 2019, 10:00am-5:00pm
Day Two AM: Exercise: Photographing a performance
Day Two PM: Review: Sharing and the next steps

Total Cost: £300.00

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INTRODUCTION TO DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY

Delivered by Lasma Poisa, a Latvian lens-based artist, currently living and working in Manchester. Poisa’s practice uses methods of documentary, portraiture and performance through both still and moving image. Poisa’s work has been exhibited in Brick Lane, London and in the exhibition From Common Differences as part of Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography. Her work was recently published in German Magazine, Nido. 
www.lasmapoisa.co.uk

This course is aimed at the complete beginner, who wants gain a deeper understanding of the technical processes underpinning traditional photography, and the historical developments that continue to inform its concepts, language and techniques to this day. You will be guided through the darkroom processes from shooting a roll of film through to developing a set of prints. As well as acquiring technical skills you will be shown creative approaches to capturing images, receive a historical overview of the subject, and have the opportunity to experiment with the creative possibilities of manual development and printing.

Learning Outcomes At the end of the 4 sessions you will have learnt how to use your camera and developed the confidence to take and process a roll of film. You will have created a contact sheet, be aware of how to edit and select the best images and understand how to enlarge and print using the darkroom facilities. You will take home a selection of darkroom prints.

Session One - 16 January 2019: Camera Control
Session Two - 23 January 2019: Developing the Film
Session Three - 30 January 2019: Introduction to Printing
Session Four – 6 February 2019: Improving on Printing Techniques 

All weekday sessions run from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Full-day Saturday sessions (10:00am-5:00pm) are also delivered on 19 January and on 2 February 2019.

Total cost: £190.00 (film and paper are provided free of charge but you will need to bring your own camera)

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INTERMEDIATE DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY

Delivered by Lasma Poisa (www.lasmapoisa.co.uk), you will build on techniques and skills introduced in our elementary course. These four sessions offer the opportunity to explore darkroom processes in greater depth, and develop greater technical skill. Working closely with an experienced professional, who will guide you every step of the way, you will learn more advanced concepts and techniques, and will have greater opportunity to identify and explore emerging areas of personal interest in traditional photography and photographic processing. The course is suitable for anyone who already has a basic understanding of darkroom processes and is wanting to develop these skills further.

Learning Outcomes At the end of the 4 sessions you will have developed creative responses to an original brief and built up your confidence in using a camera. The additional time in the darkroom will enable you to experiment with using multigrade filters and split grading processes. You will take home a selection of darkroom prints.

Session One - 6 March 2019: Developing film
Session Two - 13 March 2019: Printing contact sheets – development of darkroom printing skills
Session Three - 20 March 2019: Using multigrade filters and split grading
Session Four - 27 March 2019: Opportunity to experiment with dedicated support from an experienced technician

All weekday sessions run from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Full-day Saturday sessions (10:00am-5:00pm) are also delivered on 16 March and on 23 March 2019.

Total cost: £190.00 (film and paper are provided free of charge but you will need to bring your own camera)

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