GO UP, LOOK DOWN AND SEE: AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
See the world with fresh eyes. This interactive course is about changing your perspective, literally and figuratively. A gamut of technical issues and basic principles will be covered to build the skills and knowledge to effectively use aerial photography to make images. An understanding of the technical challenges – both photographic and airborne – will provide a foundation for the primary focus of this course, using an aerial perspective to help rethink composition, framing, horizon, shadows, light and colour.
This course is comprised of three phases. The first phase will be divided between examining technical issues and discussing aerial imagery as art. The technical curriculum will range from shutter speeds and lens stabilization to safety considerations when operating in and around aircraft.
The second phase of the course will take place in the air. The instructor, a commercial pilot and aerial photographer will accompany students on their flight. During these flights the instructor will provide photo instruction, provide suggestions and answer questions.
The course will conclude with a review and discussion of both the experience of flying and images from the air.
A digital SLR with a zoom lens of at least 70mm is recommended. This is an intermediate level workshop so knowledge of camera function is expected. Recommended prerequisites are Back to Basics: Film, or Foundations in Digital Photography or their equivalent in experience, or from another institution. Enrolment is limited to ensure one on one attention.
Please contact Louis Helbig or SPAO for next course offering:
SCHOOL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS: OTTAWA
168 DALHOUSIE STREET, OTTAWA, ON K1N 7C4
(613) 562-3824 WWW.SPAO.CA