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The creative camera

(This workshop is now fully booked)

Tutor: Dr Ruby Wallis

Timeline: 5 consecutive sessions on Tuesdays, starting May 4th from 19.00 – 20.30 (GMT)


This an introductory and  hands-on course is designed  to help you get to know how to gain creative control of your camera and perform the basics of post-production in Lightroom. You will learn manual camera settings and develop your photography skills. You will be introduced to your camera’s manual controls, learning how to use aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

There will be a number of exercises to perform between classes in order to gain experience with landscape and portrait photography. This course will also engage with the history of creative photography, looking at some of the world’s most famous images and discussing their history and composition.

You will apply practical and theoretical knowledge to help you use a digital camera effectively and creatively.

What you will need

  • A digital camera with manual controls.
  • Access to Zoom

What you will learn

  • The exposure triangle, aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  • How the best photographs are composed
  • Tips for landscape and portrait photography
  • Post-processing in Lightroom – the basics
  • File formats – a user guide to Jpeg, Tiff, Raw files
  • Lighting, natural, flash and studio

Tutor bio

Dr Ruby Wallis moved to the Burren from London as a child, she is a photographic artist who teaches at The Burren College of Art and NUIG, Galway.
She exhibits her work internationally and has published work with The New Yorker Magazine and The Irish Times among others.