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Intermediate Photography Course

Tutor: Francesca Moore
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next start date: Tuesday 18 September 2018

An all-round power-up, this course investigates stage 2 essentials such as composition, lighting (including a DIY studio demo), advanced exposure and histograms. Practical projects will be completed in-class alongside an exploration of seminal photographers and contemporary photographic practice. A must to go deeper with the work.

All photographs by Francesca Moore

About the tutor

Francesca Moore Photographer

Francesca Moore is a documentary photographer whose personal work stems from interests in people and the environment. With a formalised and methodological approach, she draws on her scientific background to portray humanitarian, social and environmental issues. Past projects investigate the effect of EU legislation on traditional Romanian subsistence farmers at the point of Romania joining the EU, and a meditative exploration of the Camino, a pilgrimage walk to the town of Santiago, in the Northwest of Spain.

Moore’s Arts Council England funded project, Bhopal: Facing 30, portrays the site of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster today, and the people who continue to be affected thirty years on. Moore is currently Artist In Residence at The University of Derby developing her Coming To Light series of Joseph Wright inspired photographic portraits, initially produced during a Format Photography Festival 2015 commission. 

With Brighton based arts collective, Dialectica, Moore produced a new body of personal work under the theme of identity for a Brighton Fringe Festival exhibition, May 2016. 

Moore is a press accredited member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), and the London Photographer’s Branch Equality Officer, and combines her personal work with a passion for the performing arts. This has seen her photographing live stage shows, festivals and events for over ten years. In this time she has been shooting at intimate venues and major stage events editorially and with the production of limited edition fine art prints.

Additionally, Moore will be teaching photography to 15-17 years olds as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS), a social enterprise scheme that engages young people with people of all ages, ethnicities and walks of life within their local communities; with the aim to teach new skills, connect communities and build trust.

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Camera Guidelines

  1. Ideally, buy an SLR (digital if you want digital, film if you want film). SLRs are best if you want to really explore, or even just experiment with photography. There are non-SLR compact digital cameras nowadays that take very good quality pictures but certain key features are limited and therefore limit the photographers capacity to be more creative. Having said that many ex-students have completed the course with a compact and been very happy to continue using their compact cameras.

  2. Canon and Nikon are the safest bets. Not because they are necessarily better, but because they are the biggest companies and therefore have a much wider range of lenses, accessories and equipment on the market (this is particularly true if you are interested in exploring the second-hand market).

  3. Try some out in a shop. The most important things are whether you like it, and whether the way it works makes sense. I personally find the menu system in Canon cameras to be extremely user friendly. All the digital SLR manufacturers - Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Olympus, etc - make cameras that produce very good pictures and, to be honest, all have pretty similar features. Most important is whether you like how it feels in your hand, it's not too heavy or fiddly and if the menu system etc seems to make sense. So go to a shop and ask to play around with a few, and pick the one that 'feels' best (and you can afford!). If you really like the Sony, get the Sony. Photography isn't as much fun if you don't like your camera.