Welcome to Photocourse NZ, at Photospace, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington New Zealand.
Cameras and photo software continue to improve, making it appear easy to take professional-looking photos, and this is even more evident with the latest cellphones. But there is more to photography than simply pointing the camera at something, pushing the button and letting the technology do the work for you.
Aside from the major question of what to photograph (something we address in depth in our intermediate-advanced level courses) there are these considerations:
What do all the controls do and how are they important creatively?
The modern digital camera is a fantastic creative visual tool. If you've recently splurged on a decent piece of kit - a DSLR or mirrorless camera - and recovered from the post-purchase trauma, you may be left thinking, "This is cool, but what now? What can I do with it?" Well, once you stop letting your camera make creative decisions on your behalf and learn how to make them yourself, you can unlock both your camera's and your own creative potential and start to capture the world the way you see it.
Our photography courses and workshops will help you find your own balance between the technical and creative sides of photography - the science and the art - and show you how to develop your photographic eye so you can capture and create images that are visually strong, technically sound, impressive, personal, and uniquely your own vision and expression.
We've been teaching photography here since 1999. Our beginning, intermediate and advanced photo courses and workshops are based on practical assignments and hands-on experience to help you understand both the aesthetic and technical sides of photography. And we even teach film-based photography and darkroom processes - developing and printing your own black and white photos.
Benefits of Photocourse NZ photography courses and workshops:
We've held group and solo photography exhibitions at Photospace Gallery as a result of our intermediate-advanced courses - PC3 and PC4 - and some of these students have gone on to have solo exhibitions at other galleries and venues.
Our courses are popular and group sizes are limited, so please book early or you may miss out. We are happy to discuss your requirements and offer advice before you book. Deposits are required to confirm places on all our courses and workshops.