Three Week Photo School Package
The Bangkok Photo School Package is a series of three weekly evening classes and a field-trip, carefully compiled to give photographers the skills necessary to create engaging, well-exposed and beautifully-composed photographs.
"Our aim is to educate, encourage and inspire."
Starting with the basics, we cover all the essential technical aspects of the camera. Our aim is to demystify your camera gear, allowing you to move away from the Auto setting and to take full control of the camera's various settings.
Weekly Evening Classes
Week One "The Basics" - Wednesday 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Including lessons on Apertures, Shutter Speeds, ISO, Focussing Control and a guided tour of your camera equipment, introducing you to all the important camera controls.
Week Two "Creative Control" - Wednesday 6:30pm to 9:30pm
How to regain control of the camera, exposure control, compositional guides and an introduction to the art of visual storytelling.
Field-Trip - Sunday 4pm to 7pm
An opportunity to put the things we've learned in the classroom into practice with a tutor-led photo shoot in a photogenic part of Bangkok with guided exercises and storytelling advice.
Week Three "The Creative Photographer" - Wednesday 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Putting all your new skills together with advice on lens choice, focal lengths, creative composition, a review and professional critique of your field-trip images with suggestions for future projects.
Learn by example
During classes, we look at real-world examples of successful images from past masters, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Elliot Erwitt, Martin Parr, James Nachtwey, Don McCullin and many more. Using these examples, we deconstruct images, learning how successful photographers have created their work.
Classes combine technical and practical exercises and students are encouraged to use their cameras during the class and in weekly homework assignments.
Free Forum Access
All students receive an invitation to join the Bangkok Photo School online forum, where students can share work, offer image reviews and discuss photo-related projects.
The Bangkok Photo School classes are led by professional photographer Gavin Gough, whose work has been published in magazines, advertising, corporate and NGO promotional material around the world, including National Geographic, Geo, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Sunday Times, The Guardian, Asia Geographic, Lonely Planet and many more. Gavin Gough is also a respected teacher, workshop leader and writer and frequently contributes articles of words and pictures to travel and photo enthusiast magazines.
Fellow photographer and teacher JJ Michael also leads classes and has great experience in helping students to make the most of their photographic opportunities. JJ has been bringing his considerable knowledge and enthusiasm to classes at the Bangkok Photo School since 2010.
What camera do I need?
You don't even need a camera to attend the first class but anything from a basic point-and-shoot to a professional DSLR is fine. If you are intending to buy new camera gear, we recommend that you come to the first class to get our advice on what gear might be appropriate for you.
Is there an age limit for students?
Not really, we usually accept any students from 15 years of age upwards.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There's plenty of parking at the Neilson Hays Library. If you are coming by public transport please leave plenty of time to navigate through the Bangkok traffic.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring your ticket with you, either printed or on a mobile device.
What about refreshments?
We take a break half-way through the class for dinner, when students can order from the wide selection of dishes available on the British Club menu. There's also tea, coffee and drinks. Just pay the waitress before you leave.
What is the refund policy?
If you are unable to attend the first class then we ask for 14 days notice and we'll refund the cost of your registration. If you have to cancel your place within 14 days then we will still give a full refund, providing we are able to take a replacement registration before the class begins. No refunds are payable after the first class has commenced.
Where can I find more information about your classes and workshops?
Neilson Hays Library
195 Surawong Road
Bangkok Photo School
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