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OUDCE – Photographing Historic Buildings **CANCELLED**

16 September - 17 September

** This event has been CANCELLED

9.00am                Registration and coffee

9.30am                Welcome and introduction, followed by the first session discussing the nature and use of light. How the digital camera works, Choosing and using digital cameras and adjusting the settings to produce suitable images. Understanding the histogram

11.30am             Coffee/tea

12.00pm             Second session.   Making the image. What to record. Viewpoint, timing, lighting and controlling perspective.

12.30pm             Lunch

1.15pm               Afternoon on location in Oxford City. Demonstrations on composition and lighting techniques. Followed by a practical session where students are able to use their own cameras to capture images for use in the post-production sessions.

4.45pm               Return to Rewley House

5.00pm               End of first day

Thursday 17 September 2020

9.00am               First session. Post production techniques demonstrating how set up the editing program, how to make adjustments to contrast, colour, cropping the image, controlling tonal range, removing unwanted objects, correcting verticals and other distortions in the image and resizing the image. Using the RAW file converter

11.30am             Coffee/tea

12.00pm             Second session. Saving the image, file types, Metadata and storage media.

1.00pm               Lunch

2.00pm               Practical session using Adobe software to post- produce images captured on day one practical session

3.00pm               Tea/coffee

3.45pm               Continue post-production session

4.30pm               View images and final discussion and round up.

5.00pm               Course concludes




Recommended Reading

Langford’s Basic Photography: The Guide for Serious Photographers, Paperback – 8 Dec 2015

by Anna Fox (Editor), Richard Sawdon Smith (Editor)

Photographing Historic Buildings by Steve Cole, Historic England (2017)


Course Director : Steve Cole is a professional freelance photographer specialising in architectural photography. He worked for English Heritage for many years and is the author of Photographing Historic Buildings (Historic England, 2017)

Course Tutor: Derek Kendall, has spent over 40 years guiding his cameras towards a diverse and fascinating variety of architectural and fine art subjects. His images have illustrated over 100 publications. Most recently London Hidden Interiors (Atlantic Publishing)


16 September
17 September
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Oxford University Department for Continuing Education


Rewley House
1 Wellington Square
Oxford, OX1 2JA United Kingdom
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