Photography with George Munday

Westerly View, From Bunmahon, The Copper Coast, County Waterford, Ireland

Develop your photography skills on The Copper Coast with this weekend workshop. As well as structured training at The Art Hand you will take part in practical assignments in scenic locations under the guidance of professional photographer, George Munday.

This course will help you to take better pictures by improving your technical knowledge. It is important to understand the basic fundamentals of photography and to be able to operate your camera. For this reason George has designed an intensive introduction to the course with a printed handout. This covers items such as Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, Depth of Field, Focus, Histograms and Exposure. Once your technical confidence has been established you will be able to step out of your comfort zone and open your mind to all kinds of new possibilities.

George encourages participants to take fewer pictures but to think more about taking them. He emphasises the benefits of using your camera in Manual Mode and in a Raw Format which will ultimately give you the greatest control. Discussions on Structure and Composition will take place throughout the course and there will be practical demonstrations of Photo Editing using Photoshop to show you how to present your best work in the best possible way.

This course has been designed to cater for people of all abilities from novice upwards. Even professionals will have the opportunity to reconsider many of the core elements of photography in a creative, collaborative and experimental environment. It’s also suitable for artists who would like to use photograph as a tool of their trade.

George has a great ability to communicate in a simple and clear way. Although the course will be intensive and challenging participants will be able to work at their own pace. It will be a small group so there will be plenty of individual attention. Although everyone is given the same assignments you will be amazed at the wide variety of individual styles that will emerge. Some people like to capture detail, light and texture. Others prefer to photograph people or landscapes. George also explores the concept of Minimal Photography with some of the tasks.

The images you capture during the course will be a permanent record of your creative development. On the final day a selection of photographs taken during the course will be displayed and discussed by the group.

What to bring; Participants are required to bring a DSLR, digital single lens reflex camera, memory cards, camera batteries, battery charger and a USB lead to connect to our computers. Apart from that it’s up to you to bring whatever other equipment you have, lenses if you have them and a tripod, bring a laptop if you like. Please don’t be put off if you don’t have lots of equipment, it’s not paramount. George also would like participants to bring along 10 to 12 digital photographs on a disc or memory stick. You will show these images to the group and it gives George a chance to see some of your work to date. Oh and don’t forget your rain gear!

We look forward to welcoming you to The Art Hand. Arrival and Registration is on Thursday 6th September at 7.00 pm, and the course runs for three full days from Friday morning at 9am until 5pm on Sunday 9th 2012.

The Cost for this course is €295 which includes your evening meal on Friday and Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Accommodation is not included but can be arranged nearby. Numbers are limited so booking is essential.

For more information about your stay please read the Info page.

Photography with George Munday, The Art Hand

About George Munday; George has an impressive photography background, graduating from the Birmingham College of Photography to become a photo-journalist in the UK. After this he spent eleven years in advertising and commercial photography, then ten years running Ireland’s leading stock photography agency.

He moved to the Copper Coast in 2003 to escape urban life and to focus on his personal photography projects. George has been running digital photography workshops for over six years from his home, but now takes up the position as the official photography tutor at The Art Hand.

Here is a slideshow of show of George Munday’s Photography;

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For a closer look we have put a photo album of these images together HERE.

A new book featuring George Munday’s dramatic work will be launched shortly.

More of his work is featured on his new blog HERE and his work is for sale HERE.

8 Responses to Photography with George Munday

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  2. Naes Narocroc says:

    I’m booking, sounds great!

  3. Dee Ann says:

    Sounds like a great course. I am a complete beginner ….. only used to my little digital camera which I put on ‘auto’ and snap away! I would love to learn a bit more about the mechanics of taking good photos. Would this course be too advanced for me ?

    • Dear Dee Ann
      The only requirement with the photography course is that you need a DSLR, Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera, it’s basically a digital camera with a removable lense. You could borrow mine but I’m not sure how practical it would be unless you were going to get one afterwards as everything that’s taught on the course is based around using one of these especially in Manual Mode. Canon would be my favourite make and there is a range of models to suit different budgets. If you are interested in developing your photography skills it really would be worth considering buying one. The course would not be too advanced for you even if you have never used a DSLR as George gives great technical training on the first day and there is plenty of time to experiment. I did the course with George last April and I’ve never looked back! Sean Corcoran.

  4. Whereabouts are you Martin? Would you like me to reserve a place on the course for you? Sean

  5. Monica Rudi Kent says:

    Hi Sean, my daughter is 15 and big into photography. We don’t live too far away from you, near Annestown. I wonder do you do any weekend or evening courses she could attend? She has the basics but she wants to learn more. Thanks Monica

    • Hi Monica…Further to our email dialogue, I am currently talking with some photographers and film-makers about setting up a regular get together to discuss and show our work. Sean.

  6. Sarah Owens says:

    Hi there how often do the courses go on
    Sarah

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