The Malta Photographic Society presents a Street Photography Masterclass, to be
conducted by Mr Martin Agius.


Our unique combination of an experienced course leader (street photographer, educator
and photojournalist) and
small groups (maximum 8 people minimum 5) leads to a powerful
and immersive learning experience. Whilst a small element of the workshop is theory-based,
most of our time together is spent shooting on the streets, learning by experience with
plenty of individual, hands-on tuition.
Our workshops are fun, informative and relaxed. They are sometimes provocative, usually
challenging and always highly enjoyable; they will stretch your imagination, develop your
skills and boost your confidence.
The philosophy behind this masterclass is to progress you
from simply recording people and places. We want you to make pictures, not take pictures,
by slowing the process down and considering the many alternatives to the immediately
obvious.
We do give you a comprehensive grounding in the essentials such as camera settings,
focusing, lighting and composition but we prefer to make the most of our time together by
focusing on how to make you a better street photographer, conquering your fear of
shooting on the streets, understanding what makes a good picture and ensuring that you
capture ‘the moment’.
We believe that good street photography extends beyond random pictures of strangers
walking down a street or of people sitting in a cafe. We pay as much attention to the
aesthetic as we do the technique and it is this combination which makes our workshops
different.
“For further details and information about this masterclass, you are kindly asked to send an email on courses@mpsmalta.com

A Beginners Course in Photo Editing
Offered by the MALTA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Conducted by Mr Vince Piscopo

Our unique combination of an experienced photographer and photo-editor and small groups (maximum 10 people minimum 5) leads to a powerful and immersive learning experience. Whilst a small element of the course is knowledge-based, most of our time together is spent editing and hands-on tuition.
You’ll learn how to work with the photo-editing software and understand the necessary functions and basic techniques. You do not need any previous knowledge of editing software. The tutor will start right at the beginning and work his way through step by step. Throughout the 20 hour course, you will learn how to use various selection tools to manipulate and edit your images. By the end of this course, you’ll possess important skills to enhance and edit your photography to a higher level. You will learn simple tricks of how to make your photos more artistic. You will end up editing like a pro with the techniques and skills photographers use.
We will provide you with the necessary course notes which includes a workbook for practicals. Our 2 hour weekly lessons are fun, informative and relaxed. They are sometimes provocative, usually challenging and always highly enjoyable; with various tasks to try, explore, edit and create.
The philosophy behind this course is to progress you from producing sub-standard to artistic appealing photos. We do give you a comprehensive grounding in the essentials such as fast photo fixes, basic photorestoration, cloning, changing colour, contrasts, understanding masks, understanding the main tools and how to use them accordingly and tips on how to create a simple poster. All you need to own is a laptop.The sessions will be held at the Society, 137, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, between 18:00 and 20:00.

A Beginners Course in Photography

Offered by the MALTA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

an officially accredited School of Photography

 

Course information: The aim of this course is to develop knowledge, understanding and skills required to practice the art of photography for beginners. Students will learn how to handle a photographic camera, different types of basic equipment and understand their applications. Learners will be guided on how to achieve a good exposure, how to understand light, how to compose a photograph and how to create their own photographic images from the shooting stage till the post-editing stage.

Progression through the course allows learners to critically assess their photographic practices. Learners will acquire the ability to understand the uses and implications of different aspects of techniques and technologies, and will also be able to creatively review the visual impact of their work and understand the effect that the use of different techniques and technologies will have on their work. As the students progress through the course, their personal experience and learning will offer a better understanding of photographic media, techniques and technologies and be able to formulate their preferences and style in their own photographic work.

This course will be given in 10 lessons, each to be delivered by an experienced and advanced member of the Malta Photographic Society, thus students will benefit from the resources of knowledge gathered throughout the years by the Society ’s most experienced members. Notes will be provided after each and every lesson. Applicants who attend 80% of the lessons will be awarded a participation certificate. Applicants are to be 16 years of age or older and lessons will be conducted in English.

Those interested are to send an email to: courses@mpsmalta.com and will be guided from there on.