Basic Creative Photography Workshops Next workshop dates - January 2019, Saturdays t.b.a. -
This is a beginner-level one-day workshop on basic camera and lens use, taking full control of your camera, understanding light and exposure, composition and photographic seeing. Places limited.
Please note: the booking form below will be working when we announce the workshop dates. In the meantime, if you are interested in this workshop, please email james Gilberd at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. I will contact you when we update the booking information.
Booking and payment will be done through the NZ Photography Workshops site.
If you have a group of friends or colleagues who're interested in learning the basics of photography, this workshop could be run on demand at a later date as a package deal for everyone. Please ask.
The Introductory Creative Photography Workshop will cover:
getting away from auto-everything / point-and-shoot - using your DSLR or mirrorless digital camera for full creative control
photographic vision - how to see a potential photograph and then capture it
understanding, depth of field, shutter speed, movement, blur and sharpness
how to focus accurately, selective focus
lenses - which to choose for different effects and situations
point of view and principals of composition, perspective and lens choice
light metering, histograms, exposure control
light quality for photography, colour and White Balance.
Bring along your own digital SLR digital camera or mirrorless digital camera, and a tripod if you have one. Dress for outdoors.
Meet at Photospace where we will go through the operation of your camera so you understand all of the main creative controls and how they work together. We'll put this theory into practice during outdoor photography sessions, then meet back at Photospace to review your results and offer useful feedback.
This is intended as something of a crash course in the basics of creative photography. For a more extensive and comprehensive course, Photocourse 1 is recommended. New Zealand Photography Workshops also run a range of more advanced outdoor photo workshops that you will get most benefit from once you have the ability to use your camera with full creative control. From that point on, you can enjoy making photographs turn out the way you envisage them, and follow your own visual creative pathway instead of just following others and generic, taking look-alike photos.
Please book early, as places on these workshops are quite limited. Booking form is above.
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