Please note: unlike the other courses and workshops advertised on this website, booking and payment for this workshop is through the NZ Photography Workshops site. Terms and Conditions for it are posted on the NZ photography Workshops site.
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 seeing - how to recognise a potential photograph and then capture it
understanding, depth of field, shutter speed, movement, blur and sharpness
how to focus accurately, selective focus, deep focus
lenses - which focal lengths to use effectively for different effects and situations
point of view and principals of composition, perspective and lens choice
light metering, histograms, exposure control, avoiding over- and under-exposure
light quality for photography, colour and White Balance.
Bring along your own digital SLR digital camera or mirrorless digital camera. Dress for outdoors. The workshop is run indoors at Photospace and and outdoors, usually around Courtenay Place, Tory St and the National War Memorial Puke Ahu, and/or the waterfront.
Nikon DSLR and mirrorless cameras are available to hire for this workshop through NZ Photography Workshops.
Meet at Photospace, 37 Courtenay Place, 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.
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 imitating others and taking generic or look-alike photos.
Please book early as places on these workshops are quite limited. Use the Booking Form at the top of this page.