This 3 weeks, 7.5 hours workshop is an extension of the express class and is designed to provide the students with a sound knowledge of how to operate their cameras for both solid technical results, as well as creative applications. This class is based on multiple lecture presentations as well as extensive hands-on applications and one on one support. Students will be required to practice and produce images on a weekly basis demonstrating their application of the materials taught. Q&A’s are also an integral part of this extended workshop.
The topics covered in this workshop include:
Camera and lens basics, F-Stops, shutter speeds, ISO, focal lengths
Automatic versus manual captures, RAW versus JPG
Understanding histograms, correct exposures in varied conditions
Color temperature, white balance
Focus points, depth of field, including for creative purposes
Drive modes; from single images to high speed multiple captures
Freezing action or capturing movement
Basic composition principles and creative approaches
Basic photo editing in Photoshop
Reviews of practice images
Suggestions for applications in varied environments
Future equipment needs
Discussions on each student’s aspirations with their photography
Student requirements: Camera and lens (or multiple lenses), fully charged battery, media card, camera manual, and tripod if available.