Beyond Beginners: Take More Control $ 179.00
Take More Control
A photography course on the Sunshine Coast
You have previously attended our »Beginners Course« or know from practical experience how to use aperture priority and shutter priority to control the look of your image? Excellent than this course is for you! »Beyond Beginners: Take More Control« will teach you how to get even better results - all the time. The camera's automatic exposure calculations are good in some conditions. But many times the exposure must be tweaked manually to achieve the perfect look that your photos deserve. Exposure compensation is a simple method to alter the brightness of an image but there are several ways to do this and we'll make sure you know when to choose which technique.
We'll teach you how to use different metering programs such as spot metering to skillfully expose a darker subject in front of a bright background. You'll see how washed out skies get back their intense blue colour and how light and shadow can be used creatively to enrich the story your images are telling. You will learn how to use full manual mode (M mode) and when to use it (it's not the right choice for every photo). Once you understand the fundamental principles of photography it's easy to make the right choices quickly. Small individual or group assignments during the workshop help to make the new skills accessible to you permanently.
Black and white photography is an art in itself and it forces the photographer to focus even more on image composition. You will learn how to dramatically improve the quality and uniqueness of your images by following (or sometimes braking!) the established rules of image composition.
When shooting indoors or in the shade the colours sometimes don't come out right. But it's easy to overcome this limitation by choosing the right white balance for your photo. You will learn how different settings alter the way photos look and ultimately how they let you take more control.
The workshop »Beyond Beginners: Take More Control« is split into two sessions of 3 hours each on two consecutive days. That gives you more than enough time to let everything sink in. You can even sleep on the first day's curriculum and come back with any questions you might have on the following day.
Our friendly and experienced instructors can't wait to help you get your photography skills to the next level. Due to the small group size of just 8 there is plenty of time to work tightly with each participant and to cover all your questions. Join us now to experience our signature workshop atmosphere that doesn't feel like a class room at all but will change the way you shoot forever!
What you'll learn to master
- Tweak the camera's exposure
perfect exposure compensation
- Use spot metering
for difficult lighting situations
- Full manual mode
take control and master the M mode
- White balance
better colour for you photos
- Use image composition like a pro
for black and white and for colour
- Modern learning techniques
help you memorise your new skills
- Lots of practical exercise
individual and group assignments
- Suitable for intermediate shooters
or anybody who wants to take more control
What to bring
- your camera with fully charged batteries and enough free space on your memory card (most camera models are suitable. For details see our FAQ)
- physical fitness for a longer stroll
Course datesPhotography Course »Beyond Beginners«
For intermediate shooters on the Sunshine Coast (where exactly?)
Group size: up to 8, duration: 2 x 3 hours, price: $ 179.00