Intermediate Photography Workshop – 8 Hours mentoring
The intermediate Photography Course is a great class for people who already have some knowledge of digital photography and know how to use their cameras in fully manual mode. The course explores more advanced camera functions, flash, elements of good composition and various creative techniques. The Intermediate photography course normally runs from 10.00am till 4.00pm. There is a short lunch break, and one tea/coffee break.
During intermediate photography course you will learn:
– A quick overview of the photographers kit.
– Refresher of all the different focusing modes: single, continuous and manual.
– How to choose the most suitable exposure mode – M, A/Av, S/Tv.
– How to speed up your photography – When? and Why? Aperture priority (A/Av) and Shutter speed priority(S/Tv) plus how to use the Exposure compensation.
– How to read and use Histograms to improve your photography.
– What is middle grey and why does it matter?
– Getting serious with metering systems – Matrix/Evaluative, Partial and Spot
– How to avoid blown highlights in your photographs
Introduction to in-camera flash:
– Relationship between flash, ISO and shutter speed.
– Minimising the flash appearance on the pictures
– Fill-in flash
– Creative use of flash
– Indoor and low light shooting without flash.
– Rule of thirds
– Filling the frame
– Patterns and textures
– Leading lines
– Frame within the frame
– Negative space
What to bring and camera suitability:
All DSLR, mirrorless compact systems and bridge cameras are suitable as long as they allow full manual control by selecting M on mode dial or through the camera menu.
As long as you are able to control the aperture, shutter speeds and ISO – you will enjoy your course! All the technical aspects of photography we will be talking about and the practical exercises will be relevant.