This is a practical based one-day photography course. Part of the time is in the classroom, part outside in the vineyard. It is aimed at beginners who own a Digital SLR camera and who want to take more creative control their Digital SLR. Learn to speak the language of your camera and how to create various effects, such as a shallow depth of field, freezing & blurring motion as well as panning moving subjects.
Make the most out of your lens and learn how various focal lengths alter the image and how to use the lens creatively. This course is an introduction to photography and by the end you will understand basic elements of camera control and be aware of techniques that will improve your photography.
The computer is now an essential part of modern photography and this part of the course introduces Photoshop and Lightroom and demonstrates the 5 basic steps to image improvement and enhancement. This short course will make you a better digital photographer.
The course will look at:
How the aperture and shutter speed affect the image
Practical exercise exploring the aperture & shutter speed
Depth of field
Lens impact on depth of field
Focal length, Angle of View & Perspective
What makes good composition
Camera buttons, functions, menus, settings
When to use manual settings
When to use aperture priority & other modes
Best practice for camera handling
Light meter and metering modes
How the digital image is constructed
The sensor, sensor sizes and covering area
Practical exercise with histograms to determine correct exposure
Sensor size and lens magnification factor
White Balance and Colour theory
Advantages of shooting RAW
What makes a good photo
Post production using Lightroom and Photoshop
Note that the end time is stated as 4.30pm. There is no problem if students want to stay later than this.