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Get the Best Out of Your Digital SLR

Get the Best Out of Your Digital SLR

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  • Wed 5 Dec ’12, 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 27 Jan ’13, 9:30am – 4:30pm


The PhotoWorkshop, 3 Campbell Drive, Martinborough


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Workshop fee: $195.00

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. If you use the Green auto button - then this course is for you!
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:
Photography essentials;
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;
Focus technique;
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;
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.

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