DSLR Camera Techniques

Description summary
You should enrol in this lesson if you have a sound understanding of your digital camera, but would like more creative control and flexibility when controlling difficult expose situations. The outcome of this lesson is to be able to fully understand the creative program modes settings such as shutter and aperture priority theoretically and practically.

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Level (2) – intermediate

Duration – 6 hours: 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Delivery – This is a one day lesson broken up into a 1/2 day of theory and an afternoon devoted to hands-on practical camera use.

Location – Tuition lessons can be held  held at your home/office or a mutually arranged location, please enquire when booking.

Prerequisites – Requires a sound working knowledge of your digital SLR camera.

Equipment required – A digital Prosumer or DSLR camera and the instruction manual. Additionally, you may like to bring along some example prints or electronic images you’ve taken for critique purposes.

Supplied – A complete set of lesson notes and 30 days of free support.

Topics covered

  • Configuring your camera to match Photoshop’s Colour space
  • Taking the first step into the real world of photography
    Please fasten your seatbelts
    Confronting the truth
  • Exposure – Triangle theory!
    Trade off effects
    What is ISO
    What is shutter speed
    What is an aperture
    Depth of field (DOF)
  • Automatic exposures
    Using the Mode dial
    General purpose exposure guide lines
    Basic – Pre Programmed modes
    Scene modes settings
    Mode dial settings
    Video mode
    Compensation exposure adjustments
  • Manual exposure
    Manual mode settings
    Using the camera’s internal light meter in manual mode
    Under and Over exposure
  • Selecting a Metering mode
    Metering patterns
    Reproducing accurate colour
    White balance
    Using a reference target chart – advanced


Note: Practical activity selection will depend on location, facilities available and the weather…

  • Available light photography
    Flash exposure compensation (FEC) settings
    Fill flash in practice
  • Using your built-in or pop up flash
    Locating the Flash control
    Limitations of small built-in flashes
  • External flashes
    Advanced flash technique
    Red eye explained
  • Macro photography
    What’s it all about
    Important factors
    Depth of Field
    Focus
    Lighting
    Light Loss
    Manual mode
    Self-timer
    Mirror lock-up
    Flash alternatives
    Magnification examples
  • High speed photography – Bursting a water filled Balloon
    Equipment needed
    Setup techniques
  • Food photography
    General guidelines for photographing food
    Equipment
    Positioning the food, props and camera techniques
    Props
    Camera Angle
    Focus
    Professional lighting and setup techniques
  • Photographing smoke
    Equipment
    Technique
    Postproduction in Photoshop
  • Panorama photography 
    Formed by overlapping numerous images
    Camera technique
    Equipment required

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