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.
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.
- 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
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
Reproducing accurate colour
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
Whatâ€™s it all about
Depth of Field
- High speed photography – Bursting a water filled Balloon
- Food photography
General guidelines for photographing food
Positioning the food, props and camera techniques
Professional lighting and setup techniques
- Photographing smoke
Postproduction in Photoshop
- Panorama photography
Formed by overlapping numerous images