This is a practical based 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 class is definitely 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 understand techniques that you can use to your advantage. The computer is now an essential part of modern photography and this part of the course introduces you to 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, shutter speed and ISO affect the image
Practical exercise exploring the aperture & shutter speed
Make bacgrounds fuzzy or sharp
Lens and aperture impact on depth of field
Focal length, angle of view & perspective
Control the flash
What makes a 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
Where to keep your photos
Getting your photos onto the computer
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.
Some examples we will discuss