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This workshop is for The Who has just purchased their first DSLR or
Mirrorless camera system and don't want to use in automatic mode. If you feel intimidated by your camera's dials, buttons and settings, this workshop is perfect for you.This course is not for photographers that use smartphones or compact digital cameras, or for people who wish to learn advanced photographic skills. The class is one night per week for 3 weeks
Week one we cover
How to hold your camera correctly, which helps you to get sharp photos every time. Which lenses to use for which photos, so that you can best capture a specific subject or scene. How to change lenses correctly in order to prevent irritating dust spots from forming on each photograph.
Why and when you should support your camera on tripods and bean bags.
Different Shooting modes (which allows you to be more creative).
White balance and Metering mode (which allows you to influence the 'warmth' or 'coolness' of your photos and the way that the camera exposes what it sees. Drive mode (which allows you to shoot like a pistol or like a machine gun). Auto focus mode (which tells the camera whether you're photographing something standing still or something that is moving). Auto focus point selection (which allows you to focus on either the whole subject or scene, or on a very specific part of it). ISO (which allows you to take sharp photos in low light conditions) Exposure compensation (which allows you to quickly make a photo lighter or darker).
This is a practical week we go out and shoot to put everything you learned during the past 2 classes together and make sure you have a good understanding of your new camera.
Are you ready to take your photography to the next level by learning creative lighting in this 2 hour workshop. In this one day workshop you will discover the wonders of how light can effect your images. You'll learn how to use the photo equipment including soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots and flash-meters. You'll do exceptional lighting effects as well as adjust your shoot for exact results. From classic lighting such as key light & fill light, to white on white. Additionally, you'll learn how to work with mixed lighting (Ambient and flash), motion blur with flash. The Lighting effects learned in this workshop are top notch and will provide you with solid experience in lighting that is applicable outside of the Photo Studio. This course is an excellent opportunity to experience Photo Studio shooting without the extra cost of Photo studio rentals and equipment. We highly recommend taking this course to fully understand lighting in and outside of the Studio.
During this workshop we will be using natural light, studio strobe and on camera flash to achieve the desired look you want.
What is covered in the workshop
In the portrait photography workshop we do not just cover how to pose the person in front of the camera, we also talk about how to keep them engaged through out the session. What type of lighting to use to Set the mood of the photo. We will also talk about what shutters speeds to use and how the effect your image, which ISO to set your camera at to achieve the final look you want and which f-stop is preferable and why, how your lens choice affects your photos.
In this 3 hour class we will cover the basics of portraiture, helping get you to a place of comfort when working with human subjects, we also talk about how to keep them engaged through out the session. We will spend time discussing both natural and studio lighting, providing you with a background in both portraiture settings. We will also cover topics that include posing basics, how to interact with your subject while shooting, suggested gear for portraiture.
This is an immersive class, we walk the streets of Syracuse, taking photos of street life. Does Street photography excite and scare you. Would you like to capture the moment but your inhibitions put obstacles in your way? Then this class is definitely for you! This 3 hour class was designed for people wishing to learn street photography, by discovering its history, its great figures, and through accompanied practice. The curriculum will be developed in three parts, each necessary to begin effectively in this photographic art:
At the end of the class, you will approach this practice in a more serene way and with the necessary inspiration to flourish on the awesome playground that is the street!