Do you have a camera that you know has so many options you just don’t know where to start? Are you shooting in aperture priority, but your images aren’t coming out the way you want? Do people tell you that you take great pictures but you want to be better? Our introduction workshop starts at the very beginning.
We start by teaching you the basics of the camera functions, in a classroom setting. You will be emailed a free ebook before that you can use during the workshop and beyond. After a small information session, then we get to the fun hands-on training part! We’ll take you out on a photo safari for hands-on learning with multiple instructors and real models. The models all sign release forms before shooting, so you can keep your photos to build your portfolio! We’ll answer all your questions as you start applying your new introduction photography knowledge in the field. We’ll provide the models and the amazing locations, you provide the energy and your own camera to this awesome introduction workshop!
The goal for the Intro workshop is to get you comfortable with you camera and shooting in manual mode. The first hour of this 3-hour workshop is going over those seemingly daunting camera settings you’ve heard about but don’t know how to use. We explain everything with visuals in an open question environment.
A minimum of 3 professionals are within arm’s length to help you get your camera prepared for manual shooting. We like to make it as close to a one-on-one session as we can. At the end of the lecture we roam the outdoor classroom, the beautiful and historic Barrington Hall, and turn words to action while photographing real models. The professionals will walk you through their camera’s manual settings and explain different types of lighting. This is a great opportunity to shoot as much as you want, and explore your camera’s settings while having the guidance of professionals close by.
During this workshop, we will cover:
- What your manual camera settings do
- Understanding how light works in your camera
- How to read and use your in-camera meter
- How to shoot portraits of people in manual settings
- Rules of Thumb for photography beginners
- First steps in finding flattering lighting for your subjects
- How to shoot a portrait when the light isn’t favorable
- How to read a histogram for perfectly exposed images
After the introduction workshop, you will receive video feedback follow up for images you took during the workshop, as well as a video overview emailed to you after the workshop to review all topics covered. If you are looking to better get to know your camera, this is the workshop for you!