Photography 101

Whether you want to tell a story, sell a product or just capture the beauty around you, photography is essential for fulfilling your creative vision. On this course, we will teach you the skills you need to make the transition from fully automatic to fully manual shooting. Expand your creative potential and capture the images you have always dreamt of by joining this course today. 

 

personal and hands-on

If you're frustrated with reading manuals or watching videos to understand how to photograph, join one of our classes for an authentic way of learning while getting the personal attention you deserve. 

What is Photography?  

Photographic styles and how you use it as a forms of communication. Photography is a process of capturing and recording. Understanding the concept of exposure, is essential to your ability to capture the scene, the way you see it. Finally we take look at the various types of cameras currently available and why you would use one over the other.

Camera Functions and Lenses

In this lesson , we will look at the common functions that appear on most cameras and make clear their use. Understanding these functions will expand your creative control and open up new possibilities for your images. We also explore the most frequently used lenses and when and where they are used.

Motion and Depth​​

Controlling and manipulating motion and depth in your images will allow you to add drama and sophistication to your images. Whether you want to freeze an athlete in action or blur the background of a portrait, controlling motion and depth will expand your capabilities and allow you to explore new subjects.

 

Composition

Composition refers to the placement and relationship of elements within a picture. The arrangement of elements in a scene, the angle they are shot at, and the distance the photo is taken from, can completely change the final outcome of your photograph. Understanding how to explore all of the compositional possibilities of the scene will greatly improve your ability to capture the best photographs.

 

How Much Light is enough?

To fully understand how much light, you need to capture for a scene, you need a way of measuring how much light is there. This lesson we'll looks at the light meter and discusses how it can be used to understand your exposure, even before you have taken the picture and is essential to moving into Full Manual mode.

 

Fully Manual Mode

The marriage of shutter and aperture in manual mode gives you the most creative control offered to you by the camera. Having an understanding of the relationship between the two, will allow you to expand the potential of your photography and make creative decisions that were not available to you before!

The Color of Light

We look at the different colors of various light sources and how they can change the atmosphere and mood of your photographs. We explore focusing and how it is key for taking high quality photographs that are sharp and capture your vision.

 

The Digital Image

Here we explore file format and how digital images are constructed. This gives you an insight into the file formats available on your camera which equips you with the knowledge to select the highest quality file format and image size that best suits your purpose. We will also look at some image editing software and the key differences between the most popular ones on the market.