Duration: One day
Location: Progear, Auckland
Price: $295

1st March 2020

This is a one-day, practical, hands-on workshop aimed at an intermediate level. An in-depth guide using your DSLR or mirrorless digital camera with full understanding and creative control.
This workshop assumes that you have moved past “Auto” and are using Aperture, Shutter and Manual Modes for most of your images. We will expand each mode in detail and cover the best subjects to use them on.
This workshop will get you familiar with working with “Live View” (on a Tripod) understanding the benefits of Exposure Simulation and a live histogram metering. Learn how to read your image review with RGB histograms, Highlight burnouts and exposing to the right.
Our in-field creative exercises will cover: getting the best out of different focal length lenses, understanding Hyperfocal Focus and creative composition. The day will end with a group review session to look over the images captured along with a basic introduction Post Processing with an overview of RAW processing in Adobe Lightroom.
This is designed as an intermediate level workshop for people that already have an understanding of basic setting and how to shoot in manual mode, if you are yet to master the basics please look at Photo School Part 1: Getting Started

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Pocket Guide to Digital Photography
  • Tuition from Ken Wright
  • Morning Tea/Coffee and a muffin (note: lunch is not included in course fee)

TOPICS COVERED

  • Most important camera settings reiterated
  • Advanced focus & hyperfocal distance
  • Understanding light quality & White balance (understanding colour temp)
  • Shooting Black & White
  • The histogram in detail & finer points of exposure
  • Using Flash (on/off-camera)
  • Shooting with Live View
  • Advanced autofocus modes
  • Composition (rules & when to break them)
  • Post-production editing - basic Adobe Lightroom
  • Introduction to landscape, portraiture & doco photography
  • Shooting from a tripod, long exposure, low light shooting
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FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Itinerary

    • 9:00am - Meet at Progear Photographics, 3 Railway Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023
    • 9.15am - Work through camera use and controls
    • 11:30 - Photography around Newmarket Park
    • 13:00 - Lunch break
    • 13:30 - Creative settings and choices
    • 14:00 - Photography around Auckland Domain and War Memorial Museum
    • 16:00 - Image review session at Progear
    • 17:00 - Workshop finishes
  • Class Size

    We believe that working in a smaller group provides the best possible learning outcomes. Our one-day workshops provide a tutor to student ratio of 1:4 or better. Group size is limited to 8, and with a group of 5 or more an assistant will be present to make sure everyone receives the attention they need.
  • Location

    Meet at Progear Photographics, 3 Railway Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023 for a coffee and a run-through of camera setup and the basics. Then we will photograph in a couple of locations across the city.
  • Equipment & Experience

    This is designed as an intermediate level workshop for people that already have an understanding of basic setting and how to shoot in manual mode, if you are yet to master the basics please look at Photo School Part 1: Getting Started
    Camera Equipment: Our workshops focus on how to use your camera, not your type of camera. DSLR, Mirrorless Compact System, Four-Thirds, Bridge, Superzoom and Compact cameras may be used. We also have Nikon DSLR bodies available for hire if you do not have a suitable camera. (Workshop does not cover cellphone cameras or film cameras). A basic list of recommended camera equipment can be found here
    Clothing:A list of recommended clothing to wear on the workshop can be found here
  • Booking & Payment

    A non-refundable deposit of NZD$100.00 is required to reserve your space for the workshop. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the start of the workshop. You may pay in full at time of booking, the balance (minus the deposit) will remain fully refundable until 14 days before the workshop.
    Booking and Cancellation Policy: Please click here for our booking and cancellation policy.
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TUTORS

Plus assistant for groups of 6-10
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