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 setting for the subjects of landscape, portrait and street photography.
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 1: Taking Control.
Morning Tea/coffee and a muffin (note: lunch is not included in course fee)
Custom Camera & Focus Settings
Shooting with Live View
Shooting Black & White
Using Flash (on/off-camera)
Intro to Landscape Photography
Intro to Portraiture Photography
Intro to Street Photography
Intro to Post-Processing Lightroom
Plus Creative exercises to support learning in the field with your tutor.
Our Photo School Workshops are part of the Nikon NZ Photo School, ALL CAMERA BRANDS are welcome and catered for.
9:00 am - Meet at Progear Photographics, 3 Railway Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023
9.15 am - Advance camera set-up
10:30 am - Morning Tea
11:00 am - Shooting styles: landscape, portraiture & street photography
1:00 pm - Lunch break
1:30 pm - Photography around Auckland Domain and War Memorial Museum
4:00 pm - Image review and basic editing session at Progear
5:00 pm - Workshop finishes
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.
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.
This workshop is designed for the use of DSLR, Mirrorless or Four-Thirds Camera Systems. Please let us know if you do not have a suitable camera as have a number of Nikon DSLR cameras available.
Camera Equipment: A basic list of recommended camera equipment can be found hereClothing: A list of recommended clothing to wear on the workshop can be found hereNikon Photo School: This workshop is run in association with Nikon Photo School, but all camera brands are welcome and covered.
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.