Digital photography 101

This workshop will teach you how to use your camera and understand its functions, which are the keys to capturing photographs that will last a lifetime. If you have a camera, love to take pictures, and would like to understand all the tools it has to offer, or if you are unclear about the various functions and programs, F-stops, shutter speeds, when to use which settings, and how to process your files, this intensive workshop is for you.

This two days workshop help you understand the tool you are working with. We will start with explications of what is photography and how your camera works. Learn about the exposure triangle, the most important concept in photography. We will go thru the differents terms and parts of the camera. We will not only clarify all the mysterious buttons and options on your camera, but when to use those different options. Right from the beginning, you will have your camera in hand and start manipulating it and understand how it works. We will then start to be creative and learn about shutter speed. How to use it and when.

 

Part  1

Morning session, we will cover the Basics of photography:

  • The exposure triangle
  • ISO
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture and depth of field
  • Looking at different fonctions and modes on your camera
  • File formats

In the afternoon, we will cover shutter speed. Movement or freezing the moment in photography. It’s one of the important elements in photography. We will:

  • Use the “S” and “Tv” shooting modes
  • Make files of moving subjects
  • Freeze the movement of a subject
  • Learn how to do long exposure pictures
  • And how important, playing with shutter speed is important in your composition

 

In part two of this workshop, we will start with a small recap and question period. Then, we will go thru the different focal lengths, when to use them. After, we will go thru one of the most fascinating creation tool in photography, aperture and depth of field. In the afternoon, we will talk about light in photography, problems that you might encounter and how to solve them.

 

Part 2

Morning Session, we will cover aperture, depth of field and focal lenth.

One of the major aspects in photography is depth of field. But you have to understand the relationship between the aperture, focal length and distance with your subject. We will go:

  • Different focal lengths
  • Use the “A” and “Av” shooting modes
  • When to use the different aperture to have a blurry background for a portrait or a sharp landscape picture

In the afternoon we will talk about how Photography is all about light. White balance, metering, hi-key and low-key photography, and how to solve problems like backlighting. Topics include: 

  • How your camera is reading the light
  • White balance
  • Different metering modes in your camera
  • Backlight situations

 

 

Please reserve now as places are limited. Use the contact form or you can contact me by wechat

Time and date: Please contact me for date and time
Price: 2000 RMB
Place: The SLab
2nd Floor, Building 2, No.7 Xinzhong Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
北京市东城区新中街7号2号楼 2层
The SLab is a 5 minutes walk East of Line 2 & 13 on Dongzhimen Subway Station 东直门地铁站. We’re in the same building as That’s Mandarin, upstairs of Palette Bakery.

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