This 8-week technical course aims at guiding you step by step to go off-auto and use your digital camera in full manual mode.
You will be introduced to the fundamentals of photography (photographic exposure ISO, aperture, shutter speed, etc) and the most important settings.
You will gain the confidence you need to take control of your camera and get creative.
At the end of the workshop you will be able to:
-demonstrate a critical understanding of the fundamentals of Photography
-demonstrate a practical engagement with photography by taking your own photographs in manual shooting mode
-develop a critical mind of what constitutes a technically good photograph and be able to deconstruct the photographic code
General Outline of a Lesson Plan for each Weekly Session
Each session consists of mainly three parts:
Looking at your photographs (homework based on the theme of the previous week), commenting on the composition and technical aspects of them, and suggesting ways to improve them. At the same time, I will be answering your questions helping you to make your beginners' photography journey as easy as possible.
Explaining and demonstrating the new weekly theme. You will be applying in practice step by step what has been demonstrated and with my help, you will be able to understand and further practise every single aspect of shooting in Manual Mode as well as all the most important functions and settings of your digital camera.
Summing up the main ideas, which were discussed during the previous parts and discussing the nature of your next homework.
At the the end of each weekly session, I will be sending you e-handouts by email.
A DSLR camera is ideally the best type of camera you can have if you want to really explore and experiment with photography at a beginner level. However, all types of cameras are welcome, as long as they have a manual shooting mode setting.