Whether you are completely new to photography and want to learn the basics, or want to refresh your skills and take your photography to the next level: this 1-day beginners workshop, taking place in a zoo, is here to help you master your camera.
If you just bought yourself a nice new camera, I can hear you think: ‘what on earth do I need to do with all those buttons?’ Don’t worry, you’re not the only one!
My courses are designed in such a way to explain all you want (and need) to know about photography in simple, easy to understand words.
All courses take place in a zoo. This is the best location to enable you to practice all you will learn during the theoretical sessions in real-life situations straight away. Multiple times during the photography course we will go outside to play around with your newly gained knowledge.
I will help you understand the basics of photography in a step-by-step way, so you can take full control of all those buttons! It will be no longer the camera who decides how your photo will turn out, but you telling the camera exactly how you want your photo to look!
In this course I will teach you all you want to know about photography, using my experience of years of being a professional nature & wildlife photographer. As example of the subjects we discuss, I will show you my own photos. I will also tell you stories about my photography in Africa and many other countries, and teach you everything I came to know about photography over the years. In this way you will improve your photography skills so much faster than just learning the theory. Oh, and it creates a fun and informal setting!
To finish off we will play around with the creative options we came to know during the course: we will do some light painting, look at how to photograph stars and star trails and transform you into ‘photo journalist for a day’, when you go out on your first photo assignment, shooting your best possible photo! All for fun of course!
My courses start at the basics. We look at your camera in a physical way to learn to understand all the abbreviations, buttons, etc. How does your camera work? Why do you need (or do not need) different lenses?
Then we will look at the first practical steps: aperture, shutter speed, iso value, exposure compensation. What does this mean? How do you use and control it? And how do you use it to unlock endless creativity?
Now it’s time to get off auto, and move to more creative camera settings: you are in control of your camera now! Next up are subjects like composition, direction of light, white balance, the histogram and more.