Course Type: Face to Face Workshop
Duration: 2 Full Days
Date: October First Week – Sat & Sunday
Time: -09:00 AM to 18:00 PM
This hands-on course is done in 5 sessions over two days. If you want to start with portrait, headshots or studio photography, this course is for you.
Fist session will start with Philosophy of photography followed by a deep understanding of composition.
The second session will involve a deep understanding of camera handling in manual mode and understanding the exposure. The third session will involve understanding light and how it affects photographs.
The second day we will be working in a studio and learn all about the basics of studio lighting (details below). The second half of the day will be spent looking understanding advanced aspects of studio lighting and shooting a model in beauty photography settings.
This action-packed workshop will have lots of practical work and all theory will be explained via practical work/tasks.
PART 1 – COMPOSITION
Even before someone picks a camera, the composition is a must learn the skill. These skills can make you an amazing photographer even if you are just shooting with an iPhone or any point and shoot. If your composition is strong, you can click great photos.
One can learn a few articles about composition and feel satisfied, but there is nothing like practising on the field with the actual camera in your hand and having instant feedback and going back and improving your image.
In this practical session, you will learn the rules of composition and then practice the same using your camera, with feedback from the instructor.
This is a point-and-shoot / phone camera friendly session and you are welcome to use your DSLR too. After this session, the students get the wow moment seeing how awesome their own photography becomes, with just a bit of attention to some of the basic concepts.
1. Learn the Basics of Composition and composition principles. Practice them on the spot and get feedback.
2. Learn the power of your Point of View and how it can make a difference in your photography.
3. Learn about Creative composition and adding extra punch in your photos.
PART 2 CAMERA HANDLING (DSLR OR MIRRORLESS SLT)
Learn All About the Basics of Camera Handling in Manual Mode
Learn about Aperture, Lenses, Shutter Speed and ISO
Learn About Exposure in Manual Mode
Learn power use of other modes like aperture priority, shutter priority and P
Learn Advanced handling of White Balance
PART 3 – HANDLING OUTDOOR LIGHTING
Some Photographers say that lighting is what makes all the difference in a photograph. After you have learnt to get the right amount of light into the camera (Exposure), you need to start working on the quality of light. This is where your EYE and CREATIVITY starting taking prominence and you start moving towards the art of photography from the science of photography.
In this session you will learn about:
1. Hard Light and Soft light, which one to use and how to convert soft light to hard light.
2. Colour of Light and how to handle it using White Balance and Filters.
3. The direction of Light and how to handle it.
4. Handling Natural Light to get desired results.
PART 4 – BASICS OF STUDIO LIGHTING (Day 2)
Once you have mastered the basics of camera handling, the next challenge in your journey towards becoming a professional photographer is your handling of Studio Lighting. To most of us, this is a daunting experience until we become comfortable with it. Remember, it is not always as easy as just putting a light on a pole and direct it towards the model and shoot. There are lot’s of nuances that need to be understood, and learnt as far as quality, quantity, colour and direction of light is concerned.
In this session (which is the 4th step in “Basics of Photography” series), you will learn the basics of studio lighting plus those nuances that make a difference. Whether you have learned photography in TAFE, Uni or just by yourself, I bet there would still be some things that you will pick up from this session.
Whether you have studio lights at home or not? We will still help you to get around it. Even if you do not have a studio or lights, learning these skills is a must because this effects the quality of your photography in more ways than you think.
1. Learn about Studio and Studio Lighting Equipment
2. Hands-on operation of various studio lights and lighting angle
3. 3 Lights Setup for shooting portraits.
4. Shooting a voluntary model with light setups.
BONUS: Orientation to replicating results using natural light or speed lights (depends upon the flow of the workshop)
PART 5 – ADVANCED STUDIO LIGHTING & BEAUTY SHOOT (Day 2)
Soft light is an easy servant but Hard light is a tough one. It is easy to take nice photos in a regular 3 light setup, but the hallmark of a good photographer is handling of hard lights or one light or a 5 lights setup.
This workshop builds on the skills that you learn in Basic Lighting workshop and teaches you advanced handling of studio lights.
1. Learn about advanced lighting equipment like Booms, Frog Stands etc.
2. Creating Hard Studio Light and it’s creative usage.
3. Hands-on operation of advanced lighting setups.
4. 1 light setup (soft and hard versions) and the magic it can go with Beauty Shoots.
5. Multilight setups and the magic it can create in an advanced beauty concept.
BONUS: SHOOTING A BEAUTY MODEL WITH ADVANCED LIGHTING SETUP FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO.