ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE INFORMATION
This is the second run of Online Photography Course via Zoom. Previous attendees have found the sessions to be challenging but rewarding and fun course.
You do not need to own a camera to join the course; we can also give advice on a good first camera to buy!
Each Tuesday session starts at 8:00 pm will last between 60 and 90 minutes covering a specific topic each week and allow plenty of time for Q&As.
As part of course we also have a Course WhatsApp group and access to the Club's Online Forum. to enable learners to ask for support between sessions from club members as well as sharing experience with other beginners. This also serves as a place where users can submit images and receive critiques.
The course will also include two practical assignments where you can test your understanding of the topics to date. The course agenda is detailed below or you can view (and print) on the PDF link.
Please email us to reserve your place.
SESSION 1: METERING
Introduction to cameras and lenses. Light meter in camera, middle grey, zoning system. Pattern, spot or centre weighted exposure. Exposure triangle.
SESSION 2: COMPOSITION
What makes a good image? Portrait or landscape, rule of thirds, leading lines, triangles. Foreground, middle ground and background.
SESSION 3: EXPOSURE SETTINGS
Aperture, shutter speed, ISO and how they work. Stops. How to choose settings and compromises made. Practical assignment.
SESSION 4: FOCUS
Review assignments. Manual v auto. Depth of field, hyperfocal distance. Depth of Field with different lenses. Collapsed perspective with long lenses. Back button focussing. Review exposure
SESSION 5: CAMERAS & PORTRAITS
Full frame, cropped sensor, compact, DSLR v mirrorless, phones. Portraits and environmental portraits, portrait lenses, bokeh
SESSION 6: LENSES & STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
Prime v Zoom, Wide, Standard & Telephoto Lenses etc.
Review assignments. When and how to use flash. On-camera pop up flash, Speedlights, studio flash. Light meters and TTL dedicated flash. Guide numbers. Flash power
SESSION 8: LANDSCAPES
Tripod & filters and how to use them.
SESSION 9: PROCESSING IMAGES
An introduction to Photoshop.
SESSION 10: CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
And misc. items to close the 10 week course.