Getting your shot begins with learning how to use the creative controls of your digital camera. In this one-day workshop, you will be immersed in a series of field exercises and classroom study to learn the practical techniques for using manual settings in order to capture an image with impact.
Beyond Basics is for those who already understand the relationship of shutter speeds and aperture settings but want to improve their photography through composition and advanced manual settings. This hands-on approach will improve your photography as you will practice using exposure compensation, bracketing, panning, and panorama techniques.
Northern Arizona University Photography instructor, Amy Horn, will lead this small group workshop and guide you in the compositional techniques to improve your photos, whether it is the rule of thirds, framing or lines and repetition. Special emphasis on tripods, filters, lenses and additional accessories will be demonstrated to understand the “gadgets” of photography and how they can impact the image you capture.
Don’t forget to bring a tripod (if you have one), camera, camera manual, charged battery and 3-5 images for in-class shooting and critiques.
Participants should plan on bringing your camera, manual and tripod.
Day One – October 27
- The workshop will begin at 8:00 am. Please arrive a few minutes early to find a seat and get settled.
- After a brief workshop introduction and review of participant objectives, we will begin with a quick review of the Exposure Triangle — Shutter, Aperture and ISO
- Next we will interpret our Histograms and Blinkies and how to adjust for correct exposure.
- We will apply Hyperfocal Distance to focus your images for maximum impact.
- Next we will look at the direction of light — front, back and side lighting and how it changes your image.
- We will take frequent breaks from our classroom session to practice what we’ve learned.
- Lunch break.
- After lunch we will look at the Creative components of exposure including Exposure Compensation, Bracketing/HDR, Panning, Zoom, Flash and Panoramas.
- We will cover Composition Basics and Techniques before returning to more sessions with our cameras. In the field we will continue to practice the components learned during this seminar.
- Critique session of 2-3 images per participant. (Photos you bring with you digital or print).
- General discussion on equipment, accessories and workflow will wrap up our workshop.
- Adjourn by 5:00 pm
Photo 102 is designed for students who already have a grasp of the basics of camera mechanics. Participants should be familiar with their modes, dials and menus on their cameras, and understand aperture, shutter and manual settings. If you are not familiar with these items, you should take Photo 101 prior to this class.
The workshop will be held:
University of Phoenix/Bank of the West
1625 W. Fountainhead Pkwy
The workshop will begin promptly at 8:00am. Please arrive a few minutes early to locate the classroom and find a seat.
Workshop Registration Terms
Arizona Highways PhotoScapes reserves the right to cancel any workshop if our minimum student enrollment is not met. In the event AHPS cancels a workshop, participants will be given the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund for the workshop components booked directly with AHPS. Please Note: we are not liable for the additional expenses incurred such as airfare, hotel accommodations or any other components booked outside of the workshop.