Introduction to Digital Photography

This workshop is currently scheduled to run on the followings dates:

This workshop is limited to 5 people.

My popular Introduction to Digital Photography workshop is ideal if you are new to digital photography and would like to learn the basics of how to control your camera so that you can get the most out of it and can start taking steps to improve your photography.

At the end of the workshop you will have a better understanding of how your camera works, how to control its primary functions, and how to use those controls to get the sorts of photographs that you want to make.

For example, at the end of the day you will understand why your camera sometimes makes the subject of your photograph too dark or too bright; or why your camera sometimes chooses to focus on the things that you don’t want it to focus on; or why some backgrounds are soft and blurry and why others are all sharp. In this workshop we will discuss all of these issues, why they happen, how to control them, and lots more.

During the day we generally cover the following concepts and skills:

  • The role of camera’s aperture and shutter speed to control the amount of light that the camera needs to make a picture
  • The differences between the A or Av, S or Tv, M, P and fully automatic camera modes
  • The concept of exposure
  • The implications of different aperture and shutter speed selections
  • The purpose and implications of different ISO settings
  • Focusing skills
  • The importance of ‘white balance’ settings
  • … and more.

During the day we alternate between discussing, demonstrating, and practicing what you learn. This is a very practical workshop and there are plenty of opportunities for individual discussions and one-to-one help with your camera. At the end of the workshop we review the images that each participant makes during the day.