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Photography Courses for beginners in Pietermarizburg

BEGINNERS & ENTHUSIASTS COURSES

Our courses are designed to teach the basic fundamentals through to more advanced creative skills and techniques.

Some of the subject matter we will cover in our courses.....

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA
Camera care, how it works and what you need to know before going out to take photos.

CAMERA SETTINGS
Understanding Shutter Speed, Aperture,
Sensor speed (ISO), Focus, White Balance.
Mode/Scene settings - How useful are they?.

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CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Looking at ways to give your photos the "WOW Factor".
Anticipating moments, Utilizing props, Angles (perspective), Catch light, Reflections, Tones, Atmosphere.

PHOTO EDITING
Work with an amazing user friendly FREE editing program to dramatically improve your photos.
Fixes to lighting, contrast, colour and some special effects. Create email resolution photos quickly and easily to send to friends and family.

COMPOSITION GUIDELINES
Focal points, Horizons, Depth of Field, Background, Foreground, Negative Space/Wasted Space, Leading Lines, Framing, Symmetry, Rule of Thirds, Filling your Frame.

SKILLS AND TIPS
Things to know when trying different forms of photography. Eg. Action, Portraits, Macro, Landscapes, Silhouettes, Forced Perspective.

LIGHT
A critical aspect of photography to master. What to consider and how to use light more effectively.
Using available light and reflectors.
Flash photography - pros and cons. Our courses are presented at selected suitable venues and run on a full day basis (8am - 4pm). Venue dependant, lunch and tea may be included.

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OUR NEXT FULL DAY
BEGINNERS & ENTHUSIASTS COURSE
DATE:
Saturday 3 June 2017
from 8am - 4pm
Venue : The Gap Academy, 100 Roberts Road
Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg
(R750 p/p) Lunch and tea/coffee included.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Contact us for more details or to make a booking go to our CONTACT page.

Booking is essential as group sizes are kept small in order to ensure a more effective learning experience.
If you have a group which would like to do a course with us on a preferred date or venue, please feel free to contact us to make arrangements.

Requirements:
Participants must have their own digital cameras and memory cards. A laptop will be advantageous as we also teach basic photo editing skills. The editing program that we teach from will be provided.
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