“Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn”
– Benjamin Franklin
Quite often teaching a budding photographer how to improve their picture taking skills takes a little more than just explaining how they can achieve better results.
This last Saturday I conducted my “Getting to know and LOVE your DSLR” workshop for 2014 in York, Western Australia.
We covered each component of the workshop working through a 50 page workbook before putting it all into practice with hands on, practical tuition.
The in classroom portion of the day consisted of:
Composition and Perspective – We learned how to compose our photographs in interesting ways and to consider perspective and how it can improve our image.
Lens and focal length selection – How different lenses give different results and what the best focal length would be.
Output, downloading and storage – What to do with your images after you have taken them.
Exposure, Auto and semi-manual settings – Understanding the “perfect” exposure settings and moving through Auto and semi-manual settings.
Understanding Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, White Balance and Metering Modes – Bringing all the major elements of photography together.
At each step it’s important we put what we learned into practice keeping in mind that we were here to learn how to LOVE our DSLR. Everyone learns differently and not always in the classroom.
Ah Haaaa moments are not uncommon in my workshops and when everything clicks (pardon the pun) well, that’s just so rewarding not only for you but also for me!
If you would like to know more about my next workshop, would like a more personal approach with one on one tuition or would like to make up your own group, please email me for more details.