Photography Basics Class

Photography Basics Class

We all need to start somewhere with our photography or we may need a refresher in the basics.  This is where the KPS Photography Basics course, which is designed for beginners or those who have a little knowledge but want to learn more or refresh the basics so as to improve their photography, comes into play.

Buying the most expensive camera is fairly pointless unless you know how to drive it.

There is a famous quote, for which I can’t find attribution, that says:

“Buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner”.   

Photography can be a very rewarding pastime or it can be a succession of frustrating failures, the difference being a bit of knowledge. The most important tool in your photographic arsenal is  the one between your ears.  It’s nice to have good equipment, but it is more important to have knowledge. Knowledge of how to drive your camera and how to approach different photographic situations.

If you can see the wisdom in these words and think you may benefit from a dose of photographic knowledge, read on about our Photograph Basics course.

Classes for 2018 are now completed. Visit these pages again for details of 2019 classes which will be posted once available

Camera Craft / Beginners / Intermediate

April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, and May 12 2018

1pm to 4pm Boronia West Primary School.

Members $60

Non Members $110 (Includes membership to Dec 31, 2018

Classes are limited to 10 to 12 max. If you think you may be interested please email our secretary, Rob,via our contact page.

This course covers some of the photography basics including:

  • How the camera produces an image
  • Setting up your camera to get the best results from it
  • Differences between raw and jpg images
  • Pros and cons of different types of camera
  • The effects of different lenses
  • Are you getting what you want from your camera? Taking control of your image capture. Diagnosing things that may have gone wrong.
  • Controlling exposure – effects of shutter speed, aperture and ISO
  • Controlling depth of field
  • Interactions and possible compromises when choosing camera settings
  • The effects of different types of light, basic use of flash
  • The basics of managing colour
  • The basics of managing colour
  • The basics of managing colour
  • Basic composition considerations
  • Post processing options.
  • And much more!

The course does not intend to go into a lot of technical details and advanced subtleties of the photographic process but rather to provide a firm basic foundation on which you can build.

It is considered particularly suitable for beginners but may also be useful for intermediate shooters who may feel that they have some gaps in their basic understanding.

Map and contact details here.

Just bring yourself, pen and paper, camera and a thirst for knowledge. Oh, and manual for your camera (if possible)

If you have little or no idea about all the terms above, don’t worry, as they will all be explained as will their place in the photographer’s arsenal.

Once you have learned to drive your camera you should consider turning your thoughts to post production by which we mean using computer software to make the images your camera produces into images more like what you saw when you took the photo.

KPS also runs annual courses on Adobe Lightroom for beginners and well as the more Advanced Lightroom User.

 If you need further information please get in touch with us via our Contact page.

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