Photography for Beginners

In this comprehensive Course, through the help and guidance of a Professional Photography Tutor, you will learn the fundamentals, and the principles of Photography in depth. You will go beyond the ‘full auto’ or program setting on your digital Optical DSLR or Mirrorless camera using the Shutter, Aperture and Manual modes. Learn how to set up, and use your camera properly, and capture truly creative and memorable photographs. This Course also gives students an opportunity to practice some of the theory, and exercises they have learnt during through the Course, in the experience of a 2 x hour field trip to be held in Week 7. This Course precedes the Intermediate Photography Course, which is offered every term, through the College.

Creative Kids:

Minimum age for this Course is 15

Skill Level:

This class is suitable for students, whom have a basic knowledge of their camera and controls, and or have completed either a;

  • Getting to Know your Camera Class
  • Basic DSLR / Photography Class or similar

Course Outcome:

You will learn:

  • To set up your camera properly; iso, image size and white balance, and colour space
  • Reviewing your photographs properly
  • Processing software and introduction to backing up

The fundamentals and principles of photography including;

  • How to Focus properly and recompose
  • Composition
  • Portraiture
  • Night photography
  • Aperture and Depth of Field – DOF

•Shutter and Shutter speeds – freezing and blurring

Course Outline in detail:

  • Introduction, set up, focus and recompose, and getting it sharp
  • Point of View – POV, Composition and Negative space and Reviewing your photograph(s)
  • Light and exposure, Aperture – Depth of Field and shutter speeds introduction, The Exposure Triangle, and under and over exposure.
  • Portraiture, with flash and available light, family & group Photography.
  • Action Photography; Motor drive set up, Focusing modes, shutter speeds slow to fast, Action photography – Freezing the moment and Panning.
  • Night Photography; Set up – iso and noise, hand held and long exposures, and an introduction to light painting.
  • Photography equipment introduction; Memory cards, batteries, lenses, lens hoods, filters, tripods, monopods, and cable / wireless releases.
  • Mini Photography Field Trip – Put into practice some of the theory and exercises, you have learnt through the Course.
  • Introduction of how to post process your photographs digitally, and introduction with free legitimate photo processing software.

About the Tutor:

"My name is Neoklis Bloukos and I have had a passion for Photography since I was 14 years old. With over 45 years of experience with camera equipment, 25 years as a Press Photographer and over 16 years of digital post processing.

I am now a Professional Photography Tutor, teaching the whole spectrum of Photography from Buying a Camera, Getting to Know your Camera, Beginners, Intermediate and Masterclass (Advanced) Photography at SGSCC.

I am passionate about Photography, and love to teach and share both classic and modern Photography techniques, and believe it is the most significant visual medium on this planet.

My Courses, Classes and Field Trips are not just about learning Photography, but experiences with like-minded people whom want to learn, share and enjoy the Photography learning experience together, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere."

Neoklis

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