Videography - An Introduction

Learn how to set up your DSLR / MIRRORLESS video camera, as well as the fundamental principles, techniques & theory of videography. This course is a great opportunity to learn videography using proven cinematic techniques from a tutor with experience in short film, video editing, storytelling through videography. This course will be run in a relaxed but informative atmosphere, with both indoor and outdoor learning opportunities each day (weather permitting).


What you will learn:

  • Storytelling through Videography
  • Focusing auto versus manual
  • Set up – shutter/frame rate/aperture/picture style and more
  • Framing and how to crop for Panoramic Aspect
  • Point Of View (POV), Composition and Negative space
  • Pre visualization
  • How to interpret light
  • Bokeh – intentional blur
  • Using neutral density filters

Skill Level:

This course is suitable for students who have a thorough working knowledge of their camera and controls, shutter and aperture settings and/or have completed a beginners and/or intermediate photography/DSLR photography course or similar.

Essential Materials:

Camera Equipment for this course:

  • A tripod is recommended for this course with either a 3 way head or fluid head
  • Any adjustable digital DSLR or 4/3rds or MIRRORLESS camera with VIDEO capability, adjustable ISO / film speed settings, adjustable exposure settings; shutter, aperture and manual exposure adjustment i.e. S or TV, A or AV and M exposure modes with manual focus capability.
  • At least one prime or zoom lens with manual focus capability
  • Any zoom lens(es) you may have available to you, ie: 16-35mm/10-20mm/18-55mm/18-135mm
  • Wide to telephoto prime lens(es)/zoom(s) and/or len(es), ie: 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 135mm, etc with a fast aperture of f1.4/f2.0/4.0, etc please bring them along too.
  • An extra battery and large capacity flash card, ie:. 8x GB+ as you will be using your camera and video capabilities frequently.
  • If you have a set of slip in graduated neutral density filters and/or screw in solid neutral density filter(s) 3, 6 or 10 stop and or a circular polarizing filter bring them along them too.
  • A tripod with a standard 3 way / ball-head or fluid head if you have one.

Please ensure you have fully charged your batteries, and have your battery charger with you just in case.

Additional items:

  • Own food and water
  • Note pad and pen
  • Closed in footwear

About the Tutor:

"My name is Neoklis Bloukos and I have had a passion for photography since I was 14 years old. With 43 years of experience with camera equipment, 25 years as a Press Photographer and 14 years of digital post processing, I am now a professional Photography Tutor, teaching beginners, intermediate and 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 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

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.