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Before signing up and registering, please make sure that you have a solid basic understanding of photography. As this is an advanced workshop, I assume that you know the exposure triangle, metering modes, white balance, difference between a Jpeg and RAW and the different focusing points.

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What to Bring

All your camera equipment - camera/s, lenses, flash, tripod, cleaning kit, and most importantly, the camera manual for referencing the functions of your specific camera make and model.

Workshop Highlights

  • Working in Manual Mode. You will learn when to switch to manual and when to use semi-automatic modes. The same with focussing, when is it best to use manual focus as oppose to auto-focus.

  • MLU - Mirror Lock Up, what is it and how to use it.

  • Bracketing - Why and when to use bracketing for difficult lighting situations.

  • Burst or Continuous shooting mode - very valuable with sport and wildlife photography.

  • Self Timer - how it can be used when you don't have a cable release.

  • Lighting - the ability to read the light for maximum impact, how to see it.

  • Settings - how to decide which lens and settings to use for certain shooting situations.

  • Camera Equipment - what are the essentials and what are the nice-to-haves.

  • How to save custom user settings for quick usage later.

  • Sensor Dust - how to deal with it.

  • Movie Shooting

  • Focusing Points - how to choose the right ones.

  • How to take people shots - available light and with flash (on-and off-camera)

  • Head-and-shoulders portraits - fast lenses and HSS flash.

  • Landscape Photography - best settings for maximum depth of field.

  • Sport and Nature Photography - best camera, best lenses and techniques.

  • Sunset and Sunrise - best options for great shots.

  • Star and moon photography (Astro)

  • Many more topics as time permits.


Practical Sessions in Between


Day 2