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Beginner masterclass WORKSHOPS

Alan Ranger ABIPP

12th Oct.13th Oct. & 15th October 2016

chesterton Jun-16

This is a 3 hour masterclass for beginners wishing to learn the basic controls and techniques, common to your digital SLR camera. You will become familiar with all camera controls and understand what you need to do to in order to achieve an expected result. This masterclass combines elements from our Get Off Auto and Composition courses.

This is a fun and relaxed course taught by Alan Ranger and acclaimed and inspiring landscape photography specialist who has years of teaching experience.

This workshop will be limited to 12 students.

Workshop Content:

  • Camera basics – How a digital SLR works. The 3 basics Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
  • Understanding the settings and modes on your camera.
  • Practical – slow exposures and painting with light. Developing an understanding of how adjusting the settings on you camera has a creative impact upon how your pictures look
  • Creative discussion about choosing a future body of work to shoot and motivating yourself to get out and about with your camera. Thinking creatively and learning from the masters
  • Taking control of focus – both Auto and Manual. Choosing focus points, focus locking and recomposing using centre weighted focus and manual focusing
  • Focusing
  • Practical – experimenting with Depth of Field, Focus points and correctly exposing a picture.
  • Do you see the light? Metering modes and Exposure Compensation. Composition and lighting – seeing the picture, White Balance, Rule of Thirds and Portrait Lighting Techniques.
  • Practical portrait shoot using available light.
  • Downloading images to your computer or tablet and basic image editing.
  • Viewing and understanding meta data (the information contained in a digital image).

What you will need to bring:



  • Digital Camera, DLSR, Mirrorless, Bridge or Compact type

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Initiative By

Sharjah Media

Official Partner