nstructor: Laura Huntley
Whether you’re a passionate enthusiast or an aspiring professional, this beginner’s workshop will help you take creative and technical control of your camera.
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In this workshop, you will break free of Auto mode as you gain a solid understanding of the essential elements in achieving a perfect exposure: ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. You will also explore the creative side of photography with a focus on the traditional rules of composition, as well as how to break them. By the end of the course, you will be able to confidently craft and shoot photos in semi-manual modes.
ISO, aperture, shutter speed & depth of field
White balance, exposure compensation
Compositional rules and how to develop a critical eye
Light, color, and temperature
Burst mode, focus tracking, focus lock
Intensive Beginner's photography workshop, both theory and practical
Printed field guide
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Suitable for all. This workshop assumes no prior knowledge of photography.
WHAT TO BRING
DSLR or mirrorless camera with fully-charged battery (point-and-shoot cameras and smartphones are not suitable)
Empty memory card for your camera
Notebook & pen
Need a camera?
If you do not yet own a DSLR/Mirrorless camera, we are happy to lend you one of our cameras to use during your workshop, free of charge! All you need to bring is your own SD card. To request to borrow a loan camera for your workshop, email us at least 36 hours in advance of your workshop with the subject line "Help! I Need a Camera!”; please include your workshop dates and order confirmation number in the email. Please note that we have a limited number of loan cameras available, and the program works on a first come, first served basis.
If you cancel your workshop a minimum of 7 days in advance of your workshop, you will be issued a 90% refund or may be rescheduled to another date(s).
If you cancel your workshop a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund will be issued, but you may request to be rescheduled to another workshop date(s).
If you cancel your workshop less than 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund and no reschedule is possible.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Workshops can be rescheduled within 3 months of the originally booked workshop date(s).
Bookings can only be transferred ONCE, including in the event of a workshop relocation. If you transfer your workshop booking and later wish to cancel it, we will not be able to refund or reschedule you under any circumstances.
GPP reserves the right to change the location of any workshop to another location within the same city and/or emirate as deemed necessary in accordance with management discretion.
You must be 16 or older to attend this workshop. If you are younger than 16 or booking for someone under 16 years of age, please contact us first and we will be happy to advise you.
Please Note: Our classes are open to ANY brand of camera: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji and any other intermediate to advanced cameras (As long as they have manual controls i.e. NOT point-and-shoots) are welcome!