WELCOME TO THIS COURSE! :
Overview of the course.
Get ready for action: What you need with you.
Ice-breaker: Spot the mistake!
Camera Equipment :
Is my camera good enough? Different makes and models.
Choosing the right lens for the right occasion.
How to hold your camera correctly when taking photos.
Do I need a monopod, tripod or beanbag?
The limitations of your DSLR camera.
Mastering Camera Settings :
Choosing the right shooting mode.
File format, size and quality.
White balance and Metering mode.
Drive mode. Shooting like a pistol vs. shooting like a machine gun.
Auto focus mode. Is your subject moving or standing still?
Focus points. Selecting only one or activating them all.
ISO. Ensuring that you get sharp photos in low light conditions.
Exposure compensation. Making your images lighter or darker.
Aperture and Shutter Speed :
Influencing depth of field in Aperture Priority.
Freezing action or capturing movement in Shutter Priority.
Using scene selections (those little pictures) as a backup plan.
Front light - taking colourful and representative photographs.
Side light - highlighting texture and capturing three dimensional images.
Back light - capturing dramatic silhouettes.
Diffused light - shooting in overcast conditions.
Flash light - using the camera's own artificial light source.
Camera orientation - holding your camera horizontally or vertically.
Taking excellent portrait photos - 4 steps to blur the background.
Applying the Rule of thirds to get better balance in your images.
Leave enough space around your subject.
How leading lines draw your eyes into the photograph.
Different angles for new, exciting perspectives.
5 steps to perfect composition!
Look for reflections.
Use natural frames.
Play with colour.
The power of scale.
Tell a story.
Use your photos!
A summary of what you've learnt.
The way forward - how to keep improving your photography...
Download a set of course notes in PDF format
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