Getting Started | Basic to Intermediate Course | 5 Week Program
ONLINE AND CLASSROOM TEACHING AVAILABLE
"The course was presented in a very professional, clear, concise and easy to understand manner and it covered every aspect of photography that I needed to get started. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment and learnt so much"
Getting into photography with today's modern camera equipment can feel somewhat daunting. The terminology is generally weird and most settings feel like they work backwards. This is mainly because photography is a combination of maths, science, chemistry, computing with art thrown in for good measure. Funny, when you cut through the jargon and understand the basics of photography properly, it is not that challenging at all. The course is taught online as well as in a small class environment. The first two lessons on this course is dedicated to understanding the fundamental basics of photography, over two weeks you will learn how to set up and navigate your camera properly and will then be taught the four essential elements in controlling photography; ISO, Shutter, Aperture and EV.
The third week teaches you about the light meter in the camera. Although sophisticated, the modern camera uses what is known as a "reflected" light meter. Unfortunately, although highly accurate, without a proper understanding of how it functions the quality of the photographs will be negatively affected by incorrect exposure and poor contrast management. You will be taught how the light meter is calibrated, how it interprets light and more importantly how to achieve the perfect exposure.
On the fourth lesson, you will learn what can be done with photography as well as how to create an interesting composition. After completing this lesson you will be able to control the technical and artistic aspects of your photograph, manage the colour of the scene at the time of exposure and alter the depth in the picture. You will also understand the ten essential guidelines for composition.
Following on from the fourth lesson you will be taken out for a four-hour practical shoot where you can practice all the techniques taught under supervision. On the last lesson, the results of the shoot are discussed and you will be shown how to process a digital RAW file correctly. This is not digital editing or “Photoshop” per-say. More importantly, this section of the course will teach you how to develop your digital file correctly.
After five lessons you will be confident with handling your camera and will be able to control the photograph to achieve the effect that you want. Furthermore, you will know how to create stunning compositions and will be able to process your digital file without compromising quality - Guaranteed!
Lesson 1 - Introduction to photography. How to navigate and set up your camera correctly.
Lesson 2 - The fundamental basics. Understanding ISO, Shutter, Aperture, EV and Colour temperature.
Lesson 3 - Controlling contrast, light meter readings and exposure compensation.
Lesson 4 - Depth of field. Learning to control the situation + Composition
Lesson 5 - Practical outing with an instructor (Classroom option)
Lesson 6 - Processing and file sizing + feedback on the practical shoot.
50% Deposit with booking, balance payable within seven days of the course commencing.
25 July '20 | 10h00 until 13h00
25 July '20
01 Aug '20
08 Aug '20
15 Aug '20
22 Aug '20
29 Aug '20
05 October '20 | 18h00 until 21h00
05 October '20
12 October '20
19 October '20
26 October '20
01 November '20
(AM shoot, time to be advised)
02 November '20
WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?
If you are thinking about getting into photography or would just like to know more, join Martin Osner for an informative talk to be held at his studio in Hout Bay, Cape Town. He will be discussing how he got started in his career, sharing stories behind some of his most popular pictures and talking about his philosophy on equipment, teaching photography and the different courses offered.
"Getting into Photography"
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE - PRIOR BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Complimentary refreshments provided
NEXT FREE TALK
10h00 - 11h30 | Saturday Morning 9th of July 2020
"I was astonished by the quality of the photographs taken by our class at the end of the course. It just goes to show what good teaching, clear practical instruction and enthusiasm can do. Thank you Martin, the course was a blast, should have done it years ago."