Workshops

Photography Workshops in Warsaw

You have a good camera and you want to master it? You want to improve your photography skills and learn photography tips? You want to know more about the best gear for the type of photography you want to do? When should you shoot in Aperture, Shutter Speed or Manual mode? I will answer your questions and much more!

Let me invite you to a short series of photography workshops that will take place in the most beautiful parks and places in Warsaw. You will benefit from many years of experience in photography. The number of participants per class is limited to 5; first come first served. If there are too many subscriptions, more groups will be created on other dates. Please take note that the workshops will be held in English. Don't forget to bring your camera because you will do a lot of shooting!   

What you will learn:

Part 1  - 90 min, Free!  Date: August 19th at 6 pm. (August 20th if it rains on the 19th or too many participants on the 19th).  The meeting point will be sent to participants by email a few days before the workshop.

  • The three most important concepts on your camera: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. These three concepts consist of the absolute fundamentals in photography. If you don’t deeply master these three concepts you will never control your photography and your professional camera becomes almost useless.
  • What does f2.8, f3.5-5.6, etc. mean on your lens? Is f2.8 better than f16? What is a fast lens? What is a prime lens?
  • Is ISO 100 better that ISO 6400?
  • Should I shoot RAW or jpeg?
  • The histogram and why it is one the most important tool in digital photography.
  • What is the difference between a Full Frame sensor camera and a APS-C (crop sized) sensor camera?
  • Is a 42 MP camera better than a 16 MP camera? Not necessarily. Why?

 

Part 2 - 90 min   Date: August 26th at 6 pm. (August 27th or 28th if it rains on the 26th or too many participants on the 26th). The meeting point will be sent to participants by email a few days before the workshop.

  • Practice shooting in Aperture mode and why. 
  • What is the use of the Exposure Compensation dial on your camera?
  • The use of a grey card for evaluating exposure.
  • The importance of metering modes on your camera (matrix, center-weighted, evaluative, average, spot).
  • Back-Button Focusing.
  • What is an F-stop?
  • Which lens is better for sports, weddings, landscape, portraits, etc.?
  • Tips and tricks for shooting portrait or a group of people.
  • What is the Depth of field? What is bokeh?
  • Shooting in low-light situations.

 

Part 3 - 90 min   Date: Sept. 2nd at 6 pm. (Sept. 3rd or 4th if it rains on the 2nd or too many participants on the 2nd). The meeting point will be sent to participants by email a few days before the workshop.

  • Composition basics (rule of thirds, horizon line, negative space, colors relationships, patterns, symmetry, leading lines, natural framing, background compression, etc.).
  • Understanding white balance. What is the difference between 1000 k and 6000 k? The importance of a color checker, especially important in portrait photography.
  • The advantages of Fish-Eye and Tilt-Shift lenses.
  • Architecture photography (the gear you need, errors to avoid, essential functions in Photoshop and Lightroom, etc.).
  • Shooting panoramas (the gear you need, errors to avoid, essential functions in Photoshop and Lightroom, etc.).

 

Part 4 - 90 min   Date: Sept. 9th at 6 pm. (Sept. 10th or 11th if it rains on the 9th or too many participants on the 9th). The meeting point will be sent to participants by email a few days before the workshop.

  • Long exposure photography (settings, equipment, tips, etc.). Learn how to make water look like a mirror and more.
  • Polarisers and graduated neutral density (ND) filters;
  • What is HDR photography? 
  • What software to use for HDR processing.

The Lightroom and Photoshop classes will take place in late autumn and winter 2016. Stay tuned for the schedule.

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