Courses

Digital Photography Essentials Course

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 Course Description:

This course will teach the basics of digital photography with an emphasis on its fundamental concepts. The material is designed for amateur photographers who want to better understand these concepts in order to improve their images. These concepts will apply to all types of photography including nature, wildlife, and portraiture. The lessons will be presented in a non-technical manner that will be easy for everyone to understand.

In this weekend course, you will be introduced to the concepts of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and depth of field. You will also learn about different camera modes such as shutter priority, aperture priority, Manual mode and when it is best to use each of them.   We will also go over exposure modes and focus modes that beginner photographers often find difficult to understand with today’s advanced DSLR cameras.  You  will then learn about the different properties of light, and how to apply basic composition techniques to improve their images.

Basic knowledge of how to use your camera is recommended. Any Digital camera, including “point and shoot” cameras, can be used, however DSLR cameras are highly recommended.

About the Instructor:

Marc is an Award Winning Nationally Accredited Professional Photographer with the Professional Photographers of Canada.  He loves to create beautiful images of people and their environments.

Marc has won awards Provincially, Nationally and Internationally for his Portrait Photography, including Best in  class Portrait for Ontario in 2015.

Marc has had the privilege of attending courses and workshops with some of the industries most talented and internationally successful photographers such as Hanson Fong, Warne Noyce, Jason Groupp, Renee Robin and Joe Mcnally.   Learn more about Marc on his facebook page:  www.facebook.com/marcdurocherphotography

Logistics

The course will be held on Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th from 9-3pm with a 45 min lunch break at noon.  We will organize a lunch (subs, pizza) at your own expense or you can bring your own lunch. The course will be at Ecole Public renaissance on Shirley St.

Cost:
Super early bird (first 10 registrants by end of Dec) $179.95
Regular early bird $184.95 + tax
2016 Regular price $209.95+tax

Course Outline

  • Welcome
  • Course overview
  • Introductions
  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • ISO
  • The exposure triangle
  •  How we measure light – the f-stop  / Fstop math
  • Auto focus modes
  • Manual ISO vs Auto ISO
  • Camera lenses – telephoto vs wide angle
  • In Camera Image review
  • Histograms / data screens
  • Camera Exposure modes
  • Camera  Metering modes
  • EV Compensation
  • Dynamic range
  • File formats  RAW vs JPG
  • Depth of Field
  • Pointers for various shooting scenarios
  • White balance
  • Properties and control of light
  • Composition – Arranging the visual elements of an image
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Angle / View point / Mergers / Patterns

For more information:

Please contact me via the contact page:  http://www.marcdurocher.com/contact/