There is nothing like learning at your own pace and learning exactly what you want to know that is offered with a private photo course. Ideal for the beginner wanting to accelerate their skills and shave years of the trial and error process. For more advanced and semi professional photographers looking to pick up higher end capture and technical shooting principles then look no further than undertaking a private course.
Over the last 8 years of teaching Michelle has taught over 300 students. The private course is a full back stage pass where you can customise the course to what you want, or let us design it for you with our tried and tested format. Do you want to focus on portraiture, macro photography, landscape or studio work and lighting? It’s up to you. Simply let me know what your after and we can arrange it all for you.
If you have a group of friends or you are an activity leader then this session can be booked for up to 4 people. Please contact me if you are considering this option but you have more than 4 people.
Skill Level Required:
Suitable for complete beginners to professionals.
– Digital SLR, High end Point and Shoot OR Film Camera.
– Tripod is required. (One can be borrowed on the day).
If outside then bring/wear:
– Sturdy, Comfortable Walking Shoes.
– Suitable clothing for all wet and dry weather conditions.
Correct camera menu and display set up, understand the three shooting modes, TV, AV and Manual, when to use them and how.
Histogram perfection. (Understand and read your histogram as a map to get your image exposure where it needs to be)
Jpeg V’s RAW (What’s best and why), Discover the relationship between Aperture, ISO and Shutter speed.
Understand your depth of field and control what’s in focus. Control your shutter speed and create movement effects. Explore techniques like Exposure and Shutter Blending.
An essential skill and something any landscape photography should know and master. Learn to shoot and create your own high resolution, detailed panoramas (No expensive equipment required).
- WORKING WITH LIGHT AND FILTERS.
Knowing and using the natural light in the city to your advantage, learn how to predict it and read it. Learn how to shoot at night correctly.
Learn to use Natural Density and polarising filters correctly and creatively to enhance your images.
Lets have a detailed look at not just the physical composition of an image, but also the composition of light and shutter speed to make your image POP.
- FROM CAMERA TO PRINT.
A detailed look at how to manage your images correctly, process them and how to print your images at home or at a pro lab.