Introduction to Photography - 1 Day
Pick up in Whitianga
Introduction to Photography
Ever wondered how other people manage to get such amazing pictures using the same camera as you, yet you can't? Feel inspired by the wonderful places around you but feel intimidated by your camera? Don’t worry – that’s where everyone starts.
This introductory workshop takes you through the basics of how a camera works and the creative side of how to capture a beautiful image. It’s practical, hands-on and all done outdoors with time to practice.
Cameras are impressive and potentially daunting pieces of technology but there are surprisingly few controls and settings that you need to use.
The group is small so there is time for everyone to learn. We start early to capture the best of the light and, by the end of the day, you will feel more confident heading out on your own to explore your creative side.
- Camera appreciation - what are the key things you need to know
- Use of other equipment, eg tripods, remote controls, filters
- Which lens to use and how to use it
- Choosing what to photograph and how to capture the scene
- Seascapes and low light ‘Golden Hour’ photography
Please bring your camera (with whatever camera gear you have), drinking water, a fleece and light waterproof clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses.
About Ian Preece
Ian is a professional photographer living in Kuaotunu. He specialises in photographing the Coromandel and its natural environment including subjects from the Milky Way to the tiniest insects and animals. Ian's photography workshops teach people how to liberate their creative eye through the use of a camera. He is accredited by the Royal Photographic Society.