Basic Photography (Digital)
Learn how to take photos that make you proud .
We start the basic photography course from the very beginning and cover all elements that you need to be in control of in order to create good images:
- Shutter Speed
- Light and Exposure
- Focus Control
- White Balance
- Rule of Thirds
- Composition and Vantage Point
- Movement (freezing and blurring)
- Retouching ( an introduction to Photoshop and Lightroom)
The Basic Photography course consists of 5 two-hour classroom sessions and one field trip to the Zaanse Schans https://www.dezaanseschans.nl/en/ . The two hour class begins with an introduction (visual presentation) on the topic of the day, followed by a detailed explanation. After that you get to put into practice what you’ve just learned through a series of hands-on exercises. After every class you get all the materials e-mailed to you, together with the assignments for the following class (homework). Ideally you are able to spend around 4 hours every week working on the assignments (self study). The small class sizes (max 6) guarantees everyone will get the attention he/she needs. Classes are designed to be effective and fun, suggesting a variety of assignments in which you can apply everything you learn.
On the Camera
For this course you will need a DSLR camera, Mirrorless camera or Compact camera, which has Aperture (A/Av) Priority, Shutter (S/Tv) Priority and Manual Mode.
Monday evenings: March 04, 11, 18, 25, April 01
Field trip on March 24 (Sunday afternoon to one of the following places: Zaanse Schans, Kennemerduinen or Amsterdamse Bos, the group decides together).
Nieuwe Nieuwstraat 6 D
1012 NH Amsterdam (center)
Course Fee: €260,00 ( does not include the train ticket for the field trip )
please fill in the contact form to receive registration and payment details, your place is confirmed upon receipt of payment.