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A Workshop in Creativity and Awe

Photography training  - course outline

Session 1

Overview

Session Objectives

  • Learn the basic components of a DSLR camera

  • Learn what makes a good photograph

  • Introduction to the 3 concepts on how to control light

  • Introduction to the first of these concepts: aperture control

Duration

  • 1 hour

Session Structure

Composition

  • Introduction to composition 
  • Rule of thirds
  • Leading lines

Aperture Control

  • Introduction to aperture control

  • Live demonstration

Practical session 

  • Reinforce skills by photographing set in the studio

Session recap

  • Review all the content covered

Assignment 

  • To further reinforce the skill, an assignment would need to be completed for the following session

Accomplishment

  • An understanding of composition and aperture control

  • A set of images created in the practical session for the client's website

Tools

  • The  set of images that the client created in the practical session are available on a secure link with the details on how the image was created to assist on reviewing the session

Session 2

Overview

Session Objectives

  • Review assignement

  • Introduction to the second concept of controlling light: shutter-speed control

Duration

  • 1 hour

Session Structure

Review Assignment 

  • Review the assignment from the previous week

Shutter-speed control 

  • Introduction to shutter-speed control

  • Live demonstration

Practical session 

  • Reinforce skills by photographing set in the studio

Session recap

  • Review all the content covered

Assignment 

  • To further reinforce the skill, an assignment would need to be completed for the following session

Build website

  • Start building the client's website

Accomplishment

  • An understanding of shutter-speed control

  • A set of images created in the practical session for the client's website

Tools

  • The set of images that the client created in the practical session are available on a secure link with the details on how the image was created to assist on reviewing the session

Session 3

Overview

Session Objectives

  • Review assignement

  • Introduction to the third concept of controlling light: ISO control

Duration

  • 1 hour

Session Structure

Review Assignment 

  • Review the assignment from the previous week

Controlling ISO

  • Introduction to ISO control

  • Live demonstration

Practical session 

  • Reinforce skills by photographing set in the studio

Session recap

  • Review all the content covered

Assignment 

  • To further reinforce the skill, an assignment would need to be completed for the following session

Build website

  • Add to client's website

Accomplishment

  • An understanding of ISO control

  • A set of images created in the practical session for the client's website

Tools

  • The set of images that the client created in the practical session are available on a secure link with the details on how the image was created to assist on reviewing the session

Session 4

Overview

Session Objectives

  • Review assignement

  • Confirm the client's understanding  of the three concepts of controlling light

Duration

  • 1 hour

Session Structure

Review Assignment 

  • Review the assignment from the previous week

Combining the 3 concepts of controlling light​​

  • Live demonstration

Practical session 

  • The client gets to experiment with the 3 concepts of controlling light with different sets in the studio

Session recap

  • Review all the content covered

Build website

  • Add to client's website

Accomplishment

  • An understanding of concepts of controlling light

  • A set of images created in the practical session for the client's website

Tools

  • The set of images that the client created in the practical session are available on a secure link with the details on how the image was created to assist on reviewing the session