Technical photo course

(1 customer review)

De : 79,00


  • Price per person incl. VAT
  • Course duration: 3 hours
  • Maximum number of participants: 4(minimum: 2)
  • Location: the course takes place outdoors in Paris.
    The exact address is communicated to participants at least 48 hours before the reserved date.
  • Course objective: acquire the technical bases for practicing photography
  • Prerequisites: none

(see description below for more details)

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This course will introduce you to the technical basics of photography.

After an explanation of the structure and general characteristics of an SLR camera, you'll learn how to set it up and control it, by studying the different shooting modes (program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual). Exposure, an essential element in photography, will be explained in detail, with the three factors that make it up, known as the exposure triangle (sensor sensitivity, aperture, shutter speed). The consequences of setting choices, such as the impact on depth of field, will also be discussed.

While we can't go into the details of your camera's menu here, as each brand may have its own menus and specific features, we will take a moment to check that the important basic elements (which are generally the same for all cameras) are set correctly. We'll also take the opportunity to give you a few tips.

At the end of the course, which will alternate theory and practice, you will have covered the essential notions that will enable you to get out of the all-automatic mode, and understand the implications of your choice of settings. We therefore advise you to bring, if possible, a camera with the standard shooting modes generally found on all SLRs, hybrids, but also on high-end compact cameras (noted P,S,A,M or Tv, Av, P,M, depending on the brand).


Course content :

  • Camera: structure , outfit
  • Accessories: tripod, shutter release, filters (polarizing, ND, GND)
  • Exposure: the exposure triangle (ISO - sensor sensitivity, aperture, shutter speed)
  • Shooting modes: program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual
  • Exposure compensation
  • Metering modes: matrix, center-weighted, spot
  • Light: type , quality
  • Jpeg - RAW


For further information:

  • A summary will be given to you after the course. It will be sent to your e-mail address the same day, as a PDF file. If you prefer a printed version, you can request one in advance, so that we can give it to you during the course.
  • One of our images of Paris, printed on 10x15cm photo paper, will be offered to you at the end of the course, with a personalized thank-you note on the reverse.
  • For a better understanding of certain concepts (ISO , diaphragm , speed, combinations of settings, etc.) we will present, in addition to the explanations, an infographic on tablet.


Lending equipment :

If you don't have the type of equipment required for this course, or if you simply want to discover photography and don't own a camera, we can lend you one during the course, subject to availability. For further details, please go to the FAQ page (frequently asked questions, tab "loan equipment during photo courses").

This course is also available in
private lesson.

1 review for Technical photo course

  1. guillaume.goumillou (confirmed customer) -

    My wife and I wanted to take up photography together, so that we could progress together. Thanks to this course, we've learned some great basics, which David took the time to explain to us and help us put into practice, in a very friendly and educational way! Many thanks to you!

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