This course will allow you to discover the technical basics of photography.
After an explanation of the structure and general characteristics of a SLR camera, you will learn to adjust and control it, by studying the different modes of shooting (program, speed priority, priority at aperture, manual). The exposure, an essential element in photography, will be explained in detail, with the three factors that make up it, and which is called the exposure triangle (sensor sensitivity, diaphragm opening, shutter speed). The consequences of setting choices, such as the impact on depth of field for example, will also be discussed.
If we won't be able to go into the details of your camera's menu here, each brand can have its own menus and specifics. we will take a moment to check that the basic important elements (and which are generally the same for all devices) are well tuned. We'll take this opportunity to give you some advice.
At the end of the course, which will alternate theory and practice, you will have gone through the essential concepts that will allow you to photograph by going out of the automatic mode, and understanding the implications of your choices of settings. We therefore advise you to bring, if possible, a camera with the standard shooting modes that are usually found on all SLRs, hybrids, but also on compact devices high-end (rated P,S,A,M or TV, Av, P,M , depending on the brands).
The content of the course:
- Camera: structure, hold
- Accessories: tripod, trigger, filters (polarizer, ND, GND)
- Exposure: the exposure triangle (ISO - sensor sensitivity, diaphragm opening, shutter speed)
- Shooting modes: program, aperture priority, speed priority, manual
- Exposure correction
- Measurement modes: matrix, central weighted, spot
- Light: type, quality
- Jpeg - RAW
- A summary will be given to you after the course. It will be sent the same day on your email, in the form of a PDF file. If you prefer a printed version on paper, you can ask us beforehand, so we can give it to you during the course.
- One of our images of Paris, taken on photo paper in 10x15cm format, will be offered to you at the end of the course, with a little personalized thank you on the back.
- For a better understanding of certain concepts (ISO, diaphragm, speed, combinations of settings, etc.) we will present, in addition to explanations, an infographic on tablet.
If you don't have the type of material you need for this course, or if you just want to discover photography and don't have a camera, we can lend you one during the course, within our availability. For more information, visit the FAQ page (fair questions, "loan materials during photo classes" tab).
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