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What EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

Less is more…😳

 The basic essentials;

 Any DSLR or Mirror less Camera that can be operated manually with shutter speed and aperture .

 For wide to medium shots, a 24mm – 70mm for full frame cameras (18mm-55mm or equivalent for crop sensors). For longer telephoto shots, a 70mm-200mm for full frame (55mm-200mm or equivalent for crop sensors). A lightweight travel friendly tripod, spare batteries and chargers, memory cards and card reader.

 A Laptop with Lightroom Classic CC or whatever Raw software you are accustomed to. You only need to know how to import and file your images and a basic understanding of development. Please be sure you can do this because we won’t be able to cover instruction of all the potential software options.

The 7 Steps To Workflow Mastery Lightroom course is available to you for free upon your booking. For those that are more advanced, you may wish to explore using filters maybe a couple of soft grads an ND.

 Try to travel light as ultimately you’ll be carrying your equipment.

Sometimes less is more and when photo opportunities present them selves unexpectedly you don’t want to miss the shot by being burdened with too much gear.

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HET UP ABOUT HISTOGRAMS

Histograms are very useful to us in determining a balanced tonal distribution of exposure, particularly outdoors in bright daylight as we cannot trust our eyes to see if the picture is correctly exposed form our display as our pupils dilate in bright sunlight. Simply by having the Histogram information displayed next to the picture is a quick and easy way to determine if our  exposure is balanced.

New to photography, you will learn about not “clipping highlights”, and spike to the extreme right on the histogram and students often get distressed when they see a spike to the right telling them that their exposure is not within printable range.

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So don’t get het up and hot under the collar while histograms are useful and good practice there are certain situations where clipping is totally “acceptable” and you should let the histogram overshadow your primary objective, “taking pictures”.

Acceptable clipping situations are specular highlights, setting sun, Indoor portraiture where you may be using the natural light and want to let the outside detail to “blow out” the background information window light.

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What Camera do I need for my workshop?

We have more megapixels that we need in any given camera or smart phone these days. We highly recommend  a camera that can be used manually with both aperture and shutter speed priorties for greater creative control . Functions aside,  It’s what we do with it that  counts.hoi_an_fish

The basic essentials;

Any DSLR or Mirror less Camera that can be operated manually with shutter speed and aperture .For wide to medium shots, a 24mm – 70mm for full frame cameras (18mm-55mm or equivalent for crop sensors). For longer telephoto shots, a 70mm-200mm for full frame (55mm-200mm or equivalent for crop sensors).
A lightweight travel friendly tripod, spare batteries and chargers, memory cards and card reader.

A Laptop with Lightroom Classic CC or whatever Raw software you are accustomed to. You only need to know how to import and file your images and a basic understanding of development. Please be sure you can do this because we won’t be able to cover instruction of all the potential software options. The 7 Steps To Workflow Mastery Lightroom course is available to you for free upon your booking.

For those that are more advanced, you may wish to explore using filters maybe a couple of soft grads an ND.

Try to travel light as ultimately you’ll be carrying your equipment. Sometimes less is more and when photo opportunities present them selves unexpectedly you dont want to miss the shot by being burdened with too much gear.

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How to Cook up succulent looking images.

Photography in many ways is a bit like cooking. We have the desire to create and share our passion with loved ones. Becoming a Masterchef relies on practice, experience through trial and error and not being afraid to experiment. Don’t be afraid to share your dish with your friends for fear of comment. Valuable feedback in taste and seasoning is all to important for betterment of our next dish. Get out and cook!Banna fritterFacebooktwitterpinterestmail