Duration: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Instructors: Seng Mah & Russell Nastasi
Location: Venture Studio @ Suite 5, 133 High Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Maximum participants: 15
Have you recently purchased a digital camera with manual controls, or have had one for some time, but you never take it off the “Auto” mode because you’re not sure how to control your camera?
“Getting Started in Photography” will show you how to get off that “Auto” mode and start using your camera more creatively. It’s the perfect starting point if you’re brand new to photography!
Because this is a workshop for absolute beginners, we start at the very beginning – by looking at:
Then, we look at more advanced camera operations, to give you creative control over your photography:
This workshop includes an in-the-field shoot in Fremantle — where you’ll be able to put what you have learned into practice, and be guided in your photography by your instructor.
You don’t need to bring a tripod to this workshop.
This workshop is suitable for digital cameras with manual controls (P, A/Av, S/Tv and M modes) including DSLRs, Micro Four Third cameras, mirrorless cameras and advanced compact cameras. Workshop notes are provided.
Thanks so much to Seng and Russell for a great workshop on Saturday. Very hands on and full of practical information, which I loved. Would recommend it to anyone who is a true beginner or someone who needs a recap. (Brenda Tilley)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the workshop on Saturday. I found the workshop really informative and will hopefully now be able to use my DSLR to the best of its ability! I enjoyed the fact that the workshop was practical and very hands-on but also the fun and related to the style of teaching you offered, this made it easy to stay focussed all day and learn in detail. I will definitely be recommending Venture in future. (Kaisha Pember)
Thanks so much for a really great day! I feel way more confident in handling my DSLR and Penelope and I are busily planning when we are going to get together to practice the skills we’ve learnt. I really appreciated all the support and advice from you and Russ. Lay Yin was exceptionally patient and I found it really made a difference in actually having a model to practice shooting. I’m sure I will see you again for another workshop in the future. (Marie Yau)
Really enjoyable day. A great way to learn the basics of photography and get inspired. Thanks Seng and Russell. (James Teare)
I just wanted to take a few minutes to write back and say thank you for the course on Saturday, I really enjoyed it and felt I learnt a lot during the course, it really opened my eyes as to just how deep you can delve into the photography and how much I have to learn, it really was a fantastic introduction and has given me more confidence in what I am doing with my camera. (Grant Mead)
Thanks so much to you, Gerrie, and Russell, for a fabulous workshop. I honestly felt like I got a lot out of the day. Gerrie, you have a good knack for getting information across and that’s exactly what I needed. A bit of spoon feeding to start me off so that I can learn the very brand new and alien stuff and then I’m usually on my way. So thank you both. I’m very pleased I attended and I will certainly recommend you to anyone who might like to up their skills. (Irma Schnecker)
A great workshop run by Gerrie. I am much more confident with my camera and also more comfortable with photographic terminology. I would recommend to anyone interested in learning more about the Art of Photography! (Christopher Tutty)
Just wanted to say thanks for a fantastic workshop. I discovered there was so much more that I can do with my camera once I turn the auto button off! It was a really interesting class and your hands-on approach was brilliant. Now it’s time for practice !! Thanks! (Alan Tulloch)
I had a fantastic day. So much information delivered in a clear and fun way. Hands on was great as was the individual help when I couldn’t find a button or forgot what I was supposed to be doing! (Sue Pratt)
Thank you – a great one day presentation covering so much & making it sound simple and fun and then being able to pull it all together with a practical component was very helpful. Looking forward to the advanced course (after lots of practice) and more! Thanks Gerrie and Seng! (Sally Rogers)
Thank you to both yourself and Gerrie for a fantastic workshop. I got a lot out of the session, and I really enjoyed the live shoot with Mandy. I’m going to head back down to Freo next weekend to practice. I didn’t realise how many great photo locations Freo has to offer. It’s definitely a great place to practice. (Nicole White)
Hi Seng and Gerrie. Thank you for your great workshop on Saturday. I had a great time and learnt a lot. I went out on Sunday photographing my grandchildren with great success. I was worried about not remembering anything but have remembered enough to use my camera more effectively. Your notes have also been helpful. (Gayle MacFarlane)
What a fantastic workshop. Seng you are extremely easy going but full of knowledge. You present yourself well and even with your artistic expressions you made it all appear clear and simple. Look forward to going to many more of your workshops. Denis, you also made it clear and simple without to much complicated (yet to learn) tech talk. Thank you for encouraging myself to get closer to my model in the correct way. I now will take my new skill to next level in all areas of photography. (Kristieanna Stewart)
I left my class feeling that I had the knowledge to go and experiment with my camera. The day was relaxed, informative and the practical photo shoot was awesome. Thank you Seng and Gerrie. (Nicki Hill)
I just wanted to thank you very much for an inspiring workshop. I had a great day and you are a wonderful teacher. I feel much more confident to explore the options on my camera. Also I very much appreciated your advice re which camera to buy and I am thrilled with my Canon. So thank you again. (Jane Gregson)
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