Advanced DSLR Photography (BUNBURY)

Advanced DSLR Photography
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Dates: 15 February 2014 (Saturday)
Cost: $280 inc GST (includes a light lunch and workshop notes) or $380 bundled with Painting the Night Fantastic BUNBURY – see Special Offer below.
Instructor: Seng Mah
Location: Studio Wild Child, inside Southwest Shedmasters, 1/2 Victoria St, Bunbury (map)
Maximum participants: FULL. Please contact us if you would like to go on the wait list in case of a late cancelltion.

Workshop notes provided.

So you’ve done a beginner’s photography workshop and are wondering what’s next? How do you maximise your DSLR camera in order to take awesome and breath-taking shots like long exposures, light painting, fireworks and lightning? What about creating panoramas and high dynamic range (HDR) images? Or taking dramatic photographs in low light?

“Advanced DLSR Photography” will show you how the experts do it by delving further into your creative control of your camera. Develop your confidence in shooting in Manual Exposure mode to take full control of your photography. You’ll learn to master light, exposure and focus, and discover the benefits of shooting in RAW image format.

You will learn about:

  • Using your camera’s light meter when shooting in Manual Exposure.
  • Exposure metering modes: When to use evaluative (pattern/matrix), centre-weighted and spot metering.
  • Using the auto-exposure lock function on your DSLR.
  • When and how to use exposure compensation.
  • Bracketing exposures using your camera’s auto-exposure bracketing (AEB) function.
  • Using the zone system when measuring exposure.
  • Creative use of neutral density (ND) and neutral density graduated (ND grad) filters.
  • Creating high dynamic range (HDR) images from bracketed exposures.
  • Shooting in low-light, using the high-ISO settings on your camera.
  • Noise reduction tips.
  • Obtaining exposure in low-light photography.
  • Shooting long exposures.
  • Shooting in Bulb mode for ultra-long exposures.
  • Shooting in RAW image format: What is RAW? Why shoot in RAW?
  • Post-processing RAW images in Lightroom.
  • Advanced focusing: using hyperfocal distance.
  • Using the distance scale on your lens.
  • Focus tracking and advanced auto-focus operations.
  • How to shoot and create a panorama.

“Advanced DSLR Photography” is a hands-on workshop and you will participate in a number of shooting activities during the day.

What you will need:

  • A DSLR or similar high end compact camera with manual controls (P, A, S and M modes).
  • Your camera manual.
  • A spare battery.
  • A clean memory card or a spare card.
  • A tripod.
  • Optional: A shutter release (cable or remote control).



Book in for BOTH the Advanced DSLR Photography workshop and the Shooting the Night Fantastic (BUNBURY) workshop and save $70 off the Shooting the Night Fantastic Workshop! The Night Fantastic workshop is normally $170 but if you book it with the Advanced DSLR Photography workshop, you pay only $100 for it.

If paying by credit card, just select the “SPECIAL OFFER” option available in the BUY ONLINE section below. If booking via this website, select BOTH the Advanced DSLR Photography and Shooting the Night Fantastic workshops when you complete the booking form below.


What Participants Say:

The Advanced course was excellent the other week. I put everything I learnt into practice tonight, taking shots of dogs at an obedience /agility class in really poor light conditions for their club website. If I hadn’t been to your course I wouldn’t have ended up with any usable photographs at all! Thanks again for being an awesome teacher (Steph Walker)

This comprehensive workshop takes you to your next level in your affair with photography. Diving into the all important technical side of it, Seng explains and teaches in easy to understand steps what you need to do and know to produce photographs on a more advanced scale. This course will certainly lead and get you there. It is very good value for money and I highly recommend it. (Petra Bombeck)

Thank you Seng for another awesome workshop. The advanced DSLR course was really informative. I really enjoyed the whole day and came away feeling that little bit more confident to use my camera. The way you present your workshops is a credit to you. I would recommend any of Venture Photography workshops to anyone. (Michelle Purcher)

Thank you for another wonderful workshop. As usual there were heaps of stuff to learn, but you manage to make it fun and easy to learn, practice on the days helps as well. Truly and thoroughly enjoyed it!!! (Elena Krylova)

I did the advanced DSLR workshop run by Seng Mah of Venture Photography in Fremantle yesterday. Even though I was familiar with most of the topics, I still found it very informative and picked up some useful tips, and different methods for achieving a good image.
What did impress me was the great atmosphere of the workshop, but mainly that Seng has the knowledge and the ability to pass on that knowledge at a level that everyone can understand no matter what their ability level is….. A great day. (Garry Johannesen)

Thanks so much for the day. I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot! (Simon Clarke)



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