Better Travel Photography

Travel photography collage: Agra, Santorini, Val D'Orcia, RomePresenter: Seng Mah
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Duration: 10.30am to 5pm
Date: Sunday, 17 June
Cost: $250 (lunch included)
Location: Up on High Studio, Fremantle, Western Australia
Maximum participants: 15

Do your travel photographs looking like average snapshots because you are still taking travel photos on your camera’s “Auto” modes?

Our “Better Travel Photography” workshop will improve your travel photography by teaching you how to take control of your DSLR and infuse your images with creative and artistic vision. Come home with photographs you’d be proud to print and display, instead of images that sit on your hard drive unseen and unloved.

In this one-day class, you will learn how to take creative control of your DSLR and to shoot beautiful and inspiring travel photographs. Learn how to see, compose, expose and light your shots. The one-day workshop culminates in a photography excursion through historic Fremantle in the afternoon “golden hour”, where you will be guided through your photography of landscapes, landmarks and streetlife in Freo.

Key topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Your travel photography kit: lens selection, memory and equipment storage.
  • Approaches to photographing people, places and landscapes during travel.
  • Controlling focus: making the most of the auto-focus options available on your camera.
  • Learning to see and compose.
  • Creative use of depth of field: controlling Aperture.
  • Photographing motion: controlling Shutter Speed.
  • Shooting in low light: controlling ISO.
  • Taking Manual control: setting exposure for creative travel photography.
  • Looking at and using natural light: directional lighting, side lighting, back lighting, front lighting; hard light, soft light; using shadows for dramatic effect.
  • Shooting in difficult lighting situations (eg. in a church or temple).
  • Evaluating exposure and using exposure compensation.
  • Controlling colour cast with White Balance.
  • When and how to use your flash in travel photography.
  • Shooting long exposures.
  • Shooting to create a travel panorama: how to take and put together a panoramic photo.
  • Practical excursion: Fremantle Market, West End, Fishing Boat Harbour, Arthur’s Head, Maritime Museum

Lunch is included in the workshop fee.






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