Neil Simmons Photography | Beginners Workshop #2



Get To Know Your Camera

$195 for 1 day | in-studio and on location

Available Dates: March 10th, 2018

Potential Locations: Capitola Beach, Seabright Beach, Seacliff Beach, North Coast/Davenport *TBD

General Spring Timeline: 11:00 a.m. start time for in-studio instruction, demonstration, questions, etc. Lunch break 2:00 p.m.  Reconvene at 3p.m., Head to locations (TBD) 4:30 p.m., sun sets at 5:50 p.m., finished at 6:00 p.m.

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Beginners Workshop March 10, 2018


Get to Know Your Camera Summary Points:

  • In-studio and outdoor instruction
  • Group maximum: 8 participants
  • Learning manual mode settings (shutter speed, aperture, ISO)
  • Introduction to manual shooting and RAW files
  • F-stops, aperture and depth of field
  • Composition: rule of thirds, leading lines, etc.
  • Overview of different types of lenses
  • Introduction to lighting and using on-camera flash
  • Post-processing, Lightroom/Photoshop basics

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • none
  • fitness level: easy

Required Camera Gear:

  • Digital SLR camera & manual
  • Portrait or wide angle lens

Highly Recommended Gear:

  • Camera bag or backpack
  • Wide angle lens
  • Telephoto lens
  • Tripod (for those interested in landscape photography)
  • Polarizer filter (for those interested in landscape photography)
  • Computer & editing software at home (Photoshop/Lightroom)

Additional Items To Bring:

  • Water
  • Food & snacks
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Warm, weather-proof layers
  • Sturdy shoes