This workshop begins with a discussion of the two forms of landscape we will be shooting during this two-day workshop: natural landscapes (e.g. the desert), which we will be shooting on day one, and urban landscapes: our subject matter for day two. In both cases we will be concentrating on those factors that contribute towards the creation of a great shot, i.e. composition, lighting, perspective, focal point, and so on.
In addition to these aesthetic concerns, we will also discuss some of the common technical problems that can arise when out in the field; e.g. determining an optimum exposure, avoiding blown highlights, controlling depth of field, subject movement, perspective, and so on. In both shooting sessions you will be free to choose your subject matter, but there will also be a number of creative briefs that you can draw upon if you get stuck for inspiration. Following this discussion we will head out into the field to shoot your first set of images.
Day two begins with a brief summary of the previous day`s shoot, followed by a discussion and brief for the second shooting session: urban landscapes.
In the final part of the workshop we will return to work through a number of post-production techniques you can use to enhance your images. This will include a detailed discussion of how best to use Camera RAW to convert your RAW files, through to a discussion of their subsequent post-production in Photoshop.
Note: Please keep in mind that day one will involve a long drive to the desert (around 1.5 hours each way), but its worth it.
Who Should Attend
You are familiar with aperture, shutter, ISO and understand how these work together to create a correct exposure. You shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes and can use the basic features on your digital camera confidently.
You have a basic understanding of the basic image adjustment features of Photoshop and can apply basic painting techniques to your work. You can open, save and retrieve images. You are looking to consolidate your understanding, increase your repertoire of tools and learn some more creative techniques.
Two-day workshop. Starting timings are accurate. However end timing for Day 1 is an estimate based on traffic and/or distance to location.
What you should bring
Day 1 & 2: Digital SLR, Tripod, Lenses (Ideally Mid to Zoom Lenses), Memory Cards, Camera Manual,
Day 2: Your laptop loaded with Photoshop or a trial version of it (Please click here for a link to the trial but make sure you don't download it to early as it only lasts for 30 days). Card readers.
The organisers of Gulf Photo Plus are diligent in their delivery of a safe workshop and event experience. Organisers, instructors and supervisors of workshop venues (private and public) take all due care in arrangements of the workshops and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of registered Gulf Photo Plus participants, models and volunteers.
Participants will be advised of any unusual health and safety requirements at the commencement of workshops and are expected to adhere to these rules.
Participation in the workshops is entirely at the participant’s own risk and any right to claim compensation for any accident, injury, loss or damage to self or equipment is waived. In particular participants accept full responsibility for their equipment against loss or theft, and acknowledge that they use the lighting equipment and travel provided by private buses to location shoots at their own risk.
Students under the age of 18 will be required to bring a letter of consent from their parent/guardian to be presented at time of registration.I Agree