Basic Photography Seminar in U.P. Diliman

March 8, 15, and 29, 2008
Room 213, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Registration Fee: P2,500.00


Day One

* Intro to different types of photographic equipment
* Film and digital cameras and their differences; lenses, other accessories
* Camera operation and handling
* Applications of photography: portraiture, child, events, still life, pet, macro, landscape, architecture, nature, food, holiday photography, nudes, fashion, fine art, photojournalism, art documentation, etc
* Basic camera parts and icons, shooting modes
* Proper exposure techniques: understanding and working with light
* Reading the camera meter
* Essential picture elements: rules of composition, balance, rule of thirds, frames, curves, patterns, light and shadow, depth of field, balance, etc.
* Outdoor practice shoot

Day Two

* Critique of photos from day 1
* Lighting theory and practice, ambient versus flash
* Using on-camera flash, external flash, bouncing light, light modifiers, balancing ambient light and flash, light painting
* Creative photographic techniques
* Product photography for profit: concept, lighting, setup, props, creating your own product photography studio

Day Three

* Critique of photos from day 2
* “Backward engineering” a lighting setup
* Hands-on shoot indoors and outdoors using studio lights, modifiers, and ambient light
* The concept of Intellectual Property Rights and its importance to photographers
* Awarding of certificates of attendance.

Bring any point-and-shoot digital camera, digital or film camera with interchangeable lenses

*This course will be offered every month at the same venue. There is a limited number of seats, however, so reserve your slot as soon as possible.

For inquiries please call: Nathaniel Salang at 0915-548-0214 or Tel. No. 824-2305

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