Better Photography Workshop

  • March 15, 2014 · 2:00 PM

Do you want to take your photography to the next level?

Do you want to create images with that “Wow!” factor?

Do you want to develop the skills to control the full creative and expressive potential of your camera?

Do you want discover your own unique style?

Photography is becoming more open and accessible to every one. Every mobile device has a camera built in. Our lives are becoming documented in images that are shared in social networks online. More people are interested in improving their photography to take better photos, whether it is of their family, friends, their city or the places they travel to, whether it is just for their own collection or to post online and share with their friends.

This workshop is for photographers of all levels who have an understanding of their camera, but are looking to further refine their photographic skills, to master the fundamental principles of photography and to create amazing images deliberately and consistently rather than just occasionally getting that great shot by chance.

Topics covered:

• Light

• Mastering exposure-what to expose for in a scene, when to make exposure compensations, when to use the different metering modes, correct vs creative exposure

• Composition-the underlying structure of a photo to catch the viewer’s eye. All elements must contribute to the image. Rule of thirds, diagonals, S curves, balance, leading lines, symmetry and patterns, rhythm, giving images depth: foreground-middle ground-background/obscuring, framing, contrast of elements, texture, filling the frame and cropping to removing distractions, positive and negative spaceColour balance-monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, warm, cool

• Perspective/viewpoint

• Eye path-directling the way the viewer’s eyes move around the image

• Story telling

• Capturing the "decisive moment"

• Expression

Please contact me if you have any questions :-)



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  • Kaoru

    Thanks for organising the work shop and effort you put into this. You gave us different perspectives and ideas when taking portraits. Look forward to a next workshop.

    2 · March 18

    • michael: t.

      my pleasure Kaoru. i hope that you can apply them to your photography and i look forward to seeing your work improve.

      1 · March 20

  • michael: t.

    Thank you for a successful workshop. i am looking forward to seeing your photography improve and seeing your images.

    March 18

  • Makiko G.

    Awesome workshop. Thank you Michael for all your energy, time and patience. I learned so many things that made me think and ask myself about photography. I was a bit awkward with taking portraiture as I don't have much experience with it but it was fun overall.

    2 · March 16

    • michael: t.

      Thank you Makiko. i'm glad that you found it useful. All of the principles apply regardless of what you are photographing, but it is a little more fun with a model. See you again soon.

      1 · March 18

  • Giulia

    I am stuck in traffic is going to be a problem being 20 min late?

    1 · March 15

    • Giulia

      I am really sorry it is not going to be worth for me coming as I am going to be too late for it. I am really looking forward the next one.Sorry for the very short notice

      March 15

    • michael: t.

      Guilia, i didn't notice your message on Saturday. i'll catch you at the next one :-)

      March 18

  • michael: t.

    I got caught in grand prix traffic so I'm going to be a couple of minutes late...

    March 15

  • michael: t.

    i will be running this workshop on the 3rd Saturday of every month so the next one is scheduled for Saturday 19 April. If you can't make it Gilles, i could possibly change the next one to Sunday 20 April.

    March 14

  • Gilles

    Hi Michael, I'm not available on Saturdays at the moment. I hope you'll run this again.

    1 · March 13

  • Kellie

    Sorry I cant make it anymore. Will this workshop be running again? I am very keen to come!

    1 · March 12

  • Kaoru

    Look forward to it. See you then.

    1 · February 24

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