Introduction to Photography

Teacher: Stacy Liu
Level: Suitable for beginners
Duration: 6 hours (3 hours classes over 2 days)


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Introduction to Photography

Our Introduction to Photography workshop is suitable for individuals new to photography and cameras.

Learn more about the technical side of photography, and build an understanding of how the camera works, how to handle it, controlling depth of field, and the basic theory of composition.

This classroom based workshop will be held over two consecutive days (3 hours each day), and aims to provide students with enough knowledge for them to pursue film photography with confidence.

What this workshop covers:

Day one

The Camera Obscura
A brief history of photography and how light works.

Types of cameras
Learn more about the different types of film cameras available and how they work.

Taking photographs — aperture, shutter speed & ISO
How do aperture, shutter speed and ISO work together to capture an image? We will explain how each variable works and how to control each of them with confidence. We will also touch on lighting contrast and how it affects the look of a photograph.


Day two

Film types and sizes
We will look at the different film and sizes available.

Camera lenses
What camera lenses are there and how do you choose which to use?

Depth of field
An often ignored part of photography but one of the most important. What is it, what variables control it, and how do you master depth of field?

Basic composition
What is a 'good' photograph? This is very subjective, but a few basic rules can help to elevate your photos.


*all topics will be covered in the two days but there may be slight changes in the order of the itinerary.

What is provided:

  • Classroom notes

What to bring (optional):

  • Something to jot down notes
  • Your own film camera if you have questions about them 

Who this workshop is suitable for:

  • Beginners and novice photographers

Introduction to Photography
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