We’ll teach you some easy in-camera tips and tricks to deal with harsh sun, low light, pitch-black night and everything in between. You’ll also learn posing and directing for singles, couples and large groups, plus new ideas and tricks you can incorporate into your portrait, wedding, fashion, boudoir, nature, travel photography or fine art work.
Wednesday, May 17th from 6:30pm to 9:30 pm
There's a whole wack of content in this workshop so please come early to grab your seat and we'll get started right on the nose. We have the room until 10:15 so I'll stay late to answer extra questions... and when the night is over let's head somewhere close to grab a drink and a night-time nibble!WHERE?
Comfort Inn at 3020 Blanshard St, Victoria (near the Mayfair Mall)
The hotel phone is 250-382-4400
We're in the ballroom, which is just down the hall from reception on the main floor. There will be signs.
There is underground parking if you don't see spaces up near the main door.
WHAT TO BRING
Your DSLR camera, or your digital rangefinder or any digital camera that allows you to shoot in manual mode.
A standard lens (such as a 35mm prime, 50mm prime, or a 24-70mm zoom)
If you have one, bring a telephoto lens (ie 85mm prime, 135mm prime or a 70-200mm zoom) - if you don't have a telephoto don't fear! Any lens works! Just bring one. :)WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
(This is important)
Many photographers I know shoot in an aperture or priority mode (i.e., the a, s, t or p mode on their camera). It's okay if this is how you normally shoot. However, we're going to be going over ways to over-ride these priority modes on your camera. Don't worry... it's not too complicated. But please know how to adjust your camera to shoot 100% on M for Manual Mode. That means knowing how to set your camera on M, and then adjust your shutter, aperture and your ISO manually. On some cameras these are hidden in a menu. Please turn off your auto ISO as well. Check out YouTube videos for your particular camera model so you know where those buttons and menu items are ahead of the workshop. This workshop is jammed-packed with content so you'll find it easier and faster if you know your camera menus and dials ahead of time.
If you already shoot Manual often, then yaay! You're all set.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
This is going to be a fun night learning lots of hacks and shortcuts that will change the way you shoot forever. You'll also learn easy ways to work with singles, couples and groups. This is going to be a big, nerdy jam-fest where we get to experiment and try things out. Expect to have fun!
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear something comfy because you might need to get on the ground.
WILL THERE BE FOOD?
We're keeping ticket costs down, so unfortunately there isn't a budget for food. But I'll likely bring some cookies and doughnuts. That said, please eat before you come, plus bring your own snacks and water/juice, etc. It's just past dinner for most people and if you're rushing there from work it might be a good idea to pre-pack some bites. After all, having fun requires fuel!
MAY I BRING MY BABY?
Of course! We've had a few nursing babies over the years and they have fun too!
CAN MY FRIEND BUY A TICKET AT THE DOOR?
Absolutely. Tickets at the door are $75. :) But your friends will save money if they get their seat online! :)