Intro to Photography Hands-On Workshop

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

The goal for the Intro workshop is to get you comfortable with you camera and shooting in manual mode. The first hour of this 3-hour workshop is going over those seemingly daunting camera settings you’ve heard about but don’t know how to use. We explain everything with visuals in an open question environment. A minimum of 3 professionals are within arm’s length to help you get your camera prepared for manual shooting. We like to make it as close to a one-on-one session as we can. At the end of the lecture we roam the outdoor classroom, the beautiful, historic Barrington Hall, and turn words to action while photographing real models. The professionals will walk you through their camera’s manual settings and explain different types of lighting. This is a great opportunity to shoot as much as you want and explore your camera’s settings while having the guidance of professionals close by. You’re in the right spot!

Intro Photo Workshop Inside Topics Include:

  • What your manual camera settings do

  • Understanding how light works in your camera

  • How to read and use your in-camera meter

  • How to shoot portraits of people in manual settings

  • Rules of Thumb for photography beginners

  • First steps in finding flattering lighting for your subjects

  • How to shoot a portrait when the light isn’t favorable

  • How to read a histogram for perfectly exposed images

  • What Makes a Creative Edge Introduction to Photography Class Different?

  • Hands-on portion of photographing models

  • Minimum of 2 professional photographers at all times

  • Video feedback follow up for images you took during the workshop

  • Video Overview emailed to you after the workshop to review all topic covered

  • Our Introduction to Photography eBook FREE,  a $24 value

  • $50 off your registration to the next Intermediate Photography class

  • Check out our Photography Workshop Website for more information, pictures from previous workshops and more workshops to sign up for!

    What to Bring

    DSLR Camera, lenses, and a can-do attitude!

    Minimum age

    All ages welcome

    What's Provided

    We will have models and lots of opportunities to practice what you learn in the classroom.

    What You Can Expect From This Experience
    • Shooting in Manual Mode, no longer use Automatic Mode
    • Learn Basic Lighting Fundamentals
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    Mike Moreland is the founder and owner of Moreland Photography, and Creative Edge Photography workshops. He has been a photographer for over 30 years. Mike got involved in the Commercial Photography field, where he mastered the art of Advertising Photography for over 15 years. Specializing in fashion, architecture, and advertising he appeared in many publications. Mike’s passion is sharing his knowledge with others. He loves teaching customized photography workshops and classes. He strongly believes in personal investment. If you are passionate about photography, taking a class is a great place to start. He knows all the rules, techniques, and tricks to driving your photography skills to the next level! Whether you’re a beginner, or a professional Mike works with all levels of students teaching the ways of family portraits, high school seniors, weddings, maternity shoots, newborns, boudoir, and everything commercial.