About this course / workshop
This workshop is of particular interest if you love animals and wildlife, or maybe you’re going on a safari or holiday and want to get more familiar with your camera before you go. Our day starts with a morning session consisting of three hours of essential camera theory where we will guide you through and explain the key features of your camera. You will learn how to control the aperture, shutter speed and ISO for absolute creative control of the camera and discover how to shoot confidently in the manual mode – no more Auto! After a light lunch (included) we begin the afternoon practical session and take a casual walk around the Zoo where there will be plenty of opportunities to explore the different techniques discussed in the morning session and photograph animals as diverse as crocodiles, snakes, koalas, birds, tigers, zebras and more.
What you will learn
Understanding and controlling exposure using the camera manual and priority modes, aperture and shutter speeds, what are they and how do they affect the image, the advantages of using the manual versus auto, focusing modes and selective focusing, understanding lens focal length, depth of field, focus modes, using and understanding ISO, white balance.
What camera do you need
Digital SLR or Mirrorless / micro four thirds cameras are ideal as you will need to use the manual functions of the camera (if you are unsure about the suitability of your camera please contact us). A telephoto zoom lens will also be required.
Tripods are provided on the day if you do not have one.