Introduction to Shooting

Photography is about making pictures, not just taking them. Learn how to use your camera to take your images beyond the casual snapshot!

Develop a solid grounding in photography – from camera handling, to getting the right exposure, optimising manual functions and composition. Participants will develop their photographic eye through a blend of lectures, practical assignments and critiques, and work on a personal photo project which can be exhibited at the half-yearly student photography group exhibition in the Objectifs Gallery.

There are three guided field shoots during this workshop, providing students practical shooting lessons both during the day and evening. Recommended for those looking to explore photography beyond the point and shoot level.


• What makes a good image?
• Types of photography
• Camera handling
• Aperture, shutter speed, ISO and exposure
• Revisiting manual functions
• Measuring exposure – metering
• Guided field shoot
• Rules of composition
• Using composition to your advantage
• White balance
• Working with low light and artificial light
• Ways to reduce camera shake
• Using your on-camera flash

• Working with natural light and the environment
• Getting the moment, and making it look good
• Approaching subjects
• Troubleshooting
• Practical revision and applying techniques learnt to different shooting scenarios

• Finding stories in your environment

• Basic digital workflow
• Managing and archiving your digital files
• Basic image editing

Workshop fee:



Participants need a DSLR, or a prosumer digital camera like the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) for this workshop.


7 to 28 Oct 2017 (4 sessions)

Edmund Low (View Profile)

#1 7 Oct, Sat, 1pm – 5pm (Classroom Session + Guided Shoot)
#2 14 Oct, Sat, 1pm – 6pm (Classroom + Guided Shoot)
#3 25 Oct, Wed, 7pm – 9.30pm (Night Guided Shoot)
#4 28 Oct, Sat, 1pm – 4.30pm (Classroom)

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