9/30 – Photography Level 1 Workshop

Mastering the Fundamentals

Date: Saturday 9/30. Time: 2pm-5pm
Instructor: TONY MAESTO – Published Fashion Photographer


Register Early and Save $50.

$150 – Early Bird Price. Registered by Saturday 9/23.
$200 – Regular

We all love to create beautiful photos, but we may not have the creative and technical knowledge needed to make our photos look the way we want them to. Don’t be afraid, now is the time to Take a Leap into learning how to take photos that capture your artistic vision.

Whether you just started taking pictures using either a point and shoot or a digital SLR camera, this course will help advance your photography skills by teaching you the needed techniques to take control of your camera, and your creativity. The knowledge gained from this hands-on training can be applied to a wide range of photography styles, from landscape to high fashion, and enable you to take the next step towards creating more memorable images.

Workshop Outline

Get to Know Your Camera

  1. Exposure – Tell the camera how much light to capture.
    – ISO – A little or a lot of Sensitivity
    – Shutter Speed – Fast or Slow
    – Aperture – Open Wide or Closed Down
  2. Shooting Modes
    – Auto – Never touch it again after this course 🙂
    – Aperture Priority – Lock your Depth of Field
    – Shutter Priority – Lock your Motion Preference
    – Manual – The Creative Mode
  3. Lenses – The eye of the camera
    – Focus – Blurry or Sharp
    – Focal Length – Wide or Telephoto
    – Zooms vs. Fixed/Primes
    – Distortion – Making Fat into Thin or vice versa
  4. Digital Fundamentals
    – Megapixels and Resolution
    – JPEG/RAW – File Size vs. Flexibility
    – White Balance – Why does the subject’s color look different in the photo compared to its actual color?
    – Histogram – Is the exposure correct? Don’t rely on what you see on the LCD, (varies with view conditions) – trust the histogram!
  5. Composition – Where to place your subject, and direct the viewer’s attention towards the most important elements of your image.
    – Rule of Thirds
    – Perspective
    – Leading Lines
    – Negative Space
    – Foreground
    – Background
  6. Light – Place the subject in the best light
    – Natural Light
    – On-Camera Flash

Apply what you’ve learned thus far in a photoshoot.

What’s Next?
Discuss where to go with your photography journey after this workshop!

What to Bring
Camera and lenses

Please email your questions to tony@studiomaesto.com