Whether you have a compact camera or the latest DSLR, you can achieve stunning images. Photographers take most of their pictures ‘on the move’ – travelling around town, overseas or in the outback.
This workshop covers travel genres of landscape, people, urban and wildlife and provides ideas, tips and practical techniques for dealing effectively with travel and street photography. Includes a theory session, a practical shoot on location plus a review and critique session.
Travelling overseas, interstate or to an outback country town provides fresh visual stimuli and motivation for photographers.
Your travel images will benefit from an appreciation of light. Standing in the right place at the right time of the day are simple but overlooked factors. We discuss apps to help you to be in the right place at the right time.
Street photography was popularised by the likes of Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and is currently making a resurgence. This workshop will show you how to ‘zone’ your camera just like the pro street photographers. Issues of copyright, talent release and protocols in respect to street photography are covered.
Choosing the right camera and accessories is helpful in both travel and street photography. However don’t need to carry a bulky DSLR, tripod and extra lenses. Small high-end mirror-less cameras and even smaller light-weight compacts are capable of producing high quality images.
Travel photography requires interpersonal as well as photographic skills. Getting your gear through airports, embracing local customs, befriending people and learning key phrases in the local language will all help you to achieve more powerful images.
It’s advantageous to use cameras and lenses suited to your genre – landscape, wildlife, people or street. This workshop examines equipment choice, insurance, security, back-up and maintenance. Some new, light-weight, high-end digital compacts can outperform DSLRs and are less intrusive. The best of the high-end compacts for travel will be reviewed in the workshop.
Image: Cartagena, Colombia by Dale Neill.
This course will include:
Cameras and accessories
Camera skills for the travel and street photographer
Preparation and planning
On the Move
THINGS TO KNOW
This course is suitable for the widest range of cameras, from the simplest compact to the most advanced DSLR. Travel photography is far more about the way you plan, prepare and think about your subject than about the equipment. However ‘On the Move’ is not a Beginners course. Participants will get more out of this workshop if they have completed ‘Get the Most out of your Digital Camera’- Beginners or have a sound working knowledge of their camera.
Please bring your digital camera, lenses, camera accessories, tripod (only if you have one), camera instruction manual, EMPTY 4MB memory card, fully charged batteries, notebook and pen.
This course will be held at the University Club of Western Australia.
Lunch will be provided on the Saturday and is included in the cost.
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