Types of workshops

Kim is an experienced presenter, and has run numerous workshops on learning to shoot in manual, basic and advanced editing and retouching, and basic camera skills.  She has presented to some of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) regional groups, and New Zealand Photographic Society clubs. 

Learn to Shoot in Manual Workshop (max 10 people)

The workshop takes you through how to shoot in manual step by step, so you can gain a clear working understanding. It includes examples and practical exercises to help you along the way, keeping it as hands-on as possible while still discussing the technical information. The course takes around 5 hours.

You will also have access to the online Learn to Shoot in Manual course for 12 months. You can ask questions and post photos for critique and advice, so you won't be left without support after the workshop. Places are strictly limited to a maximum of 10 people, ensuring it is a "full contact" environment.

What you will learn:

  • Tools and terminology - the functions of your camera and lens(es).
  • Camera handling and care.
  • What the light meter is and how to use it, metering modes.
  • How to get sharp focus, focusing modes.
  • How to expose using the triangle of exposure (ISO, aperture and shutter speed).
  • Control depth of field (how much of your image is in focus), by learning the factors which affect it.
  • Motion/movement effects, such as how to freeze or show movement.
  • How to read and use a histogram.
  • White balance (colour).
  • Composition techniques.

These and more give you the platform to become a photographer, whether that be as an amateur, taking better photos of your family, landscapes, projects, or the start of the journey to become a professional photographer.

What you need: Digital camera with full manual capability. This is likely to be a dSLR or mirrorless camera, which often have interchangeable lenses. You need a camera that has features such as a light meter, control over focusing modes, metering modes, ISO, aperture and shutter speed to make the best use of what the course offers. Most compact cameras will not be suitable; nor will phones.

What is included: workshop-tyle teaching, workbook with course material and room to write notes, morning tea, lunch, and 12 months access to the online "Learn to Shoot in Manual (DSLR)" course.

Workshop Cost: $295pp indicative pricing for workshops based in my Te Awamutu studio. Travel costs to other areas may be additional. Minimum of six attendees and maximum of ten.

Next available date:  to be advised. 

Please contact me if you have any questions.