$225 – $250

Introduction to Photography

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Lunenburg

68 Bluenose Drive

Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

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Introduction to Photography


Get to know and learn to become a creative with your camera!

This class is an introduction to digital photography. Students can expect to learn how to correct exposure, shoot in challenging lighting situations and make strong compositions

Introduction to Photography is a 5 session course over 10 weeks looking at the basic photographic skills while introducing advanced approaches in applying these skills in practical applications. The course is instructed by Peter Zwicker, Accredited Professional and Member of the Professional Photographers of Canada,

Intro to Photography will be held on the following dates:

May 5 : 7pm-9pm

May 19 : 7pm-9pm

June 2 : 7pm-9pm

June 16 : 7pm-9pm

June 23 : 7pm-9pm

There is a course minimum of 8 students and must be met by April 15, 2020.


While the course is designed primarily for the beginner with an interchangeable lens camera the course can be completed with any camera with manual controls (compact, mirrorless, even advanced cell phones etc).

Outside of the 5 classes held in the boardroom of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic Boardroom at 68 Bluenose Drive, there will be two outdoor field trips where students will learn to apply the basics of what they have learned in the classroom setting.

There will be regular session assignments where the students will be expected to print 2 (8 x 10 ) and bring to class for discussion and practice .

Students are required to bring their own DSLR cameras for each class, along with their camera manuals for instructional assistance. The course instructor is not responsible for knowing the operation of each camera. This class is suitable for beginners.

If you need to learn your camera , please contact the instructor and arrange for a 1 on 1 sessions starting at $35

Topics covered in the 5 sessions include but are not limited to:

Equipment


  • The Digital Camera
  • Camera Overview
  • Camera Features
  • Service and accessories
  • Parts of a camera
  • Lens
  • Shutter
  • Memory card
  • Interchangeable Lenses
  • Adjustable ISO
  • Integrated Light Meters
  • Self-Timer
  • Lenses
  • Focus
  • Focal Length
  • Aperture
  • Lens Types
  • Macro Lenses
  • Zoom Lenses
  • Tilt-Shift Lenses
  • Auto focus (AF)
  • Image stabilisation (IS) or Vibration reduction (VR)
  • Filters
  • Taking Care of your Equipment
  • Practical Lens Choices
  • Types of Photography


Getting Ready To Shoot

  • Shutter, Aperature and ISO
  • What is depth of field?
  • Depth of field (DOF) Overview
  • Circles of Confusion
  • Hyperfocal Distance
  • DOF Preview Button
  • DSLR Shooting Modes in Practice
  • Manual (M)
  • Aperture Priority (AV) or (A)
  • Shutter Priority (TV) or (S)
  • Program Mode (P)
  • Exposure Compensation


Composition

  • The Rule of Thirds
  • Leading lines
  • Symmetry
  • Negative Space
  • Use the Foreground
  • Shapes, Patterns & Repetition
  • Orientation
  • Negative Space




No refunds , transfers to another participant . In the event that course is a no go all funds are returned,



What people are saying about Peter's work.

"Peter Zwicker is, to me, the epitome of local passion. Peter combines his lifetime experience in the Lunenburg area with incredible heart and soul on his subject of choice and photographs it in a way that's both unique and magical. Incredible work."

Dave Brosha - Acclaimed Canadian and International Photographer.

"Zwicker's photography is stunning ..."

Phillip Moscovitch Atlantic Books Today

“Peter was engaged and professional, providing plenty of options for our designers to choose from. The end result was a book about Bluenose II that features some of the best photography of one of our country’s most recognizable treasures. Peter’s attention to detail is evident in every image.”

Kara Turner Acquisitions Editor, Formac Lorimer Books Inc

”Peter captures Lunenburg in a way that emphasizes the beauty of our Town, his hometown and mine. His photographs highlight what is special about our community, how we feel about it but can’t always properly express. Through his visual images other people, near and far, can get a sense of what makes this place so special."

Rachel Bailey, Mayor of Lunenburg

"Very nice job sir! This is going to look awesome!"

Chris Lemay, Octane Press

Biography


Peter Zwicker aka Bacalao is a accredited professional photographer (PPOC) based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. Photography is a medium upon which permits Peter to reflect on both the world as he sees it through his travels and his hometown of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Peter has been published locally, regionally and internationally and known for his pictorials of Nova Scotia's South Shore. He has been published in a National Geographic book of UNESCO Canada, did the photography for a book on the famed Bluenose and on the history of Black Loyalists inNova Scotia.


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