Intensive Basic Photography Course (English) Den Haag
The Intensive Basic Photography Course combines camera settings and the creative side of photography in a very unique way. You will learn how to correctly set the camera for every situation, while at the same time gaining insight into creative photography and as well as concrete tips about composition. All subjects are presented in a very clear way.
"Octopus Photography's basic course puts you on the right track for understanding the basics of making great pictures. A photography course at the right pace on how to learn the camera techniques as well as the creative aspect of taking pictures. In one day, I already feel like I’m years ahead.’’
The Intensive Basic Photography Course is the optimal first step for any beginner photographer. Through a purposeful and practical orientation approach, you will leave ‘automatic’ and ‘snapshot’ photography behind forever. The unique 'intensive' set up adds important value to the course: there is a lot of knowledge sharing! Therefore, this course also provides a stable basis for independently developing further as a photographer.
We will take a lot of photographs, this is the best way to learn. The lesson is given in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere with plenty of time for all your questions. It is not only educational, but also a fun day.
You can count on our support at the end of the course. You will receive two books for reference and self-study. If you have any questions, you can always email us.
'Intensive Basic Course Photography' is a learning / reference book in which you can find all the themes discussed.
'The Workbook for the Photographer' is a selection of exercises, assignments and theory tests to help you in the next 3 months to put your knowledge and skills into a new dimension.
We will make many pictures during the course because the best way to learn to photograph is just by doing it. Therefore, practice is central to this photography course.
INTRODUCTION: Photo equipment and accessories. Use, maintenance, cleaning.
FUNDAMENTALS: Essential role of light in photography.
CAMERA SETTINGS: Exposure modes: Aperture priority (A / Av), Shutter priority (S / TV), Manual (M). White balance, ISO value, Exposure correction. Focus: Focus mode and focus points.
CREATIVE CONTROL OF DEPTH OF FIELD AND SHUTTER SPEED: How to make an ordinary photo an exceptional photo by depth of field and shutter speed.
SUBJECT SELECTION: The importance of your subject and selection criteria.
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY: What should you think about taking a successful photo.
BASE COMPOSITION - BASE: The most important elements of composition.
Course duration: 3 weeks
Time: 19.30 – 22.00 h
Location: Jan Wapstraat 237 in The Hague
Course Lecturer: Various
Number of participants: 8-12
Catering: Coffee / tea / water are offered with compliments.
After registration you will receive a confirmation and additional information about the course.
Start date: 18th January, All course data: 18th and 25th January, 1st February (Fully Booked); Start date: 31st May
All course data: 31st May, 7th and 14th June (Fully Booked)
Start date: 11th October
All course data: 11th, 18th and 25th October
Startdate: 8th November
All course data: 8th, 15th and 22nd November
Participation fee: One participant 125 euros / Two participants 210 euros