WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHIC COURSES

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Wildlife Photography Master Class (class) - R2150  

 

Wildlife Photography Master Class (1 on 1) - R4850 

 

2018 Course Dates are at the bottom of the page, 2019 dates available on request

Want to learn more about advanced photographic techniques, custom settings and animal behaviour? Want to learn how to photograph in low light and get photos of the night sky and more? Want to learn how use the manual modes on your camera and integrate them in your photography? The Wildlife Photographic course is for you.

 

What you will learn...

  • RAW vs Jpg - RAW all the way, we teach you why
  • Dynamic Range - Are you getting the most out of your image sensor?
  • Sensor sizes, resolution, mega pixels and crop factors - what is right for you?
  • Manual Shooting Modes using  Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual mode
  • The magic of middle grey - never have exposure issues again
  • The Exposure triangle - Understand exposure and metering and learn how to use Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO to manage light correctly
  • Custom Settings - Dial in your pre-sets and never miss a shot again
  • Depth of field - complete understanding of the beautiful bokeh blur
  • Exposure Compensation - No more incorrect exposures in your photos
  • White Balance - Get the correct colours in your photographs consistently
  • Auto Focus Modes - Using the correct focus mode for different scenarios
  • Auto focus tracking and case scenario management - when to implement these and in what situations to use them correctly
  • Drive mode and burst rates- Learn the basics for continuous shooting for flawless action photographs
  • Metering Modes - Understanding different light sources and getting the most out of your light reading
  • Shooting stars - All you need to know about night time photography
  • Lenses - Understand which lenses are used for different scenes and how to select the right lenses for your needs. Lens image stabilisers (IS, VR, OS, SSS etc - you know who you are) and how to use them 
  • Colour Space and Setups - Start by using the correct colour space on all your devices (camera, computer, monitor, printer etc)
  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Digital image processing the right way. 
  • Printing - Learn about printing your images 
  • Image Composition - Learn all the rules, and when to break them
  • Stand out from the crowd - Shooting styles, angles and techniques to set you apart from your peers
  • Animal trends and behaviour - Techniques for different scenarios. When to shoot and when to run...

 

Some techniques

  • Sharper images without fail - lens "sweet spots", faster shutters, lower ISO, camera stability
  • Action photos - improve your actions shots with our ure fire techniques
  • Panning techniques with slower shutter speeds
  • Depth of field management
  • Birds in flight
  • Exposure for post-production - shooting for dynamic range without under/over exposing another photo ever again
  • And many more...

 

 

More information...

The Wildlife Photography course is made up of 2 three hour sessions, one week apart (6 hours in total). If your first session is on a Tuesday, your 2nd session will be 1 week later, also on a Tuesday. Please bring your camera and something to make notes with. Course notes will be supplied along with some snacks. 

 

Venue information...

The course is held in Ferndale, Randburg. There is secure parking with a security guard onsite.

 

 

A young leopard in a Camel Thorn Tree in Marataba.

Canon 1Dx with a 300mm f/2.8 IS L mk II lens. 640th/sec, f/4, ISO 800.

A Black Rhino charging our game vehicle in Tembe Elephant Park. 

Canon 30D with 100-400mm IS L lens. 800th/Sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600.

Pilanesberg King -  A beautiful male lion in his prime.

Canon 7D mk II with 300mm f/2.8 IS L mk II lens. 2000/Sec, f/2.8, ISO 400.

Course notes in a full colour A4 booklet for you to keep

Bookings...

Bookings are essential! Please fill out the form below and we will contact you to setup your date and time. If you would like any more information, please let us know in the "Message" box in the form below. 

I will respond as soon as possible. At times I might be on a photographic safari with limited signal, I will respond as soon as possible. Thank you.

2018 Classroom Dates below. For one on one sessions, please liaise with us regarding those dates.  

All weekday dates below are from 6-9pm unless otherwise specified. Course availability is based on full payments received.


​​​​​​​Please send us an email for 2019 courses

November 2018

Monday 5 and 12 November - Sold Out

Tuesday 6 and 13 November - Sold Out

Wednesday 7 and 14 November - Sold Out

Monday 19 and 26 November - Availability

Tuesday 20 and 27 November - Sold Out

Wednesday 21 and 28 November - Availability

December 2018

Saturday 1 and 8 December - Availability

Monday 3 and 10 December - Availability

Tuesday 4 and 11 November - Sold Out

Wednesday 5 and 12 November - Sold Out

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