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Beginners Class - Introduction to getting to grips with your DSLR

Beginners Class - Introduction to getting to grips with your DSLR

Saturday the 4th of December
Wellington Waterfront - 10:00 am - 3 hours
Getting to grips with your DSLR. Join Charles for a guided photo walk along the wonderful Wellington waterfront as we learn the basics of mastering the fully manual use of your DSLR. We will unlock the creative potential of your camera and you! Learn how the choices of manual aperture, shutter speed and ISO interact to inform exposure and how to archive the image you have imagined. We will explore the basics of lens selection and composition to help you create better photos with your camera as we wonder our visually rewarding water front!
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$115pp     only 5 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations across the region.
New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month.
And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Wellington Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue; if you use a tissue, dispose of it immediately and appropriately.
Really enjoyed the event. The tutor was great and gave helpful hints. Met some lovely people also. Would highly recommend this course to others.
Bonnie Holster
January 25th 2021
Really useful advice on how to start out in manual mode
Angela Houston
January 25th 2021
Fantastic and very practical. I liked how Nate showed us individually how to operate our cameras and then we just started experimenting.
Helene Luey
January 23rd 2021
Simple and useful instructions. Ample time given to each camera and lenses brought to help gain confidence in the use of the camera. enjoyable walk and introduction to places good for photo shoot.
zoe maniar
November 15th 2020
Nathan did a great job explaining the basics and helping everyone understand what to do to get started!
Sarah Anderson
November 14th 2020
Very informative
Shan Memon
October 10th 2020
Great get together. Nathan explained things well.
Richard Williams
October 10th 2020
Arthur Garcia
October 10th 2020
Charles Edwards
Charles is passionate about photons! Whether working with Cameras in the Screen Industry for over 20 years or teaching and sharing creative photographic knowledge and techniques for a dozen years as a mentor and tutor at the NZ Film School. Straddling seamlessly the worlds of Digital and Film Imagery with a DSLR and laptop or a 35mm Film Camera and the Darkroom. Equally at home with a phone for Instagram or a 645 negative to produce a Fine Art Black and White archival print for exhibition. And always having a load of fun with a camera and loving the creative process.