Basic Photography (Live Virtual Classroom)

Basic Photography

Duration: 4 sessions | 4 hours/session

Fee: ₱6,000

This class tackles the basics of photography in a practical way, with the goal of being able to use your DSLR or mirrorless camera in different exposure modes just after a few sessions. Technical and creative photography techniques are also covered in this class. This course caters to all kinds of participants — from amateurs to professionals in the making.

This is a live, instructor-led online class, complete with discussions, demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and offline project. This class uses Zoom and Google Classroom.

Getting Acquainted with Your Own DSLR / Mirrorless Camera
PCCI Anywhere Orientation
Proper camera handling
Camera main parts and their functions
Main camera controls
Common photography terms
Focal length
Focusing properly
Composition Part 1: Rule of thirds
Depth of Field and Shooting in Aperture Priority Mode
Exposure mode: Aperture Priority mode
Shooting in Aperture Priority mode
Adjusting the Exposure Value in Aperture Priority mode
Depth of Field
Understanding Light
Composition Part 2: What Catches Viewers’ Attention
Motion, Shooting in Shutter Speed Priority Mode and in Manual Mode
Exposure mode: Shutter Speed Priority mode
Shooting in Shutter Speed Priority mode
Adjusting the Exposure Value in Shutter Speed Priority mode
How your camera reads
Metering Modes
Exposure mode: Manual mode
Shooting in Manual exposure mode
Composition Part 3: Other Composition Techniques
Shooting Exercises
Offline shooting exercises (Daytime)
1-hr Zoom session: Quick look and evaluation of daytime exercises
Offline shooting exercises (Afternoon and evening)
Evaluation of Photos and Additional Exposure Techniques
Evaluation of photos from Session 4 shooting exercises
Advanced exposure techniques
More on Lenses
Exposure Mode: Program and AutoUsing the camera flash
Camera care


To understand the digital features of a digital camera, e.g., resolution, compression, file formats, etc., participants are advised to attend the seminar on Digital Camera Fundamentals before taking this workshop.


  • Any brand of DSLR or Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
  • Kit lens (the lens that the camera came with). A wide-to-telephoto variable focal length lens is preferred
  • A tripod is not required but would be very useful in the exercises
  • Students must have Gmail account (for Google Classroom), Zoom application, and stable internet connection.


  1. Includes e-certificate of completion
  2. Lifetime Free Refresher  (You may attend again the same course,  free of charge, on a space-available basis.)
  3. Alumni discount
  4. Enroll in our L2C (Learning to Certification) programs and get a globally recognized certificate. This course is part of:

Fees: ₱6,000 inclusive of VAT.
Includes materials & e-certificate at the end of the class.

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Duration:  4 sessions | 4 hours per session | 16 hours total

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This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, desirable attitudes, and skills in operating a camera and composing a subject; setting up studio lights, equipment, and accessories; performing post-production stages; and presenting finished products in accordance with the industry standards.