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Basic Photography (Face to Face)

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.

Method of Teaching

Face to face onsite classroom learning delivery.

What will be covered

Getting Acquainted with Your Own DSLR / Mirrorless Camera

  • 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
  • Motion
  • How your camera reads
  • Metering Modes
  • Exposure mode: Manual mode
  • Shooting in Manual exposure mode
  • Evaluation of photos from shooting exercises
  • Advanced exposure techniques
  • More on Lenses
  • Filters
  • Exposure Mode: Program and Auto
  • Using 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


  1. Includes 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:


Face to face sessions

Available Tickets: 2
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Jun 26 - 28 2024


Includes lunch break and snack breaks.Class hours vary per date. Typical hours are as follows:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Face to Face Learning


Face to Face Learning
2247 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City 1233

Next Occurrence

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  • Date
    Jun 26 - 28 2024
  • Time
    Includes lunch break and snack breaks.Class hours vary per date. Typical hours are as follows:
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.