Join Zim for a London Photography Workshop!
Saturday, May 5
Session 1 - 12:00-3:00 pm Beyond the Basics (3 hours) This session is geared towards those who have a beginning to intermediate understanding of their camera settings. The session will be hands on so you'll get real experience learning what to do and when to do it. We'll explore when to use the various settings available on your camera (specifically, Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Program Mode). Although most photographers recommend the use of Aperture Priority in general, and especially when photographing landscapes, we'll explore why and when Shutter Priority may be a better choice. You will also learn about exposure and how proper exposure is achieved within the camera's metering as well as a better understanding of different metering modes as appropriate for different scenarios. We'll also go over White Balance - what it is, how it works, and why it's important even when shooting RAW. Location: King's Cross Station (£70) [8 Seats Available 6 Seats left]
Session 2 - 4:30-6:30 pm Street & Travel photography (2 hours). How to tell the story. In this session you'll learn how to capture the local flavor in your photographs from architecture to street photography. After meeting at London Bridge station, we'll head towards Boroughs Market photographing the iconic Shard and classic Southwark Cathedral along the way. You'll learn how to take photographs in this hustle and bustle environment to better capture the moment. Location: The Shard (£85) [8 Seats Available 5 Seats left]
Session 3 - 8:30-11:00 pm Night photography and Magic Hour (2.5 hours) Learn long exposure as we photograph the London skyline and the Jubilee bridge/London Eye area. You'll get a better understanding of white balance as well. You must bring a tripod for this session. Location: Cleopatra's Needle (£100) [6 Seats Available 4 Seats left ]
Sunday, May 6
Session 1 - 11:00-1:00 pm Composition Boot Camp (2 hours) This session will not involve the rule of thirds, leading lines, or golden rule discussion. To get your images to the next level, you must get beyond trite and basic concepts. Learn how to look more closely at a scene by understanding balance and lines. Location: City Hall (£70) [8 Seats Available 5 Seats left]
Session 2 - 2:00-3:30 pm Macro Photography (2.5 hours) - Learn how to photograph the little things in life. Get a better handle on depth of field and bokeh. For this session you'll need to have a macro lens or extension tubes. (£85). [6 Seats Available 4 Seats left]
Session 3 5:00-7:30 pm Architecture - Just buildings that's all we'll be doing. (2.5 hours ). (£85). [8 Seats Available 6 Seats left]
Monday, May 7
Session 1 - 9:00-11:00am Composition Boot Camp (2 hours) This session will not involve the rule of thirds, leading lines, or golden rule discussion. To get your images to the next level, you must get beyond the basic concepts. Learn how to look more closely at a your images by understanding balance and lines. Location: St. George's Church Gravesend (£70) [8 Seats Available]
Session 2 Boat Graveyard 1-4pm (3 hours) - We'll keep working on composition and may get a chance at using long lenses. Bring your wellies! Rain pants will be helpful in case you decide to sit in the muck. (Meeting location Hoo, Kent, if you would like a lift from the Ebbsfleet Station, we have room for 5. Ebbsfleet station is less than20 minutes from St. Pancras station) (£85) [8 Seats Available 6 Seats left]
Equipment: Any digital camera will work just fine except for the night session which requires that your camera must have manual over rides. Night session also require a tripod. Suggested lenses are 18-55 (24-70mm) and long zoom. If you have an ultra-wide angle lense it may be helpful for the architectural sessions. You must have a macro lens or extension tube for the macro session.
Travel: You are responsible for getting to and from the meeting locations on your own. There will be enough time to travel between locations via mass transit. You may also drive your own car however London parking is challenging. If you require a lift for the Boat Graveyard please indicate so in the message session below.
Meals: There will be just enough time to refuel in between sessions at local eateries.
Meeting locations: Meeting locations will be emailed prior to start of event.
If you would like to join Zim for a workshop in London please fill out the form below and an electronic invoice will be sent to you.
Register for more sessions for a discount: 2 Session = 10%; 3 sessions = 15%; 4+ sessions 20%