Photography 101

Photography 101 - WAPF


Photography 101 - WAPF - is a series of training modules available to WAPF Affiliated Camera Clubs to teach within their group by an experienced Photographer / Instructor.


The course is designed to give a structured approach to D-SLR / Mirrorless Camera style photography - with both the ‘Mechanics’ and ‘Art’ of photography covered.

The outcome for the attendee’s is:

  1. Understanding your camera’s setting and modes / setting up your camera for best results

  2. Understanding composition and how to ‘see’ a photo

  3. Becoming more confident with your camera

  4. Simply: Knowledge, Inspiration and Confidence.

Topics Covered in each Module:

Module 1:

  1. Camera Types - DSLR / Compact / Mobile Devices / Mirrorless

  2. Overview of the Camera - Getting to know your Camera

  3. Memory Cards

  4. Raw v’s JPEG

  5. Basic Compositions Rules / Ideas

Module 2:

  1. Exposure Triangle - Explanation

  2. Exposure Triangle - ISO

  3. Exposure Triangle - Shutter Speed

  4. Exposure Triangle - Aperture

Module 3:

  1. Exposure Explained

  2. Making friends with the Histogram

  3. Exposure Compensation

  4. Metering and Exposure Controls

  5. Focus Controls

  6. Understanding your Camera’s Limitations

Module 4:

  1. Lenses and Lens Choice

  2. Introduction to Basic Flash Operation

  3. White Balance

  4. Filters - The best ones for Digital Photography

  5. Software - Computers - File Management

  6. Photo Competitions - Print and Digital

Couple of Points

  1. This course is designed to be taught within a Club, not for individual downloads.  The modules will need an experienced photographer / instructor to facilitate for best results.

  2. The course has been designed in HD (WideScreen - 1920 x 1080 resolution) for excellent visual presenting and will not look good on a lesser (1024 x 768) projector.

  3. Some clubs are presenting this course as part of yearly approach and breaking up the tuition to workable sections - i.e. 8 sections for 1 hour segments.

  4. The course will not be provided to individuals - rather to a club for their management and distribution as required.

  5. Contact Kingsley Klau (via the link above) to request the modules and discuss.

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