DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 101
For those who have little to no understanding of all the buttons and functions on a camera, the [ DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 101 ] program is the best place to start learning. Although a big portion of the course is on deciphering the use a camera, we will also be looking at techniques and the theory of photography, and how these functions are used in relation to each other to achieve the best results when taking photos.
Over the course of the 12 hours, you find that the way you operate your camera and deliberate using the different functions would have changed drastically as you’ll be more aware now of how to utilize them.
“I am now able to use my camera at it’s full potential. By understanding the settings and how to use it, i can achieve my vision as a photographer ”
— J Rodriguez.
10 Students Max.
February 9 & 16
10:00 - 17:00
(includes 1-hour break)
INTRO TO STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
Controlling lighting in a studio can often be a challenging skill to master for photography apprentices. The SLab’s [ INTRO TO STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY ] program aims to cover the fundamental techniques for differentiating light sourcing in a studio setting, to help students expand their understanding of complimentary angles related to lighting and model positioning in professional photography. With the multitude of sources used in photography studios, this program also aims to present the various equipment used to modify and enhance your photographs, giving you the opportunity to use the equipment and put the techniques you will learn into action. You will also be receiving guidance on how to interact with and direct prospective clients to further ameliorate yourself with the procedures used in professional photography settings.
After practicing all the methods taught in this program, you will be able to complete photo shooting exercises on other students as your model, and receive feedback and critique on your session.
“The skills learned help me navigate the studio process with relative ease.”
“I had no prior experience with studio photography. Even after just one studio photography lesson with François, I was able to handle my own very first studio session. The pictures turned out great and my client will use the pictures for her website and promotional materials.”
— Paul L. H.
6 Students Max.
19:00 - 21:00
Refine your candid photography skills outside of the classroom in and around the amazing streets of Beijing. Learn professional methods that photographers use in order to achieve the best candid results by applying them immediately around the hutongs, local cultural gems, populated & unpopulated avenues, and cityscapes.
Create simple designs of pendants and charms that could be soldered into earrings or other simple jewelry pieces.
“I have learned that street photography is not just going around and taking a bunch of photos. How you approach your subject and the message you want to give is what makes a good pictures. Thanks to François to having opened my eyes.”
— Gerald G.
6 hour program
10 Students Max.
10:00 - 17:00
INTRO TO LIGHTROOM
No matter your level of photography skills, Adobe Lightroom is a crucial part of digital photography in modern day. The SLab offers the most comprehensive foundational course [ INTRO TO LIGHTROOM ] that would show any avid photographer why this is the second most essential tool in photography next to having a camera. From organizing to editing your photos, discover the wonders of Adobe’s Lightroom.
By the end of this short course, you will see the immediate difference of your photographs with a side-by-side comparison of ‘before’ and ‘after’ using Adobe Lightroom.
I thought I knew Lightroom…
I thought I knew Lightroom but going through the process with an expert helped me out in my workflow and how I work on my pictures.
— C. Duguays
8 Students Max.
17:00 - 21:00