Introduction to Photography Day Course
This course is perfect for anyone staring their journey into the realm of photography! I will spend the day delving into the theory of photography, and how to apply it through your camera’s various manual and semi-manual functions. I will start at the beginning and set out all the basics in easy to digest modules so no prior knowledge of photography is required to participate in this course.
What you will need to bring on the course: A bridge or SLR camera is ideal as they have the manual functionality that is essential to getting to grips with the theory, as well as having all the necessary bells and whistles! Please bring along your camera's manual, a note pad to scribble on and a flash stick to take away the course notes.
Cost: $80 pp includes lunch, teas and course notes.
Upcoming Courses - Harare 22nd October - Bulawayo 4th November
Practical Day at Bushman Rock Safaris
This practical day trip is perfect for those who have attended my Intro Course, and are still wanting to cement the theory by spending the day taking photographs, under supervision. Bushman Rock Safaris is the ideal venue for such a day trip, with sweeping vistas, a variety of wildlife as well as a fully functioning winery. You will have ample opportunity to practise the theory you learnt in the classroom, while I will be on hand to iron out any uncertainties you have with the camera, theory or just life in general!
What you will need to bring on the course: Depending on the season either warm clothing (Ruwa can get very cold!) sturdy walking shoes, all your camera equipment, binoculars and your sense of adventure!
Cost: Full day $100 pp includes lunch, teas, activities at Bushman Rock and my undivided attention. Cost excludes transport to Bushman Rock.
Upcoming Courses: 15th October
Introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop
So you have managed to capture a masterpiece with your camera, now what? Even modern day digital picasos have to edit their pictures! This may seem a formidable challenge when you are confronted by Lightroom or Photoshop's menus, tools and interface. . I will teach you what you need to know in order to make your great pictures amazing, without having to spend half the day working on one shot. In this course we will cover the basics of Lightroom and Photoshop that can be applied to any kind of picture, be it your last family holiday snaps or your once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Northern Lights.
What you will need to bring on the course: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, preferably on a laptop; some of your own pics to practice on and your inner techno geek.
Cost: $80 includes lunch and teas.
Sunsets and Star Trails
Time to sort out your night vision as you are going to need it for this fantastic course! Hone your sunset photography skills in Harare’s urban wilderness - Haka Park, and then stay after dark to learn the ins and outs of astro-photography. Learn how to set your camera up to get the best pictures of the stars in all their glory, as well as how to shoot with interval timer settings so you can create mesmerising star trails in post production. A production guide to editing your astro-photographs using Lightroom and Photoshop is provided too.
What you will need to bring: Your camera with a wide angle lenses, preferably with a fast maximum aperture, a tripod, a remote cable release if you have one, sturdy shoes and warm clothes, tea/coffee or a nip of something to keep you warm.
Cost: $40 pp which excludes the entry fees into Haka Park.
Delve into the minute world of macro photography and discover the plethora of photographic opportunities waiting for you in your back garden. Using a typical lush Zimbabwean garden I will take you through the techniques required to master the art of Macro photography, be it photographing insects or your beautiful garden roses.
What you will need to bring: Your camera and macro lens (don't have one -rent one here), tripod, bean bag and picnic blanket so you don't get too dirty!
Cost: $40 pp which includes tuition and tea.