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Digital Camera Fundamentals (1 day)

Course Details

If you're getting into digital photography, understanding digital cameras is absolutely essential. This comprehensive one-day seminar explains in simple terms what you need to know about buying the perfect camera for your needs. It describes the many camera features to consider, why they are important and how they affect your photographs. If you already have a digital camera, this seminar will give you a better understanding of your camera's capabilities and limitations.

What will be covered
  • Advantages of Digital Photography
  • Kinds of Digital Cameras
  • The Process of Digital Photography
  • How Does a Digital Camera Work
  • The Digital Photograph
  • Anatomy of a digital camera
    • Image sensor
    • Resolution
    • Aspect ratio
    • Color depth
    • White balance
    • Sensor Sensitivity
    • Frame rate
    • Image storage & downloading images
    • Preview screen & viewfinders
    • Lenses
    • Batteries
    • Image compression & file formats
    • Histogram
    • Color Space
  • Technology Limitations of a Digital Camera
Who should attend

This beginner-level seminar is primarily for those who are thinking of buying a digital camera. It will also benefit those who already have a digital camera but need a better grasp of its features, capabilities, and limitations.

What to bring

Bring your digital camera (if you already have one) with its user's manual and USB/Firewire cord.

Basic Photography (3 days)

Course Details

This hands-on workshop covers all the fundamentals of photography and is a good starting point for those who want to pursue specialized photography, like wedding, advertising, studio portraiture, etc.

This course caters to all kinds of participants — from amateurs to professionals in the making — and will cover digital SLR or Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera and prosumer cameras. It will concentrate on basics of photography.

What will be covered

On the first day, you will spend the entire day listening to lectures, observing demonstrations, and participating in some hands-on activities. The second day will be devoted to actual shooting on location and evaluating the pictures you took. The first part of the third day will be spent evaluating the photos taken in the afternoon of the second day while remainder of the day will be spent on discussing the other topics not covered in the first day.

  • Definition of photography
  • Technical objectives of photography
  • Light (light source, types of light, quality of light, direction of light)
  • Camera controls (focusing, aperture and shutter speed controls)
  • Creative exposure and advanced exposure techniques (definition, ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed)
  • Getting the correct exposure
  • Lenses and their attributes
  • Understanding depth of field
  • How to capture motion
  • Developing your eye: Composition
  • Filters and Hoods (skylight/UV flters, polarizing filter, neutral density filter, kinds of ND filters, lens hoods)
  • White Balance - Color Correction Filters (color temperature of light, digicams white balance, creative use of white balance)
  • Camera Flash (built-in flash, external flash)
Expected Outcome

By the end of this 3-day workshop, you will be able to:

  • discuss the importance of light to photography
  • discuss what is exposure and the procedure to achieve the correct exposure
  • discuss concepts of depth of field
  • discuss how to emphasize and/or freeze motion
  • discuss the concept of creative exposure
  • discuss why lenses have different focal lengths
  • discuss how to achieve correct focusing and avoid camera shake
  • enumerate the different compositional techniques
  • apply the theory into practice
  • evaluate the photographs you have taken
Who will benefit from this workshop

This workshop is for serious photography hobbyists or anybody who is considering a career in photography. Even long time shooters who never had a formal training in photography will also greatly benefit from this workshop.

What to bring

The participant must have a digital SLR camera, a prosumer digital camera that has a manual exposure mode, a digital range finder camera, or a Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. Participants should also bring their camera charger and memory cards.

Note: You can use any brand of camera. Our workshops are designed to help you become a better photographer, whatever your camera’s brand.

The Ins & Outs of Wedding Photography (1 day)

Course Details

Great photographs alone are no guarantee of success; Patrick Uy shows you the ins and outs of wedding photography in the real world.

More than half the new wedding photographers entering business each year either fail or never make it big. That's because they don't see the big picture: the days when a photographer simply shows up on W-Day are gone. Patrick Uy almost single-handedly raised the stakes in local wedding photography, and in this one-day seminar he shares the secrets that made his name a by-word among photographers and bridal couples. You provide the talent and the desire to succeed, Patrick will provide the insider's guide, discussing equipment required, possible problems with clients and suppliers, handling meetings and contracts, pricing, sourcing and delivering albums and frames.

What will be covered
  • Equipment, staffing, code of conduct
  • Shot list
  • Pre-event meetings
  • Pricing
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Contracts
  • Digital workflow
  • Photo albums
  • Compositions and treatments
  • Anticipating problems
  • Site investigation
  • Dealing with wedding coordinators, suppliers, other crew
Who should attend

The detailed overview will benefit photographers

  • planning a career in wedding photography
  • making the switch from another field
  • intending to streamline an existing wedding photography business

as well as their business partners.

Prerequisites

To gain the most from the discussions and presentations on photography, you should have completed PCCI's Basic Photography workshop or have good understanding of and experience with basic principles.

Wedding Photography: Prenup & Wedding Day Photography + Album Design Making (3 days)

Course Details

The best-laid plans of brides and men unravel on W-Day, with no margin for error. Are you ready?

Prenuptial: Prenuptial shoot is now very much a part of any wedding package. Learning new techniques and style will give the photographer a big advantage in booking an event. Coming prepared for a shoot differs a professional from an amateur.

Wedding Day Photography: A wedding photographer is only as good as his last booking. Meaning to say a booking either makes or breaks him. The professional wedding photographer must make a habit of delivering quality and distinctive style every time, all the time.

How does one stand out in this highly competitive field? Attract clients? Develop and market his own style? Deal with cutthroat competition?

For such an often-held, well-organized, synchronized event, a wedding can spin out of control in the hands of the unprepared photographer. The two nice people you made arrangements with suddenly balloon to a hundred uncooperative sponsors and family members. This workshop, handled by veterans wedding photographers Richel Mascariñas and Andy Samaniego, guides you with lectures and a simulated re-enactment of several key sequences including the dressing of the bride, the ceremony, and bridal portrait.

Wedding Album: This topic aims to establish an efficient workflow and high standard in the design process of wedding album production using appropriate layout efficient applications.

You'll also identify possible problem areas and how to deal with them, how to set up a seamless workflow, right up to preparing and delivering the finished album.

What will be covered
  • Prenup Photography
    • New ideas in prenuptial pictorials (studio & outdoors)
    • Green screen photography
    • Final products that can be delivered (prenup albums, guestbook, AVP, save the date photos, etc.)
    • Shoot with models
    • On-location reenactment with models, makeup artists, and actual gowns
  • Wedding Day Photography
    • What makes a wedding photographer professional
    • The obligations of a professional wedding photographer
    • Basic and recommended equipment
    • The importance of long and wide lenses
    • What a client looks for in a wedding photographer
    • The products and services offered by a wedding photographer
    • Contemporary styles of covering a wedding from traditional to editorial
    • Different traditions among different religious sects
    • Non-Catholic weddings
    • Church regulations and policies
    • Planning for and covering the ceremony and reception
    • On-location reenactment with models, makeup artists, and actual gowns
    • Production and post-production workflow, including backing up, weeding out, cleaning up
    • Photographer’s shot list vs client expectations. Building a shot list.
    • Creative lighting on the go using camera strobes
    • Shooting with and without flash
    • Capturing emotion and timeliness with the photojournalistic approach to coverage and album design
    • Location and studio bridal portrait
    • Shooting the wedding entourage
    • Pricing and marketing your services
  • Wedding Album Design (lecture-demo session)
    • Producing the album and enlargements
    • Imaging software
    • Client concerns and preferences
    • Design process (image enhancing, page illustration, printing and binding)
    • Wedding photography workflow (capture-sort-edit-layout-print-deliver)
    • Image-selection process
    • Principles in layout design
    • Editing techniques, different types of plug-ins and actions
    • Final products that can be delivered (wedding albums, prenup albums, guestbook, AVP, save the date photos, etc.)
Who should attend
  • Photographers in the process of setting up a wedding photography studio
  • Studio owners who want to expand their range of services
  • Existing wedding photographers who want to improve their product and services
  • Film photographers who are adopting a digital workflow
  • Photographers who assist at weddings
  • Amateur photographers who want to train for any event photography
  • Wedding and portrait photographers looking for professional ways to present their products and present to clients
What to Bring
  • DSLR or Mirrorless Interchangeable Camera
  • Flash (remote trigger/receiver/light stand if you have)
  • Wide to tele zoom lens (kit lens will do with focal length range -16 to 120mm)
Prerequisites
  • Completion of the PCCI Basic Photography workshop or equivalent experience with basic photography and lighting principles
Who should attend

The workshops will benefit photographers:

  • planning a career in wedding photography
  • making the switch from another field
  • intending to streamline an existing wedding photography business
Prerequisite

The workshops will benefit photographers:

  • Completion of the PCCI Basic Photography workshop or equivalent experience with basic photography and lighting principles
Terms and Conditions

Thirty percent (30%) downpayment is required upon registration. The balance can be paid in installments (cash, check or credit card). Payment schedule will be given upon registration. Downpayment is not refundable but transferable to other people or schedule.

 

DATE(S):
  • Digital Camera Fundamentals Aug 10 (Thu)
    Basic Photography Aug 11–13 (Fri to Sun)
    The Ins & Outs of Wedding Photography Aug 18 (Fri)
    Wedding Photography: Prenup & Wedding Day Photography + Album Design Making Sept 27–29 (Wed to Fri)
TIME:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

INSTRUCTOR(S):
FEE:

PhP 14,800 (USD 313). Package fee is around 20-30% cheaper than taking the courses a la carte.

Includes materials, lunch and snacks.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.

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Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

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Payment

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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