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Introduction to Flower Photography

Introduction to Flower Photography

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  • Wed 4 Dec ’19, 7:00pm – 9:00pm


Selwyn Community Education, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama



Ticket Information:

  • Course fee (BYO camera gear): $75.00

Selwyn Community Education is based at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.

This course is available twice in 2019 starting 18 March (Mondays) and 4 December (Wednesdays) 2019.

Each course comprises two evenings 7 - 9pm with a Saturday morning session between.

Tutor: Ian Eng
Learn to get creative photos of flowers just like on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

This course will show you how to create a pleasing composition, manage lighting and share ideas for creative set-up. The use of macro lenses and other accessories will be demonstrated. Our Saturday class will be held at the Auckland Wintergardens with its huge range of flowers and plants to shoot. Ian will also share some ideas for fun and fancy photo editing for mood photos, cropping, colours and textures. Class notes will be supplied.

A Facebook group will also be created for those who wish to share photos and ideas.

Bring you own camera gear and a macro lens if you have one. Although you will be able to find foliage around the school to photograph, you may wish to bring your own bloom if you have a particular interest.

Course outline:
- First session - camera modes and settings for flower photography. Demonstration of gear and set up. Practical indoors set up with lighting and backgrounds
- Session session - field trip to Wintergardens. Selecting ideal flowers for photos, controlling lighting and exposure.
- Third session - location and seasons eg where and when to find cherry blossoms. Demonstration of computer, phone and tablet apps for creative editing. Sharing online.

Expected learning outcomes.
- Learn to use the best camera mode, settings, macro/close-up options to take the best possible floral photos with your camera
- Understand how lighting affects the photo and show to control it.
- Choose the best flowers for photos and the best backgrounds.
- Understanding of how to compose and arrangement your photo and tips for greater creativity
- Confidence in choosing the best images, editing for creativity and presentation, sharing online.

What to bring: bring some flowers/plant for the first session. Bring your own digital camera. Cameras should have adjustable functions such as aperture mode (A or AV). Standard kit lenses are fine. If you have a macro lens, bring this. You should already know how to basically use your camera ie turning it on, zooming. We have a DSLR Beginners Photography class available if you are unable to use your camera yet.

We offer a range of photography courses so please check our website (photography category) or search on eventfinder.

Our mission is to provide quality affordable and accessible lifelong learning opportunities for our community.

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