To travel and photograph is one of the great pleasures for many travelers, because it helps you to discover new places and you can immortalize them in order to have unforgettable memories. But, do you really know how to use your camera? Are you able to take those photos that have in your mind? Or do you go back home with blurry photos? This is one of the main problems that many travelers find when visit a city as they don´t know the most photogenic spots of the city and the best time to find the proper light. In Madrid Photo Tour you will visit the most photogenic spots of the city and will learn all the functions and tips in order to take the most of your camera. In this post you can see our workshop´s program so you can have an idea of what to expect:
Light is the most important element in photography, yet depending the way it affects can dramatically change an element in the photo. This is basic to understand how it works. In order to control the light we have 2 basic tools:
- Aperture: it is composed by several plates that move in and regulate the light. It is controlled by a little wheel in the housing that mark the steps (f stops) and it is the main tool to reduce or increase the light in the picture.
- Shutter speed: it is formed by curtains that open and close at high speed and allow the light to get inside. The more time the curtain remains open the more light will penetrate, and the quicker the curtain open and close the less light will hit the sensor, which will allow you to freeze the image as well.
DEPTH OF FIELD
Depth of field is known as the part of the image that is focused, which can be controlled by different tools of the camera, such as aperture, and focal length. If we want to obtain n wide depth of field we would have to set a small aperture and a short focal distance (wide angle). On the contrary, in order to get a small depth of field we would have to open the aperture the most we can and set a long focal length (tele).If we learn how to dominate well the depth of field we could do stunning photos with the subject focused and the background smoothing, perfect for portraits.
Focusing is another essential aspect in photography, as it allows you to highlight an element of the picture. Depending on the camera´s model, it will give you several options that will help you to capture the photo. In our photography workshop in Madrid you will learn how to focus from different ways in order to get sharpness and clarity in your photos.
This will be the last part of our photography workshop. We will show you the different rules in order to compose a photo (simetry, rule of thirds, how to cut in a portrait..) and will look for the most photogenic spots of Madrid so you can take stunning photos of your trip.
These are some of the things we will see during our photography workshop. Whether you are amateur or professional we adapt to your needs in order to take the most of your camera. Our photographers in Madrid will take you around in order to see the best spots of the city and get a professional album of Madrid made by you. Contact us and book your place!