You have been given a digital camera and do not know how to use it? Are you tired of bringing dark and blurry photos from your trips? Never again! With the photography workshops of Madrid Photo Tour you will learn how to use all your camera´s functions and will take those beautiful photos that always dreamed. Whether you are an amateur or have some experience in the field you will get an adapted workshop for you so you can take the most of it. We will explore the Retiro Park, where you will have the opportunity to take photos of the numerous elements in motion in different situations. Would you like to know the techniques that you will learn in our photography workshops? Have a look at our post!
DEPTH OF FIELD
With our photography workshop you will learn what “depth of field” means. In order to understand it more easily we prefer to name it “sharp area”. As we mentioned, depth of field is the area of the image that looks sharp, and this is why we say that a photo that has a large area sharp has a lot of depth of field, while a photo where just a tiny area is sharp will have few depth of field. To control the depth of field we have 3 important elements, which are: the aperture, focal length, and the distance between the photographer and the subject. By playing with these 3 tools we could dramatically vary the depth of field and change the look of a photograph. In our photography workshops we will teach you this useful technique in a practical and handy way so you can practice with it from the beginning.
EXPOSITION: APERTURE AND SHUTTER SPEED
Light is the most important element in photography, in fact, without it would be impossible to take any photo. From the film photography´s times to the digital one 3 elements have been always used to play with light: aperture, shutter speed, and sensibility (ISO). In order to modify the aperture we need to use some numbers called “f-stops” that, depending on the quality of the lens, it slightly varies. The lower the f-stops are the bigger the aperture will be, whereas the the higher the f-stops are the closer the aperture will be and less light will let pass through. With the shutter speed we could also limit or increase the amount of light that we want to get to the sensor, being higher when shooting in a low speed, and less when shooting in a high speed. With the shutter speed we could not only modify the amount of light but also freeze elements like water. The last tool to illuminate (we call it the last for being an artificial way) is the sensibility, also known as ISO. With this function we could easily add light when we could not use aperture or shutter speed.
But be careful! The increase of sensibility will add some annoying noise to the photo, so we recommend you to use it in a prudent and justify way.
Focus is an essential aspect in photography and one of the most attractive things in digital cameras as these ones allow us to select the part of the image that we want to focus, unlike the compact cameras. In our photography workshops you will learn to focus by reframing without losing the main object. We will teach you the different types of focus used for static and in motion elements by using “one shot” and “aiservo” tools. You will love to learn this new technique and will avoid those annoying blurry photos!
As we mentioned before, light is the most important element in photography, and to dominate it is necessary to previously metter it. In the photography workshops of Madrid Photo Tour we will teach you how to metter the light of the image in order to read it and to understand it to set appropriately the aperture and shutter speed. We will train in different environments (shades, backlightings, open-spaces..) so you can practice the technique and learn how to expose wisely in order to take a good photo.
In the last part of the photography workshop we will give you tips to make a good composition. We will use different techniques and rules as the rule of thirds, so you can interpret the elements in a image and can compose an attractive photo to the human eye. We will visit some of the most photogenic spots of Madrid as the Retiro Park, Templo de Debod and Palacio Real in order to compose your photo album of Madrid in a professional and funny way!
You have already checked out our theoretical schedule about our photography workshops in Madrid, now you have to experience the practical part! Our professional photographers are looking forward to meet you and teach you all the tips so you can dominate your camera and can take those photos that you always dreamed about. Join our photography workshops in Madrid and discover the most photogenic spots of Madrid in order to make your photo album. Contact us and start to learn photography!