Beginners Photography Workshop Course in Galway

Photography Workshop Classes Galway Private Photography Lessons for Beginners

One Day Photography Workshop Galway - The Fundamentals of Digital Photography for Beginners

Where you become comfortable with your camera so you can start taking great photos - fast!

Upcoming 2017 Photography Workshops in Galway

Saturday 4th November 2017 (places available) - Location: Oughterard, Co. Galway | Price: €110

I'm running one day photography workshops for beginners which run from 10:30am to 5:30PM & include teas/coffees.

We'll be taking a deep dive into the core concepts & fundamentals of digital photography. The workshop will be a mixture of classroom tuition, instructor led demos & hands on practice for attendees. From looking at the course outline below, you'll see we cover a large amount of content. There is a lot of information to take in as this workshop covers beginners right up to imtermediate levels.

My photography workshops are aimed at beginners, people who use the auto mode but want to learn more about their camera as well as photography and learn all the features of their DSLR cameras. The photography lesson takes the format of a group workshop where attendees get hands on and it allows you to practice what you learn throughout the day. My previous workshop attendees often tell me they do not have time for evening based photography lessons which take place over 8-10 weeks, but they would rather take a single day to learn the fundamentals of digital photography.

My photography course is just that, a full day of tuition covering all the important areas of photography including, composition, light, exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, camera modes, focusing, depth of field, lenses & focal lenght, metering, using tripods, raw vs jpeg files and so forth. Each course attendee will receive all course content in handout format which can be referred to after the workshop as well as a list of practice exercises. 

€110 per person & workshops are limited to groups of 4.

Gift vouchers for photography lessons & workshops available

Photography Course Frequently Asked QuestionsContact Gerard via email at gerard@gerardconneelyphotography.com or phone 0872295675 to arrange a booking. book photography course

Attendee feedback from a workshop

I found the one day photography workshop for beginners absolutely invaluable. From start to finish, this course was so professional. A sign of good teacher, is when they can impart their knowledge simply to the student, Gerard excelled at this. Gerard’s passion for photography and depth of knowledge and experience allows him to explain all of the key aspects of photography with ease, while using every day hands on examples. I learned so much, I felt so empowered by all of my new found knowledge that I went straight out after the course to practice. The course was worth every penny, I highly recommend it.

Lena Taylor - August 2014 Workshop

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introducing...

BEGINNERS PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

FORGET Auto Mode

Get CREATIVE with your Camera

Full Day WORKSHOPS

Private ONE 2 ONE lessons

What my attendees say...

"I have attended other courses with other photographers...

but none were delivered this effectively or successfully

5/5 star recommendation" | Rob Eyres - Nov 2014 Workshop

Learn "The Fundamentals of Digital Photography" FAST

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Gerard Conneely PHOTOGRAPHY

presents

An ACCELERATED learning experience

into the world of Photography & Lighting

with a CUT-TO-THE-CHASE

set of photography courses

we'll take a DEEP DIVE

into camera settings & controls

and get you fully UP-TO-SPEED

in a single sitting...

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What to Expect

A comprehensive well thought out course for beginners...

which simplifies the use of your camera

through PRACTICAL & hands on training...

A relaxed & informal group setting

of like minded peers

learning at the same pace...

Total Beginners Welcome

No Experience Required

We'll go beyond camera controls...

& learn about photography & lighting

for portraits & landscapes

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&

ALL THESE FEATURES

much more!

...to create

THE BEST SLIDER

with no compromises!

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Learn how to shoot any scene by using only 3 buttons on your camera!

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Camera Focusing

Out of the box - your camera decides what to focus on

This is a setup we should really avoid...

I'll teach you a technique called...

"Focus & Recompose"

Where you can pinpoint your focus...

In any part of an image - quickly and accurately...

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Learn about gear:- cameras & lenses | tripods | speedlites | accessories

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Learn why "lighting" is more important, "location" is secondary...

Take advantage of good light, in a bad location...

Lighting:- for landscapes | portraits | natural & artificial lighting techniques

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Get to grips with window light

Shooting with natural light

Master backlighting...

Working with Flash...

Shooting indoors without flash...

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Exposure - learn how to control the brightness of an image or certain areas within an image...

Camera's lack the ability to see what we see...

This is often what the camera does when it is confronted with a tricky scene

You'll learn multiple techniques to overcome those issues & get correct exposures...

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Learn how control your backgrounds for that out of focus effect

Typically used for portraits - it helps draw the viewers eye to the subject

"Depth of Field" - the term used for the amount of out of focus blur...

With a full topic on Depth of Field - we'll cover this in great detail...

& you'll get hands on to put that effect into your images

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Online booking available...

No deposit required


Photography Workshop Outline

IN-DEPTH CONCEPTS & TERMINOLOGY

How Your Camera Works | Camera Buttons, Dials & key Menu Items
Digital Camera Sensor Formats / Full Frame vs Crop Sensors & Field of View
Camera Exposure Part 1: Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed
Camera Exposure Part 2: Stops of light & Creative Exposure
Image Composition
Understanding Aperture
Understanding Shutter Speeds
Basic & Advanced Camera Modes inc Manual & Aperture|Shutter Priority
Depth of Field 
Understanding White Balance (Image Colour) 
Composite Photography
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Mirrorless cameras vs DSLR cameras

Pros and cons of DLSR cameras compaired to the new generation of mirrorless cameras
Purchasing guide, what and where to buy camera bodies and lenses
mirrorless camera galway fuji xt1

 

CAMERA METERING

Metering Modes - Matrix / Spot / Center Weighted
Metering Techniques
Exposure Compensation
Metering in High Contrast & Even Lighting
Metering for Backlighting
Understanding the Dynamic Range of Light
Using The Histogram 
Learn to use Camera Metering Modes

 

CAMERA LENSES

Image Quality
Focal Length Explained & Best Uses
Lens Compression for Portraiture 
Lens Aperture
Lens Stabilisation Techniques 
Which Lenses for Portraiture / Landscape / Low Light / General Photography
- Wide Angle Lenses / Prime Lens / Standard Zoom / Telephoto / Macro
Reducing Camera Shake for Hand-Held Photos
Selecting camera lenses for your DSLR camera

 

CAMERA FOCUSING

Focus Selection Points - learn how to pinpoint your focus in any part of an image
Focus Modes for Still/Moving Subjects
Advanced Focusing Techniques
Getting Sharp Camera Focus

 

CAMERA EQUIPMENT & GADGETS

Camera Accessories
Caring for your Camera
Selecting & Using a Camera Tripod
Where to Purchase Camera Equipment
Camera and Lenses Accessories

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES & STYLES

Portrait & Landscape Photography
Taking Sharp Images
Night Photography
Action Photography – Kids, Pets & Sports 
Photo Bracketing - Why & How to use it
Learning Landscape Photography in Ireland

 

LIGHTING & FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY

Lighting for Portraiture - why to choose natural light over flash
Combining natural & flash Exposures
Using your builtin camera flash
Using on camera speedlites (external flashes - demo if requested)
TTL & manual flash modes
Using aperture & shutter speed to control exposure
Using Bounced Flash
Understanding hard & soft light
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IMAGE FILES & PRINTING

Image Files
Understanding Bit Depth
Understanding Image Types: JPEG & TIFF
Understanding RAW Files: Why Should I Use RAW?
Image Printing, Framing & Presentation
Raw image files vs JPEG image files

Attendee feedback from a workshop

I attended one of Gerard Conneely’s Photography workshops in November 2013. I was a complete beginner and I found the course content to be excellent and very well presented. The day is broken down into topics and each topic is covered in great detail. Gerard demonstrates each topic and ensures all class attendees get hands on to practice throughout the day. In addition to learning how to use my camera efficiently, he also covers general photography elements like composition, lighting, landscape photography, portraits & nighttime photography etc so I took a lot more away from the day than I had expected. I’m now much more comfortable using my camera and I’m quite confident to say it has improved my photos taking skill immensely.  Thank you Gerard for taking the time to put such an enjoyable course together, I would wholeheartedly recommend Gerard’s 1 day photography workshops to others.

Martin Murphy - November 2013 Workshop

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Attendee feedback from a workshop

Great course and I thoroughly enjoyed it, I have been using cameras for 20 years and was amazed by how much I learned at Gerard's one day workshop. He is a natural teacher and simplifies photography methods and techniques. I would highly recommend novices and intermediates to take this course, again great teacher great workshop..

Seamus Kavanagh - August 2015 Workshop - review via google +

 

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