This basic photography workshop is designed for beginners (adults and teenagers – 15 years and up) who want to learn the basic aspects of photography, both film or digital.
After a description of how the camera works in different modes (Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual, etc.) we will focus on the basic aspects of photography such as composition, correct exposure (aperture, exposure times and ISO), depth of field, lens choice and focal length, direction of light, landscape and portrait photography, among others. During the workshop you will work on different assignments and will have your work critiqued. At the end of the classes you will be able to use the camera manually and will have a solid knowledge of the fundamentals of photography.
This is an essential class for acquiring further knowledge and developing skills.
Equipment needed: DSLR Camera or any other Digital Camera that can be used in Manual Mode, manual of the camera.
Helsinki: Wednesdays February 14th, 21st and 28th from 10.30 am to 12 pm – €150
Helsinki: Saturdays March 3rd, 10th and 17th from 1.30 pm to 3 pm – €150
Helsinki: Saturday April 21st, 28th and May 5th from 1.45 to 3.15 pm – €150
Lahti: 3 mornings, or late afternoons or weekends in January or February – call to schedule your preferred day & time schedule. Classes at the Lahti Library in the Center
Where in Helsinki: Simonkatu 8 – 2nd Floor
About the Instructor
Barbara Balzaretti was born and raised in Milan, Italy. After her university degree she moved to New York for a master in photojournalism and worked there as a freelance photographer and photo editor for some of the top New York City photo agencies including Tom Keller & Associates and Corbis. She has also worked in advertising and film as producer in the US and Europe. She now lives in Finland and is the founder and director of the International Photo Center.