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Sun, 01 Mar


Bush Chapel

Capturing your kids - How to use your DSLR to record your kids

Have a DSLR? Have some kids? Want to learn how to capture beautiful photos of your babies? Step inside the basics of how to improve your photography with me.

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Capturing your kids - How to use your DSLR to record your kids
Capturing your kids - How to use your DSLR to record your kids

Time & Location

01 Mar 2020, 4:10 pm – 6:20 pm AEST

Bush Chapel, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia

About the event

Style/Subject: We will be focussing on portraits in natural/available light using a shallow depth of field focussing on 1 subject. Images will be captured during golden hours and you can BYO subject or take turns with the supplied models. We will not be exploring reflectors or speed lights in this short course.

Time: 2.5 hours (30 minutes of basics theory & camera set up, 30 minutes of practice, 1.5 hours of free shoot time)

What you need: 

DSLR Camera with a manual setting

Lens of your choosing (50mm prime lense is preferred for a crop or full sensor but kit lenses are absolutely fine)

Ability to navigate your camera (locate your exposure settings, image quality settings etc)

Bottle of water



Paper & Pen

Model (If you don't want to share with the group supplied models)

Theory Section:

During this section we will be working with our cameras to get to know them, we will be seated as a group and will be making adjustments, discussing settings and preparing our cameras for the practice shoot. We will cover:

- Review your gear & identify key settings

- Review the basics of exposure & your camera internal metering system

- Set up your camera for your practice shots

- Reviewing style and use of depth of field for portraits vs groups

- Review Depth of field for individuals Vs groups

- Review positioning subjects & available light

Practice Section

During this section 3 subjects will be placed and students working in groups of 3 will make a semi-circle around them and students will be directed to take photos, identify the errors, move position and repeat we will explore:

- Series of photos exploring your camera's sensor & how the exposure triangle affects image quality

- Using exposure compensation

- Experimenting with depth of field

- Using Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority modes

Free Shooting Section

During this section, Jaana will move from photographer to photographer to answer questions and assist with troubleshooting.

- Identify Good light

- Position your subject

- Set your exposure / Internal metering

- Engage your subject

- Capturing your subject

- Repeat

Session 2 

Will cover editing your images and will be done via Facebook live at 8pm the same day via my facebook page.


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