Basic Photography (Face to Face)

Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, Inc.

Date Time: June 25, 2023 | 9:00 am
Time Zone: GMT+8:00 China Taiwan Time

Total Hours

24 Hrs

This class practically tackles the basics of photography, using your DSLR or mirrorless camera in different exposure modes after a few sessions. Technical and creative photography techniques are also covered in this class. This course caters to all kinds of participants — from amateurs to professionals in the making.

Method of Teaching

Face-to-face onsite classroom learning delivery.

What will be covered?

Getting Acquainted with Your Own DSLR / Mirrorless Camera

  • Proper camera handling
  • Camera main parts and their functions
  • The main camera controls
  • Common photography terms
  • Focal length
  • Focusing properly
  • Composition Part 1: Rule of thirds

Depth of Field and Shooting in Aperture Priority Mode

  • Exposure mode: Aperture Priority mode
  • Shooting in Aperture Priority mode
  • Adjusting the Exposure Value in Aperture Priority mode
  • Depth of Field
  • Understanding Light
  • Composition Part 2: What Catches Viewers’ Attention

Motion, Shooting in Shutter Speed Priority Mode and in Manual Mode

  • Exposure mode: Shutter Speed Priority mode
  • Shooting in Shutter Speed Priority mode
  • Adjusting the Exposure Value in Shutter Speed Priority mode
  • Motion
  • How your camera reads
  • Metering Modes
  • Exposure mode: Manual mode
  • Shooting in Manual exposure mode
  • Evaluation of photos from shooting exercises
  • Advanced exposure techniques
  • More on Lenses
  • Filters
  • Exposure Mode: Program and Auto
  • Using the camera flash
  • Camera care


To understand the digital features of a digital camera, e.g., resolution, compression, file formats, etc., participants are advised to attend the seminar on Digital Camera Fundamentals before taking this workshop.


  • Any brand of DSLR or Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
  • The kit lens (the lens that the camera came with). A wide-to-telephoto variable focal length lens is preferred
  • A tripod is not required but would be very useful in the exercises

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