Better Basic Photography

Disappointed with the photos you took on your last vacation?

Student comments

"Switching from a point-and-shoot 10 year old camera to a nice system camera was only one step for me in the direction of taking "good" photos. Of course there is a limit to what the technology allows, especially if you are only using automatic mode with a camera, so I found this great workshop with practical instruction on seeing interesting views and looking at photos differently. And to learn with which simple tricks you can actually get a better photo using the equipment you have at hand. The workshop by Lee McIntyre was fun and instructive and I went out and had new ideas and insights. ... If you have an opportunity for such a class with Lee McIntyre, I would strongly recommend it.
— T.T.

"Bis jetzt hab ich meine Digitalkamera kaum gekannt und "Angst" vor der Technik gehabt. Aber Lee, du hast es fertig gebracht, meine Angst zu nehmen. Nachdem ich deinen Kurs im dai besucht habe, weiß ich endlich, wie viele Möglichkeiten es gibt, tolle Bilder mit einer Digitalkamera zu machen."  
— A.M.

The Better Basic 8-session course will teach you how to make the most of your photography. I'll show you how great results can come from mastering just a few basic skills to use with everything from a cell phone or other basic compact camera to a more complex one. You’ll find yourself making more interesting photo memories while learning how to have fun with your camera.

Material to be covered includes:

  • The basic camera controls that the most important to master on your camera
  • A few simple ideas about photo composition that will make your photos compelling
  • General tricks and tips for taking photos of both people and places
  • Simple adjustments you can apply to the image on your computer to make your photos "pop"
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The workshop emphasizes practical application of ideas learned in class, with practice exercises to do at home for feedback and  review.

This 8-session training course can be organized as either weekly or bi-weekly 1.5-2 hour seasons, or otherwise adjusted to fit either private tutoring or small group needs. 

Note: Sessions are normally taught in English, but instruction in German and Italian can also be arranged by special request. 


This workshop is regularly offered in English at the d.a.i.-Tübingen; see their schedule for more information. 

Neu 2014Fotoworkshop auf Deutsch 1.August.2014 am im Hirsch Begegnungsstätte.


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