The Beginners Guide

Learn Photography with Big Mark

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WELCOME TO THE BEGINNERS GUIDE

The Beginners Guide helps you to learn the fundamentals of photography and the basics of your camera.  It's the ideal course to take if you are new to photography, have just bought a new camera, you want to take better pictures of your kids, if you need to take photos for work.

By teaching you fundamentals, the tools that you need to be able to get the photos you've always wanted to take.

The course is suitable for people of all ages and skill levels, you can be an absolute beginner, or someone that needs a bit of a refresher. If you are under 18 then your parent or guardian can come along, and you are also welcome to bring a support person along as well if you wish.

Sessions can be held anywhere in the Wellington region. For your comfort, we generally start at a local café of your choice before we move to another location so that we can practice your skills. Big Mark will pay for coffee and cake :)

Each session runs for at least four hours, with email follow-ups and critique available after the session as required.

Big Mark is double-vaccinated and boosted and will be masked for the duration of the session. Business information and policies are here.

THE BEGINNERS GUIDE COVERS:

‍● How to use your camera: The basic settings

● The exposure triangle: What are aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and how are they connected

● The basics of composition: Learning the rules and knowing when to break them

● The correct exposure: what the "correct" exposure is, how it can be entirely subjective, and how to get it right every time

● Colour balance: Finding the right balance, what mixed lighting is, and how to use it to your creative advantage

● Depth of field: The difference between shallow and deep depth of field and when to use it

● Shooting in RAW JPEGs

● The plane of focus: What is the plane of focus and focusing strategies ‍

NOTES

● These sessions are only available for people living or able to travel to Wellington

.● A camera with manual settings is required.

● My health limits where I am able to travel to. So no big hikes!

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$ 250.00 NZD

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Learn photography in a positive, safe environment. Whether you’re a beginner or want to fine-tune a specific technique, you can book me for a one-on-one session of up to three hours. These can be tailored to suit what you want to work on to give make your photos that little more special. There are a few things to note:
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● These sessions are only available for people living in Wellington
.● A camera with manual settings is required.
● My health limits where I am able to travel to. Sessions begin in Miramar, but we can go to some locations nearby if required.
● When you get in touch, we will discuss what you want to learn. If it’s something outside my expertise, and if I can, I will find someone else who may be able to help. Learn what you want to learn.
While these sessions will focus on what you’d like to know more about, here are some examples of what I can help you with. ‍The Basics: ‍● How to use your camera: The basic settings
● The exposure triangle: What are aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and how are they connected
● The basics of composition: Learning the rules and knowing when to break them
● The correct exposure: What’s right, what’s wrong, and how to get it
● Colour balance: Finding the right balance, what mixed lighting is, and how to use it to your creative advantage
● Depth of field: Thedifference between shallow and deep depth of field and when to use it
● Shooting in RAW JPEGs ● The plane of focus: What is the plane of focus and focusing strategies ‍Advanced skills ● Learning about light: The quality of light
● Learning about light: Ambient light vs added light and how to balance them
● Learning about light: Direction
● Learning about light: On-camera flash vs off-camera flash ‍Creating an effective portfolio ‍Brainstorming and planning photographic sessions as well as mentoring to create your portfolio. ‍ Additional services and specific training
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‍● Can provide models, talent, gear, hair and make-up artists (at additional cost)
● Landscapes
● Sports and events with top sports photographer Masanori Udagawa
● Food
● Shooting photos and videos using your cellphone

The Beginners Guide

The Beginners Guide

Learn photography in a positive, safe environment. Whether you’re a beginner or want to fine-tune a specific technique, you can book me for a one-on-one session of up to three hours. These can be tailored to suit what you want to work on to give make your photos that little more special. There are a few things to note: ‍ ● These sessions are only available for people living in Wellington .● A camera with manual settings is required. ● My health limits where I am able to travel to. Sessions begin in Miramar, but we can go to some locations nearby if required. ● When you get in touch, we will discuss what you want to learn. If it’s something outside my expertise, and if I can, I will find someone else who may be able to help. Learn what you want to learn. While these sessions will focus on what you’d like to know more about, here are some examples of what I can help you with. ‍The Basics: ‍● How to use your camera: The basic settings ● The exposure triangle: What are aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and how are they connected ● The basics of composition: Learning the rules and knowing when to break them ● The correct exposure: What’s right, what’s wrong, and how to get it ● Colour balance: Finding the right balance, what mixed lighting is, and how to use it to your creative advantage ● Depth of field: Thedifference between shallow and deep depth of field and when to use it ● Shooting in RAW JPEGs ● The plane of focus: What is the plane of focus and focusing strategies ‍Advanced skills ● Learning about light: The quality of light ● Learning about light: Ambient light vs added light and how to balance them ● Learning about light: Direction ● Learning about light: On-camera flash vs off-camera flash ‍Creating an effective portfolio ‍Brainstorming and planning photographic sessions as well as mentoring to create your portfolio. ‍ Additional services and specific training ‍ ‍● Can provide models, talent, gear, hair and make-up artists (at additional cost) ● Landscapes ● Sports and events with top sports photographer Masanori Udagawa ● Food ● Shooting photos and videos using your cellphone

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$ 250.00 NZD

INCLUDES GST

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The Beginners Guide

WELCOME TO THE BEGINNERS GUIDE

The Beginners Guide helps you to learn the fundamentals of photography and the basics of your camera.  It's the ideal course to take if you are new to photography, have just bought a new camera, you want to take better pictures of your kids, if you need to take photos for work.

By teaching you fundamentals, the tools that you need to be able to get the photos you've always wanted to take.

The course is suitable for people of all ages and skill levels, you can be an absolute beginner, or someone that needs a bit of a refresher. If you are under 18 then your parent or guardian can come along, and you are also welcome to bring a support person along as well if you wish.

Sessions can be held anywhere in the Wellington region. For your comfort, we generally start at a local café of your choice before we move to another location so that we can practice your skills. Big Mark will pay for coffee and cake :)

Each session runs for at least four hours, with email follow-ups and critique available after the session as required.

Big Mark is double-vaccinated and boosted and will be masked for the duration of the session. Business information and policies are here.

THE BEGINNERS GUIDE COVERS:

‍● How to use your camera: The basic settings

● The exposure triangle: What are aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and how are they connected

● The basics of composition: Learning the rules and knowing when to break them

● The correct exposure: what the "correct" exposure is, how it can be entirely subjective, and how to get it right every time

● Colour balance: Finding the right balance, what mixed lighting is, and how to use it to your creative advantage

● Depth of field: The difference between shallow and deep depth of field and when to use it

● Shooting in RAW JPEGs

● The plane of focus: What is the plane of focus and focusing strategies ‍

NOTES

● These sessions are only available for people living or able to travel to Wellington

.● A camera with manual settings is required.

● My health limits where I am able to travel to. So no big hikes!