ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS

Our workshops have been thoughtfully crafted to provide photographers with a solid foundation to go out and take amazing, beautiful photographs.

They are FUN and DYNAMIC! They have the perfect blend of audio/visual presentation, and fun hands-on exercises to practice what we just learned!

The material has been carefully and thoughtfully written, and is presented and taught in a very easy to understand fashion.

When you're done, you're going to walk away ENERGIZED at the possibilities now available to you with the knowledge you now have.

FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

This is the original ONE DAY (4 HOUR) workshop developed to provide you with a solid foundation to go out and take amazing, beautiful photos!

This workshop is for beginner - intermediate students who want to better understand and use their camera and learn the core concepts that pro photographers use every day.

So, whether you just bought a camera, or you've owned your camera for a while, but know there's room for improvement, THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!

Topics include:

   

    * HOW YOUR CAMERA WORKS

You'll learn about the components and how DSLR and Mirrorless cameras works and a few important differences. Here, you'll also learn about the various buttons and wheels on your camera.

 

    * MASTERING YOUR CAMERA AND TAKING BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING PHOTOS!

You will learn concepts, techniques, and camera features that pro's use every day to take beautiful photos:

1. ALL about lenses and choosing the best lens for YOUR photography (prime VS zoom, macro, wide, standard, telephoto, etc).

2. How and when to use your camera’s different camera modes such as Manual (M), Aperture Priority (Av), Program (P), and Shutter Priority (Tv) to take amazing, creative photos.

3. Exposure Triangle (how ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed work together to create exposure).

4. How to get beautiful, blurry & creamy backgrounds in your portraits (BOKEH!)

5. Fantastic COMPOSITION techniques

6. Focusing techniques and features in your camera

7. Metering modes

8. White balance

9. Controlling Depth of Field

10. Compression

11. How to use histograms

12. Using Exposure Compensation

13. Become a pro in MANUAL!

LIGHTING 101

Become a master at controlling and shaping light!

This workshop is the perfect compliment to our FUNDAMENTALS workshops! Now that you've learned about how to use your camera and how to control exposure and use available light, you'll be ready to learn how to control, shape, add, and subtract light to achieve the look and mood you're looking for.

Learn about the characteristics of light, both natural and synthetic, and how it affects your photos. Yes, we'll also be learning all about FLASH, and how to use various light modifiers for your portraits!

Topics include:

   

1. Learn about the various characteristics and types of light such as hard/soft, incident/reflected.

2. Learn about the color of light and how to get perfect white balance in any situation.

3. All about flash! Learn about different types of flash and strobes, flash technologies & features, and when/how to use them (such as TTL, HSS, sync speeds, 1st/2nd curtain, wireless triggering, flash duration, and more).

4. Using flash outdoors for perfect portraits. Learn how to balance flash with ambient light.

5. All about light modifiers! You'll be introduced to many different types of light modifiers for controlling and shaping natural light AND flash, and how each one delivers different results. 

6. Learn how to use a light meter. Light meters are an important tool when using flash and we'll learn how to use them to achieve perfect exposure.

7. The Inverse Square Law made easy. The inverse square law helps us understand light fall off when using flash. Sounds scary? It won't be.

8. Using histograms. Histograms are a great tool achieve correct exposure and you'll learn all about to use and understand them.

FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: EXPANDED

There's always more to learn in photography!

 

I'm always thinking of new ways to improve our workshops for you guys, and after teaching the ORIGINAL "Fundamentals" workshop for some time, I thought "What would I want to teach you if I just had MORE time?".

And then came Fundamentals "Expanded"! This workshop (parts 1 & 2) takes everything in our ORIGINAL "Fundamentals" workshop, and adds concepts and discussions that we just don't have time to learn in 4 hours. EACH part (2 parts total) is 4 hours... for a total of 8 hours of instruction and exercises!

Because there is more time, this workshop also has a more relaxed pace... more time for Q&A with me about anything, and more time to practice hands-on with me there as your guide.

This workshop is for students who want to learn as much as they possibly can, and who have more time in their schedule... and because both sessions are often held back-to-back, you can still do it in ONE DAY!

Topics include:

    Everything from the ORIGINAL (4 hour) "Fundamentals" workshop plus:

1. We dig deeper into your camera's hardware and features that will help you take better photos. (Topics such as color space, RAW VS JPEG, resolution, sharpness, resolutions, aspect ratios, memory card types and which to buy, picture styles, back button focusing, and more!)

2. Not all camera sensors are equal... you'll learn about different sensor sizes (such as Full frame, crop, APS(c), 4/3rds) and which are best for your type of photography, as well as how they affect performance such as dynamic range, digital noise, depth of field, and more!

3. FLASH! Learn about the different flash technologies and features available today, and how to use them (such as TTL, HSS, sync speeds, 1st/2nd curtain, wireless triggering, flash duration, and more). This won't replace the LIGHTING 101 workshop, but you'll end up with a good understanding of flash technologies and features (does NOT cover how to use a light meter, light modifiers, or using flash outdoors, but we will introduce them).

 

4. GEAR! We'll take a look at the gear and accessories I take and use on all my photography jobs. Lens filters, flash accessories, camera accessories and attachments, light modifiers, tripods, and so much more!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

We are going to learn to create beautiful images together.

Hi, my name is Joel Arencibia. I am a professional South Florida photographer and photography instructor here at PHOTOGRAPHY ENHANCED.

I love teaching and sharing knowledge and I am so excited to be able to present these workshops!

Our workshops are FUN and DYNAMIC! They have the perfect blend of audio/visual presentation, and fun hands-on exercises to practice what we just learned!

The material has been carefully and thoughtfully written, and is presented and taught in a very easy to understand fashion.

When you're done, you're going to walk away ENERGIZED at the possibilities now available to you with the knowledge you now have.

I'll see you in the workshop!

Sincerest Regards,

Joel Arencibia

 

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