Here are the basic photography tips you will get on the Virginia Photo Safari:
- how to hold the camera for maximum picture sharpness;
- how to use selective focus to determine the subject of each picture, using focus hold;
- how to frame your subject using available flowers, trees, bushes and doorways;
- how to keep your vertical lines as straight as possible for professional-looking photos;
- how to fool your camera’s meter, using exposure lock, so that it gives you the correct reading when facing backlit subjects or light / dark-colored subjects;
- how to take pleasing outdoor portraits in bright sunshine and in shade;
- how to pose people you DO know in front of famous landmarks and monuments;
- how to take pictures of people you do NOT know.
- how and when to use the fill-flash and cancel-flash features of your camera;
- how to take close-up pictures of flowers, statues, and monuments;
- how to decide when to use black and white vs. color
- how to put strong composition lines and balance into your pictures
- how to control depth-of-field with aperture priority settings, how to stop or blur action using shutter-priority mode.
- how to use the other doodads on your camera you were afraid to try
With Virginia Photo Safari, you also get pre-safari advice on what equipment to bring, and available post-safari critique of the photos you take.
(For private tutoring on photography and camera use or private lessons in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom for digital editing and workflow, in setting up photo editing hardware, calibration and color management, the use of scanners, printers, and high-end digital cameras, contact: Sean Holder at email@example.com