The venue for each seminar or workshop depends on its schedule. Please check each announcement for the exact details.
Yes. I have made sure that any venue where I will be holding my regular seminars or workshops will always have available parking.
You may register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate in your email the following info:
a) Your name as you wish for it to appear on the certificate of attendance.
b) Your cellular phone number (in case I have to send you an SMS).
c) The seminar schedule that you wish to join.
Those attending the Basic Photography seminars may use digital SLR or digital point & shoot cameras.
Yes, I use Canon digital cameras and I am also currently a Canon Brand Ambassador for both Canon EOS digital cameras and Canon Pixma inkjet printers. But participants may use any brand of digital camera when they attend my seminar.
Yes. All shoots for my Basic Photography Seminar are take home assignments. These assignments are due on the succeeding seminar session. All assignments will be viewed by the entire class and individually critiqued. This allows all participants to learn from each other’s images.
Not really. But we have had students in the past who were still in their early teens and didn’t feel comfortable being in the class. This is because there was no one else in the class of their age or peer group. Most of my students are either college students, working professionals, parents, retirees, etc.
I usually ask students younger than 18 years old if they will feel comfortable being the youngest person in a room full of adults.
Basic Photography seminar participants who miss a seminar session may attend future sessions for make up purposes.
Basic Photography seminar participants may attend future seminar sessions as often as they wish for refresher purposes.
Make up and refresher sessions are free of charge.
However, we will charge P500/head for those availing of a refresher session during the Basic Photography sessions held on Sundays (Special Sessions). The amount is to cover for the cost of lunch and snacks during the Sunday seminar sessions.
Participants are required to send an email at least two days prior to their make up or refresher sessions. The email must specify the seminar dates when they intend to be present for their make up or refresher sessions. Please also indicate in your email which seminar batch did you originally join.
However, I do discourage students from missing the first session of any seminar schedule. Please choose a different seminar schedule if you will be absent for the first session of the seminar schedule you wish to join.
Yes. But, it would greatly help if you have attempted to have read your camera’s manual. It also helps if you have attempted to use your camera after having read the manual.
I usually expect some participants to have zero knowledge about photography. But I don’t encourage participants to have absolute zero experience in having read the camera manual or in using the camera.
Read your camera’s manual. It would be a big help if you knew where the controls are for:
a) Shooting Mode (i.e. Program, AV, Tv, M, etc.)
b) ISO setting
c) White Balance
d) Aperture and Shutter Speed
e) Image Quality and Size (i.e. RAW, JPEG Large, etc.)
No. I do not allow the seminar modules to be broken up.
No. Nada. Wala. Nyet. None. Zilch. Zero.
Yes, you may attend our other workshops even if you took basic photography under someone else.
All that I am teaching is a basic workflow of shooting, composing, lighting, post processing and printing.
The first topic will tackle subject matters ranging from choice of lens focal length, camera operation, camera maintenance, significance of ISO, and why choose a certain lens opening and shutter speed combination.
The second topic is a gamut of composition tips, rules and guidelines that I personally follow. I will also explain why the worst picture any photographer will take is a picture of a cow eating grass.
The third topic is all about basic lighting. I will discuss general concerns when using a camera flash or studio strobe, basic lighting styles, glossary of terms, lighting ratio and modifying the quality of the light.
The fourth topic will feature a simple set of post processing workflow techniques using Adobe Photoshop. I will demonstrate how to organize your images using Adobe Bridge, how to convert camera RAW files for editing, basic color correction, retouching, image interpolation and digital black & white conversion techniques.
The lecture for the fifth topic is all about Basic Color Management. I will demonstrate how to get a good match between your computer’s display monitor and the print. The importance of color profiles/spaces, display monitor calibration and profiling, gamut mapping and rendering intents will likewise be discussed.
(The fourth and fifth sessions have been combined into a single whole day session for the last session of the seminars held on Saturdays.)
I teach mainly in English. But I like to make jokes in Filipino.
No. But you are encouraged to write down notes.
No. Participants of the Basic Photography Seminar are not allowed to use a camera flash or studio strobe for any of their photography assignment submissions.
You will need to bring a camera, pen, paper and a sense of humor.
Yes. No kidding 🙂