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Photography 1

Region: Zululand
Venue: TBC
Date: 8 September 2016
Time: 8:30 – 16:00
Registration: 08:00 to start promptly at 08:30
CPD Points: 7,5

Give your annual report or media release an interesting touch by adding photographs that tell the story with quality visuals. Photography is the art of making a picture say a million words. A single, well composed image can add a message to your written copy that could not be said using words. Great photography is a skill that can be learned. The eye naturally ‘sees’ a scene differently to how the camera ‘sees’ it. We see only the important elements and more or less ignore the rest. A camera, on the other hand, sees all the details within the field of view. For example, backgrounds may be cluttered with objects we do not remember, but the camera shot records them all.

PRISA’s one day workshop is interactive and will equip you with the basic principles of photography and composition. Learn to arrange the elements of a scene within a picture, in such a way that you will catch the viewer’s attention, please the eye, or make a clear statement. By developing photographic composition skills, you can produce photographs that suggest movement, life, depth, shape, and form, recreating the impact of the original scene. This workshop is informative, enlightening and great fun. Adding photographs to a media release, proposal or client report, will give you the edge in this competitive industry. So, book immediately to attend this intensive short course to make every photograph tell your story.

The following principles will be discussed and will help improve your photography:

  • Camera focus
    • How camera focus software works
    • Focal planes
    • The 2 push shutter button
    • Focus – compose – shoot
    • Lighting, texture and tone
    • Contrast and framing
  • How to compose a great photograph
    • Flow and balance in a photo
    • Utilisation of space
    • Rule of thirds
    • Centre of interest and subject placement
    • Viewpoint and camera angle
  • Practical exercise
    • Bring your camera along and put the principles you have learnt into practice.

About our facilitator:

Richard StreverRichard Strever is the managing director of Zoom Photography which was founded over 13 years ago and has established itself as a leading corporate events photographic company. After studying Nature Conservation and a BComm Accounting, Richard broke away from the corporate world to focus on photography. In 2002 he started Zoom Photography and has grown the company from a one man business to what it is today. Strategist, mastermind, and Don to the Zoom team, Richard is where the buck starts and stops. He has covered events for Pick n Pay, Litha Communicatons, Babcock, Wesbank, Eduloan, Transnet, Super Sport, Sandton Convention Centre, to name just a few. He can be found forecasting the bigger picture and emerges every few months with new business strategies and innovative products to launch. Richard has a solid reputation based on consistently high levels of service as a professional photographer. With his creative excellence and attention to detail, he brings a dynamic to his workshops, making them very informative. The workshop will be an exciting and fun-filled learning experience.

CPD Programme Fees 2016:
The PRISA CPD programme adheres to the criteria required by SAQA for a recognised professional body. The programme is put together following the Global Alliance best practice professional development framework. Services Seta SDL no 950721458
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Duration: 1 Day
CPD Points: 7,5
*Early bird PRISA Member: R2110.00
Late PRISA member: R2330.00
*Early bird non member: R2565.00
Late non member: R2800.00
PRISA registered student: R1220.00
  • Accommodation NOT included in any of the fees
  • Fees subject to change

*Early bird: Book and pay before 8 August 2016.
Student and member fee rate/s only applicable if PRISA membership fees are paid in full at time of booking.

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