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PHOTOACADEMY

Dirk is a professional photographer based in Hamburg who loves his neighbourhood by the river, spending time with his daughter and savouring a good cup of coffee. Photography has been his life for more than a quarter of a century. It has taken him to many corners of the world and enabled him to meet and work with a diverse selection of people.

 

While Dirk masters a wide variety of photographic disciplines, he specializes in people and portrait photography. He puts his passion into presenting each personality literally in their best light, be it on the red carpet or in the corner shop, a celebrity or the man in the street. He works for companies and publishers as well as private clients, photographing weddings, families, children and events.

Dirk Uhlenbrock PHOTOACADEMY
Dirk Uhlenbrock PHOTOACADEMY
Seminare und Workshops

INTRODUCTORY CLASS FOR BEGINNERS

Wir behandeln grundlegende fotografische Techniken und wenden sie sofort in praktischen Übungen an. Wir besprechen die Einstellungen, die man beim Fotografieren vornehmen sollte. Am Ende dieser Kurse hast Du die Kontrolle über Deine Kamera und nicht umgekehrt. Du kannst die Bilder gestalten wie Du es willst.

Kurs 1:

Kamera-
einstellungen
(BEGINNER LEVEL)

Kurs 2:

Blende und Tiefenschärfe
(BEGINNER LEVEL)

Kurs 3:

Belichtungszeit und Bewegung
(BEGINNER LEVEL)

Kurs 4:

Licht und Focus
(BEGINNER LEVEL)

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CLASS NO 1:

CAMERA SETTINGS

 

(BEGINNER LEVEL)

 

CLASS NO 2:

APERTURE AND DEPTH OF FIELD
(BEGINNER LEVEL)

CLASS NO 3:

SHUTTER SPEED AND MOVEMENT
(BEGINNER LEVEL)

CLASS NO 4:

LIGHT AND FOCUS

 

(BEGINNER LEVEL)

Learning to use the manual mode of your reflex or bridge camera is an important step towards taking better pictures.

Operating manuals provided with the camera are monotonous and do not really show all there is to know about the many buttons and parameters available.

Understanding the parameters of the camera and knowing digital photography vocabulary is the first key step. White balance, sensor sensitivity (ISO), RAW format and exposure correction are only examples of terms that will be presented in a clear and concise way during the course.

Depth of field is one of the major aspects of photography. It is defined as a zone of sharpest focus in front of, behind and around the subject of the photograph. Beyond the limits of this area, the elements are rather blurred.

This zone can be adjusted according to three parameters that will be explained in detail during the workshop: the aperture, the focal length and the distance from camera to subject. Playing around with these three parameters can significantly modify the aesthetics of an image!

This is a creative aspect of photography: mastering depth of field will allow you to make great portraits, landscapes, and highlighting a subject in its surrounding environment.

How can movement be captured in photography? Or, on the other hand, how can you freeze the action of a scene?

Managing the exposure time – or the shutter speed – of the camera is the answer to these two questions and is, just like the depth of field, a key parameter in photography.

This parameter allows the light to hit the digital sensor for a defined amount of time, which will freeze or blur a movement.

In this case, you will have once again a wide array of creative possibilities: blur or freeze the action, get a filé (a moving subject is frozen in a blurry surrounding).

A photographer is bound to be able to “read” light and, from that reading, make his or her aesthetic choices for the final image. Understanding light is necessary to express creativity, just like depth of field and shutter speed.

Several metering modes are available on modern digital cameras (matrix, spot or centre-weighted metering) and this workshop will demonstrate the pros and cons of each of them, as well as provide you with practical considerations.

Focusing is intimately linked with light metering in the sense that it functions using the same channels on the camera (the small square or rectangle zones that are visible in the viewer). Focus and light metering need to be mastered and are crucial in order to avoid out-of-focus and badly exposed (too light/too dark) photographs.

This workshop will teach you how to:

  • Use the right image format between JPEG and RAW
  • Adjust the white balance
  • Correct the exposure
  • Set the ISO on the camera
  • Read a histogram
  • Use the “P” shooting mode

This workshop will teach you how to:

  • Use the “A” or “Av” shooting mode
  • Make a portrait with a blurry background
  • Photograph a landscape with higher sharpness

This workshop will teach you how to:

  • Use the “S” and “Tv” shooting modes
  • Make filés of moving subjects
  • Freeze the movement of a subject
  • Use blur to suggest movement and bring dynamism to your pictures

This workshop will teach you how to:

  • Measure light using the various modes of your camera (spot, centre-weighted or matrix)
  • Make photos in backlight conditions
  • Have an effective focus range using the viewer’s various channels
  • Develop a sense of composition from the shooting

PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES – ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT

Our artistic development pack is designed for people who want to discover the multiplicity of styles and approaches in the world of photography.

In order to „sharpen your eye“, and to find the inspiration necessary for your photographic development, THE PHOTO ACADEMY invites you to compose a foursome of workshopes corresponding to your affinities, and to your ambitions as a photographer …

 

So how does this work? Imagine that you are mainly interested by the urban environment, and that you want „to put the city in images“… Therefore, all you have to do is select four courses related to your theme ; for example, a Street Photography workshop, a course on architectural photography, on nocturnal shooting, and on natural light portrait.

 

Of course, the desire to develop a specific theme is not a required condition to create your artistic development package ; the pure and simple desire to discover photographic art is just as honorable !

 

Notes :
In order to follow our artistic development workshops in good conditions, it is necessary to properly control your camera, and to be able to use it in manual mode.
Each course that can be included in the artistic development pack last 3h30.

COMPOSITION and Analyzing Imagines

BLACK AND WHITE

 

LOW LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

Street Photography

PORTRAIT

ARCHITECTURE

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