Documenting Light: A Basic Photography Seminar


Jamescapstone Photography and Studio

Legaspi Village
Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati
Metro Manila, Philippines

  • 6
    9:00 AM
    3:00 PM

About the Event

This class is intended for people who are just starting or wanting to learn photography. This class will deal with the basic concepts of photography and will not cover advanced topics like Post-processing photos or specialized topics like Landscape photography. Those advanced topics will have to be discussed separately since it requires a little bit of mastery on the concepts of photography.

Documenting Lights

The aim of this class is for beginners to have a quick start at developing skills for taking better photographs that they use in their everyday lives i.e. travel, food blogging, etc.

What Will I Learn

The class will be a 6 hour class and will includes topics like, but is not limited to:

1. What Photography Is

  • What is light, its’ characteristics and type

  • Why is light important in photography

2. Elements of Composition

  • Identifying what elements in a photograph that makes us say that it is good photograph

3. Guidelines of Composition

  • What are the guidelines we must follow in taking photographs

4. Playing with Exposure

  • What is Exposure and how do we take correctly exposed photos

  • What other concepts are related to exposure i.e. Depth of Field and Motion and how do we play around with it so we get the photos we want

  • How to take sharp photos

We will discuss the following topics and apply the theories in practical exercises. We will also take a look at the photos you produced and evaluate them. At the end of the session, it is the goal that you can teach others the topics that were discussed.

Are Materials Provided

We will not give printed hand outs because we believe that we must reduce our carbon foot print. However, you will have exclusive access to a private page here in this website where class notes are placed. This will ensure that you will have access to the materials anytime, anywhere at your perusal. Isn’t that great?!

Are There Any Prerequisite to This Class

Short answer: None. Come as you are.

Long Answer: We recommend that you bring a camera with you with manual controls for Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO so that you can apply the theories on practical exercises we will do during the class. However, if you don’t have a camera, you can bring your mobile phones (as most smart phone camera has a pro mode). If still you don’t have a mobile phone, you can still attend class and probably make friends with your classmates so you can use their cameras with their supervision.

Price: PHP 1500 through or PHP 1,700 on the venue (Please email

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