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Testimony Tuesday: Photography Working Skills

TESTIMONY TUESDAY: LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKING SKILLS

The best photography workshop is the one that teaches us photography working skills.

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There are many complicated technical explanations in photography techniques. The question is, do you need to learn all of those hard-to-understand concepts? Or you just need to know how to apply the best photography working skills. And that is the point! 

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At Omnilargess photography classes, we focus on skills’ practical uses without getting deep into the baffling theories. 

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James Orr @jamesorr wanted to take nice pictures for his workplace. He took the photography Bootcamp and learned how to use his powerful DSLR properly to create fabulous images. Here is James Orr’s testimony, and I want to thank him for his testimony. 

“Hi Ted! Thanks-you so much for putting on such a great class, Digital Bootcamp! Prior to the course, I had only used a point-and-shoot camera for work, but with your instruction, I have been able to take some really good photos with my DSLR. Your instruction was to the point, useful and informative. I have attached a few of my favorite photos taken while attending class.

Thanks again, and I look forward to taking the “manual settings class“ if it fits my schedule.”

-James Orr

Feedbacks like James Orr’s testimony make me proud of what I do as a teacher.

Click HERE to go to Students’ Photogallery to see more images from our previous students.

 

Learn Photography Working Skills

Beginner’s Photography Bootcamp is a six-week program, and I cover many new and modern techniques. Advanced Focusing Technique, Shutter Speed, Aperture are a few of the interesting topics in this workshop.

I dedicate a good portion of our digital camera workshops to convert advanced techniques into easy-to-use skills. Digital Photography Bootcamp is one of our most popular photography courses. It has six classroom sessions and two field trips.

Our next Bootcamp starts on June 3, 2021. The Small class size and lots of hands-on techniques prepare you to shoot like a pro in six weeks.

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Beginners Photography Bootcamp High Street Office
  • February 2, 2023 6:00 pm
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Vancouver Skyline at Night Totem Poles at Brockton Point
  • February 18, 2023 5:00 pm
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TOFINO BC PHOTO TOUR Tofino, BC
  • February 24, 2023 4:00 pm
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Landscape Photography Workshop Maple Ridge Dyke
  • April 1, 2023 8:00 am
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Nitobe Garden Photo Walk Nitobe Garden
  • April 22, 2023 10:00 am
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Digital Camera Crash Course 2023 High Street Office
  • April 29, 2023 9:30 am
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LAC DU BOIS PHOTO TOUR Lac du Bois, British Columbia
  • May 5, 2023 4:00 pm
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LEARN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY High Street Office
  • June 15, 2023 6:00 pm
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Chasing Shadows High Street Office
  • June 17, 2023 9:00 am
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Youth Summer Photography Program High Street Office
  • July 12, 2023 2:00 pm
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That is all for now. Stay tuned for my next photography Tips. We love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions, feel free to send us your questions, and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Ted’s Photo Tips: Using Rule of Thirds in Portraitures

Ted’s Photo Tips: Using Rule of Thirds in Portraitures Photography

Rule Of Thirds has many applications in photography composition. In this article, I discuss the effect of using the Rule of thirds in portraitures.

Mainly, using Rule Of Thirds in photography compositions adds more dynamic to images. The same added dynamic applies to portraitures too. Let me explain it in more detail.

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Reasons for Using Rule of Thirds in Portraitures

Freshman photographers put the model in the centre of the frame without paying attention to the model’s head’s negative space. Therefore, the result would be lots of wasted space at the top of the image.

A pro photographer uses the Rule Of Thirds in Portraitures to get the best use of the frame.

Rule Of Thirds in Portraitures

Rule of thirds in portraitures
Subject is in the centre. Breaking the Rule of thirds in portraitures.

Pro Approach for Rule Of Thirds in Portraitures

Rule of thirds in portraitures
A pro photographer uses Rule of thirds in portraitures for a dynamic image.

In the above photos, I showed how applying the Rule of Thirds in portraiture improves the picture.

Tips on Using Rule Of Thirds in Portraitures

The tips below give you suggestions on how to apply the rule of thirds in portraitures effortlessly.

Using Focus Lock:

In Single Focusing mode, You can half-press the shutter release button to focus on your model; keep holding the shutter button locks the focus. While holding the shutter button, recompose the image to apply the rule of thirds.

Using the Off-Centre Focusing Point :

The ability to select different focusing points is awesome. By selecting an off-centre focusing point, you force your camera to focuses on the model off-centre. Another advantage of this mode is that you can use the Dynamic Focus feature. Therefore, your camera keeps focusing on the model off-centre even if the model moves.

Dynamic Focus and Rule Of Thirds in Portraitures

Using Rule of thirds in portraitures
The Off-centre focusing points and the Dynamic focusing make using rule of thirds in portraiture a breeze.

Did You Know About Off-Centre Focusing?

Beginner’s Photography Bootcamp is a six-week program, and I cover many new and modern techniques. Advanced Focusing Technique is one of the interesting topics in this workshop.

I dedicate a good portion of our digital camera workshops to many advanced techniques. Digital Photography Bootcamp is one of our most popular photography courses. It has six classroom sessions and two field trips.

Our next Bootcamp starts on June 3, 2021. The Small class size and lots of hands-on techniques prepare you to shoot like a pro in six weeks.

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Omnilargess Training Program

Upcoming Photography Classes

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Event Venue Date
Beginners Photography Bootcamp High Street Office
  • February 2, 2023 6:00 pm
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Vancouver Skyline at Night Totem Poles at Brockton Point
  • February 18, 2023 5:00 pm
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TOFINO BC PHOTO TOUR Tofino, BC
  • February 24, 2023 4:00 pm
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Landscape Photography Workshop Maple Ridge Dyke
  • April 1, 2023 8:00 am
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Nitobe Garden Photo Walk Nitobe Garden
  • April 22, 2023 10:00 am
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Digital Camera Crash Course 2023 High Street Office
  • April 29, 2023 9:30 am
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LAC DU BOIS PHOTO TOUR Lac du Bois, British Columbia
  • May 5, 2023 4:00 pm
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LEARN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY High Street Office
  • June 15, 2023 6:00 pm
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Chasing Shadows High Street Office
  • June 17, 2023 9:00 am
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Youth Summer Photography Program High Street Office
  • July 12, 2023 2:00 pm
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That is all for now. Stay tuned for my next photography Tips. We love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions; feel free to send us your questions, and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Quick Camera Tweaks: Exposure Triangle

Quick Camera Tweaks: Exposure Triangle Explained

There are many terms in photography that sound very mysterious! Exposure Triangle is one of them. However, it is not as hard to understand as it sounds. Let me explain it to you.

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What is Exposure Triangle in Photography?

Exposure means the amount of light that passes through the lens and hits the sensor. We call it “EXPOSURE.” 

A camera needs a certain amount of light to capture the image. So, if there is too much light, our picture gets too bright, and if there is less light, our photos would be dark. 

We can control the exposure (amount of light) using Shutter Speed (Duration of Light), Aperture (Volume of Light), and ISO (Sensitivity to Light). 

So, the combination of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO makes the “EXPOSURE TRIANGLE.”

Exposure Triangle

Exposure Triangle
A perfect photographic a picture with correct exposure and artistic composition.

How to Use Exposure Triangle? 

Setting the exposure using the exposure triangle is an old fashion way and is helpful if you use an older camera that does not have a built-in light meter. With all the modern cameras, you can rely on your camera’s light meter.

Anyway, let me explain how the exposure triangle works.

As I mentioned above, we control the exposure using shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. Therefore, if you change the shutter speed, you need to change the aperture and ISO to balance the exposure again. To make this adjustment, you need to use the exposure triangle to set all parameters correctly. (if your camera does not have a built-in light meter.)

For instance, You set the camera to shutter speed 1/250sec, the aperture to f2.8, and your ISO is 400. After taking the photo, you notice that the f2.8 caused a shallow depth of fields, and part of your subject is out of focus. To increase the depth of fields, you need to use f8. However, at f8, less amount of light hits the sensor. So you need to either slow down the shutter speed to match the f8 vs f2.8. Or, if you want to keep the shutter speed at 1/250sec, you need to increase the ISO.

How to Calculate the Settings Using the Exposure Triangle?

In the above example, when you change f2.8 to f8, you changed the exposure by four stops (2.8 to 3.5, 5.6, 8). Therefore, you need to slow down the shutter speed by four stops to 1/30sec (1/250 to 1/120 to 1/60 to 1/30). You can also keep the shutter speed at 1/250sec and change the ISO to 3200 (400 to 800 to 1600 to 3200).

You can ultimately slow down the shutter speed by one or two stops and balance the exposure by ISO or visa-versa. For example, you can use 1/120sec as the shutter speed and increase the ISO to 1600.

Exposure Triangle

Long Exposure Technique. Photo by Stephanie Campbell
Long Exposure Technique. Photo by Stephanie Campbell

Do you want to learn more?

Beginner’s Photography Bootcamp is a six-week program, and I cover old fashion and new and modern techniques. I teach the old techniques to make you prepared for shooting some old and vintage cameras.

I dedicate a good portion of our digital camera workshops to many advanced techniques. Digital Photography Bootcamp is one of our most popular photography courses. It has six classroom sessions and two field trips.

Our next Bootcamp starts on June 3, 2021. The Small class size and lots of hands-on techniques prepare you to shoot like a pro in six weeks.

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Omnilargess Training Program

Upcoming Photography Classes

Search:

Event Venue Date
Beginners Photography Bootcamp High Street Office
  • February 2, 2023 6:00 pm
Register
Vancouver Skyline at Night Totem Poles at Brockton Point
  • February 18, 2023 5:00 pm
Register
TOFINO BC PHOTO TOUR Tofino, BC
  • February 24, 2023 4:00 pm
Register
Landscape Photography Workshop Maple Ridge Dyke
  • April 1, 2023 8:00 am
Register
Nitobe Garden Photo Walk Nitobe Garden
  • April 22, 2023 10:00 am
Register
Digital Camera Crash Course 2023 High Street Office
  • April 29, 2023 9:30 am
Register
LAC DU BOIS PHOTO TOUR Lac du Bois, British Columbia
  • May 5, 2023 4:00 pm
Register
LEARN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY High Street Office
  • June 15, 2023 6:00 pm
Register
Chasing Shadows High Street Office
  • June 17, 2023 9:00 am
Register
Youth Summer Photography Program High Street Office
  • July 12, 2023 2:00 pm
Register

That is all for now. Stay tuned for my next photography Tips. We love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions, feel free to send us your questions, and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Digital Photography Class – Six Week Program

A complete Digital Photography Class for beginners to intermediate photographers

Beginners Digital Photography Class

6 weeks program

Beginners Digital Photography Class (Bootcamp) consists of eight, three-hour sessions on Wednesday nights each week. All sessions include a mix of theory in the classroom, as well as practical instruction. Participants have opportunities for shooting photographs on field trips, as well as reviewing and discussing their images with an instructor.

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Learn Photography in Six Weeks

Digital Photography Class for beginners
Digital Photography Class for beginners

Digital Photography Class - Six Week Program Starts April 12th 2017

Session 1 (Wednesday April 12th 6-9pm):

Introduction to photography, how digital cameras work, digital photography workflow basics, auto focus versus manual focus, digital image optimization

Session 2 (Wednesday April 19th 6-9pm):

ISO, Understanding camera setting modes and exposure controls, intro to using the Histogram.

Session 3 (Wednesday April 26th 6-9pm):

Metering methods, reading a Histogram, using manual mode, White Balance.

Session 4 (Wednesday May 3rd 6-9pm):

Creative uses for aperture and shutter, depth of field and motion. Selective focus/shallow depth of field workshop.

Session 5 (Wednesday May 10th 6-9pm):

Composition guidelines – rule of thirds, texture, color, point of view and seeing in shapes and forms, and Macro Photography guide line.

Session 6 (Saturday May 13th April 12th 10am-1pm):

Photo Field Trip (three hours of outdoor photography with instructor). Practical exercises and refining composition and camera control. (Location to be announced)

Session 7 (Wednesday May 17th 6-9pm):

Review field trip images, and Night Scene Photography guide lines.

Session 8 (Friday May19th 6-9pm):

Photo Field Trip for Night Scene Photography. Please bring your tripod. (Location to be announced)

Prerequisites: 

Beginner. No previous photography experience required.

Class size:

Maximum 9 participants.

Photos from previous Bootcamp student

Omnilargess Digital Photography Bootcamp
Correct Exposure and right composition make amazing photos. Photo credit to Kati Gjertsen Photography (Our previous Bootcamp student)

Photos from previous Bootcamp student

Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes
Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes Photoc redit Margaret Bouwman

Omnilargess Digital Photography Class

Digital Photography Bootcamp

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Beginners Digital Camera Bootcamp April 2017

Announcing a second series of the Beginners Digital Camera Bootcamp 

Our January 2017 Beginners Digital Camera Bootcamp sold out quickly and there are still many enthusiastic photographers who want to learn about the wonderful world of digital cameras and photography.

I want to thank everyone for supporting our amazing digital camera classes and am excited to announce another chance to enrol in our popular Digital Camera Bootcamp. The next Beginners Digital Camera Bootcamp starts April 12th. Here are the details for you:

Beginners Digital Camera Bootcamp

April 2017 program

Beginners Digital Camera Bootcamp

Beginners Digital Camera Bootcamp starts April 12th 2017.

Beginners Digital Camera Bootcamp consists of three-hour sessions on Wednesday nights for eight consecutive weeks. All sessions include a mix of theory in the classroom, as well as practical instruction. Participants have opportunities for shooting photographs on two field trips, as well as reviewing and discussing their images with their instructor.

Session 1 (April 12th 2017 from 6-9 pm):

Introduction to photography, how digital cameras work, digital photography workflow basics, auto focus versus manual focus, digital image optimization

Session 2 (April 19th from 6-9 pm):

ISO, understanding camera setting modes and exposure controls, intro to using the Histogram.

Session 3 (April 26th from 6-9 pm):

Metering methods, reading a Histogram, using manual mode, White Balance.

Session 4 (May 3rd from 6-9 pm):

Creative uses for aperture and shutter, depth of field and motion; selective focus/shallow depth of field.

Session 5 (May 10th from 6-9 pm):

Composition guidelines – rule of thirds, texture, color, point of view and seeing in shapes and forms; macro photography guide lines.

Session 6 (Saturday May 13th from 10am to 1pm):

Photo Field Trip (three hours of outdoor photography with instructor) including practical exercises, ways to refine composition and using camera controls. (Location to be announced)

Session 7 (May 17th from 6-9 pm):

Review field trip images, and discussion for Night Scene Photography guide lines.

Session 8 (Friday May 19th from 7-10 pm):

Photo Field Trip for Night Scene Photography. Please bring your tripod. (Location to be announced)

Prerequisites: 

Beginner. No previous photography experience required.

Class size: Maximum 9 participants.

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For information on the current line-up of all our workshops check our UPCOMING CLASSES pages for descriptions and details. And, as always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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Beginners Digital Camera Class Exposure Edition

Beginners Digital Camera Class Exposure Edition

Unleash the power of your digital Camera

Beginners Digital Camera class is a two part workshop and you learn about your camera settings and controls. Each part is Two hours with theory and hands on.
In this four hour class you will explore the hidden functions of your Digital camera and learn about Shutter speed, Aperture, ISO, White Balance, and more. This workshop is primarily intended for photographers using digital SLR cameras, but many Manual capable digital compact cameras are also suitable. Each participant is expected to bring a digital camera with a fully charged battery and memory card(s)

Exposure is the most important setting in photography. Beginners Digital camera Class covers exposure in details.

Part one Classroom session on Saturday February 18th 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

In this 2 hour session you will learn the Digital camera’s terminology, Menu, Functionality such as: Shutter Speed, Aperture Value, ISO, White Balance, and much more.

Part two Hands on and practical session on Saturday February 18th 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm

This session is fully hands on and you practice with different settings such as , Auto Focusing, Lens Focal Length, Hidden functions, and much more. You will explore the differences in file format and tips on how to make better images using your creativity.

This workshop is developed for beginners and we will cover all the important functions of your camera. Please bring your camera, fully charged battery, and Memory card. We are going to try and test almost all the different settings and scenarios that the average person would encounter when taking photos. After taking this photography class you won’t use the AUTO mode any more and you will see significant improvement in your daily photography.

We offer variety of beginners to advanced photography workshops. Please visit our UPCOMING CLASSES and check all the workshops.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team


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Field Photography Manual Shooting

Field Photography Manual Shooting

Two part workshop for capturing better photos 

Spring is almost here with exciting opportunities to photograph the most amazing scene. Field Photography, especially in Spring, needs specific know-how techniques. Manual Shooting in Field Photography is scheduled for March 11th  and all camera makes and models are welcome.

This is a four hour workshop in outdoor. You will learn how Manual shooting creates better pictures and how to set your camera for different light conditions, how to use correct metering mode, and the most important things, how to find the location and compose a photo.

Field Photography needs special techniques to control the exposure. Manual shooting helps photographers to stay focus on their composition

The Manual Shooting in Field Photography is completely hands on. We are going to walk around the field and apply manual shooting techniques in practical ways. It is a full four hour outdoor photography adventure with plenty of time to interact with your instructor and learn specific photography tips.

What is covered in Manual Shooting workshop?

We cover how to set the Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO for correct exposure, we also cover different metering modes, Custom White Balance, and how to check the exposure using Histogram. You will also learn how to use basic Rules of Composition to create more dynamic effects and fabulous pictures.

Manual Shooting

Set the exposure in Manual shooting and start looking for your subject and have peace of mind that the foreground or background won’t change the exposure.

Pre-requisite:

Must have basic knowledge of photography. Feel free to contact us if you have more questions. Check our Upcoming Classes for more Photography workshops.

Date: March 11th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Omnilargess Office 209B-32900 South Fraser Way (Seven Oaks Shopping Centre), Abbotsford, BC


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Beginners Digital Camera Bootcamp

Beginners Digital Camera Bootcamp

8 weeks program $400.00.

A complete workshop for beginners to intermediate photographers

Beginners Digital Photography Bootcamp consists of eight, three-hour sessions on Wednesday nights each week. All sessions include a mix of theory in the classroom, as well as practical instruction. Participants have opportunities for shooting photographs on field trips, as well as reviewing and discussing their images with an instructor.

Landscape composition

Composition is as important as Exposure in Landscape photography and it is part of Digital Camera Bootcamp workshop

Session 1 (January 25th 2017 from 6-9 pm):

Introduction to photography, how digital cameras work, digital photography workflow basics, auto focus versus manual focus, digital image optimization

Session 2 (February 1st 2017 from 6-9 pm):

ISO, Understanding camera setting modes and exposure controls, intro to using the Histogram.

Session 3 (February 8th 2017 from 6-9 pm):

Metering methods, reading a Histogram, using manual mode, White Balance.

Session 4 (February 15th 2017 from 6-9 pm):

Creative uses for aperture and shutter, depth of field and motion. Selective focus/shallow depth of field workshop.

Session 5 (February 22nd 2017 from 6-9 pm):

Composition guidelines – rule of thirds, texture, color, point of view and seeing in shapes and forms, and Macro Photography guide line.

Session 6 (February 25th 2017 10 am to 1 pm):

Photo Field Trip (three hours of outdoor photography with instructor). Practical exercises and refining composition and camera control. (Location to be announced)

Session 7 (March 1st 2017 from 6-9 pm):

Review field trip images, and Night Scene Photography guide lines.

Session 8 (March 3rd 2017 from 6-9 pm):

Photo Field Trip for Night Scene Photography. Please bring your tripod. (Location to be announced)

Prerequisites: 

Beginner. No previous photography experience required.

Class size:

Maximum 9 participants.

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