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The Great Camera Debate 1

The Great Camera Debate, Part 1  

Which Camera is the Best?

All camera manufacturers claim that they make the best camera. But really, which camera is the best? It often depends on who you ask! In this article, I will shed some light on the topic of the excellent camera debate.

Which camera is ‘the perfect camera’?

The great camera debate

Which camera is the best? Big question!!

There is no such a thing as a ‘perfect camera.’ It comes down to the type of photography you do, your level of experience, and many other variables.

Before getting into this topic, I should make it clear I will not rate the manufacturers in any way. I want to share my experience with different camera groups and classes. As an instructor, I have had the privilege of working with various digital cameras. What I can say with 100% certainty is each camera has some pros and cons. As the saying goes: ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ and a pro or plus for me in one camera might be a con or negative for another photographer. It is the main reason why I will not judge the cameras; I believe it’s more important to have an excellent working knowledge of the menu system and settings specific to your type of camera. It helps when you understand the strengths and weaknesses of the tool you are using.

Establishing parameters of digital camera types

To start with, we need to organize the different types of digital cameras into groups. Just as we wouldn’t compare a Smart Car to a full-size SUV, I’ve classified camera types according to their size from small to large and into one of two groups for having either a fixed (permanently attached) or an interchangeable (removable) lens.

Fixed lens digital cameras

In this class/group, we have digital cameras with one attached lens, appropriately named because you cannot change the lenses, although some of these cameras come with long telephoto lenses (10X or more Optical Zoom).

1- Point and Shoot Cameras:

These cameras are usually small in size, with no interchangeable lens and very few accessories available for this category. Smartphones are in this class. Usually, you aim and shoot with no control over the camera’s settings or a minimal amount of controls. Point and shoot cameras are great for travelling and snapshots. They produce a decent picture in normal light conditions, but the results are often not as good when it is too bright or too dark. With a point-and-shoot camera, you are somewhat limited creatively because the camera makes most of your decisions.

The great camera debate

There are several different point-and-shoot cameras, even waterproof ones.

2- Compact digital cameras

These cameras are similar to the point-and-shoot cameras, with the advantage of having some controls for the settings, such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, White Balance, etc. Some of these cameras are even capable of shooting RAW files. The image quality is usually far better than a point-and-shoot camera. However, the picture quality of these cameras can be less than ideal in low light or a too bright scene due to the small sensor size. Overall, the compact digital camera is my choice of small size camera because of improved image quality and various controls, which give me more creative options.

The great camera debate

Compact digital camera with lots of controls


The great camera debate

The above photo shows a compact digital camera with lots of optical zoom power.


The great camera debate

Here is a picture of a fixed lens compact camera

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Best Digital Camera Class

Why Omnilargess Bootcamp is the best Digital Camera Class for beginners

Digital cameras may look too complicated, and in fact they are, if you wish to learn the technology of digital imaging. But in almost all cases you just want to learn how to take better photos using your digital camera to its potential.

I have looked into many books and videos and found out that most of them are more confusing than helpful for a beginner.

Omnilargess digital camera Bootcamp is specially developed for beginners. Digital camera Bootcamp is an interactive program. Our content evolves around the new technology and we apply constant changes to the bootcamp contents to cover new improvements of new digital cameras technology. And it is the main reason that Omnilargess Digital Camera Bootcamp is the best Digital camera Class!

Here is a testimony of one of our previous student:
The workshop (Bootcamp) was very well done. Ted is an excellent teacher and was careful to ensure that everyone had answers to their questions. The size of the class of excellent and was a very comfortable group.
The repetition required to better understand our cameras was very beneficial.

Luella Johnsen

What is covered in Digital Camera Bootcamp?

Generally speaking there two main areas in photography, Exposure and Composition. In digital camera bootcamp we cover both topics. In first two sessions you are going to learn your digital camera terminology, layout, and how to navigate the digital camera menu. You also learn how and why you shouldn’t use the Auto exposure mode anymore!

Digital Camera class

Digital Camera class
Learn the limitations of your camera

Then we get into different Exposure Modes (Shutter or Aperture Priority, and Manual). Your instructor will explain each modes in depth and will show the advantage of each mode over the others.

Shutter Priority

Digital Camera class
Entry level DSLR camera can be the best camera for you when you learn how to control it. Image captured by Nikon entry level DSLR by Natalie S. after taking our bootcamp workshop.

Aperture Priority

Digital camera class
You can create awesome photos each and every time when you control the setting on the camera. This photo was taken in Aperture Priority.

Is there a hands on part in this program?

I am very glad that you asked. In each session you are going to exercise the new techniques and your instructor will guide you through the process. You will also get assignments for each session. Digital Camera bootcamp is complete program which includes two field trips as well, one for day time and one for night time photography techniques.

Field trip Photography

Digital Photography Workshop
Reading books and manuals is good but hands on is the best way to learn new skills.
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Outdoor field trip is part of our Digital Camera Bootcamp

Do you have more questions?

Digital Camera Bootcamp Fall Program

Check Omnilargess Digital Camera Bootcamp Fall program page and as always feel free to contact us for more details. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for upcoming tutorials and tips.

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One day digital photography workshop

One day digital photography Workshop for beginners Fraser Valley

At this time and age, we all live busy and hectic lives that leave us exhausted at the end of the day. We try to think of some magic to rescue us from this vicious cycle, forgetting that simple solutions like creating some type of art for example can be that magical something we need.

In general, various types of art are the best gateways to take us to a relaxation mode and help us to refresh our creativity and face new challenges.

You do like digital photography, but ….

Photography is a form of Visual Art, and consists of two parts, Art and Technical aspects. You do like digital photography, but your busy lifestyle does not allow you to persuade your heart desire. You don’t have time to read the camera instruction manual, and watching videos don’t help either. So you decide to postpone your passion for later…

Omnilargess Digital Photography Workshop

Digital Photography Workshop
Contact us today! we can assist you learning photography and editing.

How does the statement above relate to you?

At Omnilargess Photography Classes we believe that everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams in arts, and should be able to express their artistic view of life.

That is why all of our digital photography classes are developed around the modern busy lifestyles. We offer a variety of digital photography classes, and if your lifestyle is too busy to make a commitment to our photography programs, we have the right solution for you

digital Photography Workshop
Learn photography to unleash your artistic views

One-Day Digital Photography Workshop

Although we recommend Omnilargess Digital Photography Bootcamp as a complete photography workshop, if you can’t make the 6-week commitment, one day digital photography workshop is the perfect workshop that will definitely encourage and equip you with practical knowledge to follow your dreams.

A perfect exposure for a low key image
A perfect exposure for a low key image

Does reading camera’s instruction manual help you?

In almost all cases, reading the manual causes more confusion than understanding the camera’s setting. We developed the one-day digital photography workshop for artists who don’t have time to read the long and boring camera instruction manuals, but want to create beautiful photos.

Digital Photography Workshop
Reading books and manuals is good but hands on is the best way to learn new skills.

What is covered in this workshop?

One-Day Digital Photography Workshop is a full day photography workshop with a classroom session and field trip. It is scheduled for Saturday September 23rd from 10am to 3pm

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), and of course lots of questions.

One day digital Photography Workshop

Saturday September 23rd 2017

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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

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Omnilargess Night Time Photography Classes Photoc redit Margaret Bouwman

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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.

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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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Focal Point Part 1

How important Focal point is

What is the definition of a Focal Point?

The dictionary defines it as:

“focal point |?f?k?l ?point|

noun

the point at which rays or waves meet after reflection or refraction, or the point from which diverging rays or waves appear to proceed.

  • the centre of interest or activity: almost every sizeable city can have a junior college that can act as a focal point for cultural activity.”

How is a Focal Point defined in photography? Why is it important? 

A focal point is the part of an image that draws the viewer’s eye to an essential part of the image or an area you want to highlight. How you do this will make or break the final image. If you’re going to create images that capture and hold the viewer’s interest (and who doesn’t want to do this?), the most transparent advice I can give you is to learn to create well-defined focal points in your photography.

In any discussion about using focal points, each of us has our interests and tastes. Therefore creating a fixed rule for focal points is next to impossible.  However, it is possible to use other photography rules and techniques to help you establish clear focal points, as defined by your unique point of view and vision.  In this series of articles, I will shed some light on popular practices that many pro photographers use to create a focal point in their images.

In the picture below, you will not find an obvious focal point. The lack of a focal point not only takes away from the beauty of the scene; it also makes the viewer wonder where to look.

Focal Point

There is no Focal Point in this image.

Alternatively, in the picture below, the subject’s brightness establishes a focal point of interest for viewers to notice right away.

Focal Point

The tree’s brightness attracts the eyes, and I used it as a focal point for this image.

That is all for now. Stay tuned for more articles in this series about focal points, as I will cover several different techniques for you. In our Fall Outdoor Photography Class, you can practice more with focal points and have the opportunity to discuss them with your instructor. The Fall Outdoor photography Class is scheduled for November 12th as a full-day workshop, and there are only a few spots are left.

Do you want to use the creativity of the focal point?

One of the many ways to create a strong focal point is using highlights and shadows. Chasing Shadows is a unique photography class that teaches you the power of the Ansel Adams Zone System. Learning the Zone System enables you to capture outstanding images and showcasing the main subjects using the light pattern.

Our next Chasing Shadows workshop starts on June 5, 2021. It is a five-part program and includes field trips and lots of hands-on.

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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.

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