Description: Digital Photography Fundamentals Workshop (2 Parts)

Price: €55 per person (both parts included)

Location: Boogie Bounce Portugal, Parchal, Lagoa

Time: 1pm until 5pm


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My Digital Photography Fundamentals Workshops are the perfect way to get to grips with your camera. This relaxed, fun and easy going workshop is split into 2 parts to avoid being overwhelmed in one session.

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What dates are available?
Here are the current scheduled dates (Part One / Part Two)

  • Saturday 13th December 2021 / Saturday 11th December 2021
  • Saturday 12th February 2022 / Saturday 12th March 2022
  • Saturday 9th April 2022 / Saturday 14th May 2022
  • Saturday 18th June 2022 / Saturday 9th July 2022
  • Saturday 13th August 2022 / Saturday 10th September 2022
  • Saturday 8th October 2022 / Saturday 12th November 2022

What is the group size?
Each workshop has a maximum of 6 attendees. Not only does this create a nice atmosphere but also ensures enough time is available for all.

What equipment will I need?
This course is designed for any camera that has the ability to move away from the Automatic settings, this could be a DSLR, Mirrorless, Bridge or even a compact camera. If you are unsure if your camera is suitable, please Contact Me.

I currently don’t own a camera, is there a loan available?
Yes! I have a limited supply of both DLSR and Bridge cameras and there is no extra cost. This is a great way to give photography a try before investing in your own equipment. Please Contact Me before booking to ensure a loan camera is available for your day.

Is this workshop suitable for Mobile Phone and Tablet Photography?
I love Mobile Phone Photography but due to their technical restrictions, this workshop is not suitable, however, keep a look out for my Mobile Photography Workshops coming in 2022!

What topics are covered?

  1. Part One
    • What is Photography?  – Learn how to appreciate light
    • Camera Technology – A quick introduction to some of the technology
    • The Photographer vs Equipment – Learn different techniques of positioning in conjunction with lens “length”
    • Exposure – Control the amount of light and the artistic effect it creates
    • Camera Shooting Modes – Learn the various ways your camera captures pictures
  2. Part Two
    • Metering – How does your camera evaluate the light and how to override its decision making
    • White Balance – Control and explore colour correction
    • Focus – Learn how to control the advanced features of your camera’s autofocus
    • Composition – Learn the rules of composition and then completely break them!

Both parts will include a mixture of theory and fun practical exercises

What day are the workshops held?
Currently all workshops are on the 2nd Saturday (with possible exceptions) of every month. Part 1 and Part 2 alternate on these dates. For instance, if Part 1 is on the 2nd Saturday in June, Part 2 will be the 2nd Saturday in July

Why is there a gap between the two Parts?
The time between each Part is useful for attendees to master the techniques from Part 1 and will be provided with some simple tasks to return in Part 2 with some photographs…….. Yes, homework, but optional!

Can I change Part 2 to a different date?
I strongly recommend that you do not change to a different date as too long a gap between each Part may hinder the learning process. It also makes availability to other attendees limited. However, if you insist then I can make amendments to move you to a different date.

What time do the workshops begin and end?
Currently, all workshops begin at 1pm and end at 5pm

Where is Parchal and what is Boogie Bounce Portugal?
Boogie Bounce Portugal is “…a fun way of bouncing yourself back into fitness. Suitable for all ages and abilities…” and it is a pleasure to be utilising one of the large rooms available in the same building. Parchal is a town located in the Lagoa council and is a short distance from both Portimão & Lagoa. Google Map

Are refreshments available?
Complimentary Coffee, Tea and Water will be available, of course, feel free to bring your own too!

What language are the sessions delivered in?
Currently, the sessions are only available in English.

What payment methods are accepted?
Payment is required in advance by either PayPal (inc Credit/Debit card without a PayPal account) or Bank Transfer (IBAN).

Is there a minimum number of attendees required?
Unfortunately, due to overheads of hosting the workshops, there is a requirement of a minimum number of 3 participants. If this minimum number is not reached within 4 days of the scheduled date, the workshop will be cancelled and money refunded or transferred to a later date.

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  • positive review  Highly Recommend Craig, if your stuck on Auto as my wife and I were this man will help you learn all you need to know about your camera and using it to its full potential, with his expert knowledge ,patience and years of experience as a wildlife photographer, if you live in the Algarve and need any help photography related Craig is your man can’t rate his teaching highly enough.

    Peter Cumming Avatar Peter Cumming
    18th January 2020
  • positive review  Thanks to Craig, finally got my camera off auto, he explains everything clearly, presentation teaching was fantastic, going to practise our new skills & look forward look to part 2 in 2weeks

    Debbie Cumming Avatar Debbie Cumming
    18th January 2020
  • positive review  Would recommend the Fundamentals Workshop for anyone with digital SLR. The course uses both classroom and practical sessions to explain how to get the full and best use out of the camera. Craig delivers the subject with such enthusiasm.

    Chris Rowe Avatar Chris Rowe
    28th August 2019
  • positive review  What an amazing day spent at the Photography Workshop. I have loved photography for years, but could never venture past the Auto button! Craig simplified the mystique of photography and has given me the confidence to get out and really make the most of my camera!

    Morag Richardson Avatar Morag Richardson
    27th August 2019
  • positive review  I've been an amateur photographer for years but decided to attend Craig's "Photography Fundamentals Workshop” having purchased a new camera and not really getting the best results with it. Craig takes you through how the different functions on your camera affect the output and how to use this to achieve taking the photographs you want. This has given me the confidence to experiment with settings that I had previously avoided. I also realised that over the years I had misunderstood several functions, so it was good to learn their correct use. The workshop includes both classwork and practical photography in the local village so you can put into practice what you have learnt as you go along. Craig is very knowledgeable and I learnt a huge amount, I am very grateful and thoroughly recommend the workshop.

    Martin Lutley Avatar Martin Lutley
    27th August 2019
  • positive review  Craig is an excellent teacher and has a wealth of knowlege regarding the local area and its inhabitants

    Geoff Armstrong Avatar Geoff Armstrong
    19th June 2019
  • positive review  I had a most inspiring day and learnt a lot attending the Digital Photography Fundamentals Workshop. Craig is very generous and happy to share his knowledge. I’ll be back for a nature walk (or two). Thanks Craig

    Cilla Nyström Larsson Avatar Cilla Nyström Larsson
    16th May 2019
  • positive review  Anne and I really enjoyed Craig's workshop. It was prefessionally designed and presented, very helpful and a lot of fun. We learned a lot and are much more comfortable switching off the "auto" settings! Highly recommended for beginners and those with more experience. Well done.

    Tim Hall Avatar Tim Hall
    5th March 2019
  • positive review  What a wonderful experience! A great one-on-one workshop for me, a luxury, but I learned so much. Craig is a wonderful teacher and mentor, everything is very easygoing and very well explained. I would highly recommend Crag and his workshop! It is a great way to learn the more 'complicated' issues on a DSLR, well they turned out not to be so complicated .. Fun day... am now of France to put the knowledge into practice! And Craig, hope to see you soon again for a follow up!

    Taqui Quinta Avatar Taqui Quinta
    18th December 2018
  • positive review  What an enjoyable day. Criag's workshop is interesting and fun in a beautiful part of the Algarve. I am a complete novice and came away having learnt so much and it was all explained in a very understandable way. I would not hesitate to recommend Craig and his workshop and look forward to starting to finally enjoy my camera. Thank you!

    Julie Coulson Avatar Julie Coulson
    26th October 2018

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