24 April 2017

Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town

Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town
High Shutter Speed Action Photography Cape Town
I regularly  facilitate private Canon Camera and Photography tutoring / training sessions in Milnerton, Cape Town.

Tailor-made (individual) learning programmes are prepared for specific Canon EOS DSLR camera requirements; with the goal of providing a better understanding of EOS camera menus / settings, the exposure triangle and various photographic genre applications.

Any Canon EOS body / lens combination is suitable for most of the training sessions. During initial contact I will determine the learner's current skills, Canon EOS system and other learning / photographic requirements.

Training / demonstrations are done on the client's own Canon EOS bodies attached to various Canon EF / other brand lenses covering wide-angle to zoom focal lengths.

Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town
Canon EOS system / Menu  Setup & Training
2017 Individual Photography Training Session Cost / Rates

From R400 per three hour session in Milnerton, Cape Town. Practical shooting sessions can be worked into the training. A typical training programme of two training sessions (R800) and any practical shooting session (three hours)
 will be R950. This to be inclusive of up to 6 hours theory / settings training and a three hours practical shoot around Woodbridge Island. 

Training sessions at client address will be calculated / proposed based on traveling and specific training objectives.


Canon EOS Cameras / Lenses / Speedlite Flash Training
All Canon EOS cameras from the EOS 1100D to advanced AF training on the Canon EOS 80D to 
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. All Canon EF / EF-S and other compatible brands.  All Canon Speedlite flash units from Canon Speedlite 270EX to Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT (including Macro Ring Lites). 

Advanced Canon EOS Autofocus Training
For advanced AF training have a look at the Birds in Flight Photography workshop options. Advanced AF training most suitable from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II to Canon EOS 1-DX Mark II.

Cape Town Training Schedules / Availability
From Tuesdays - during the day / evening and / or over weekends.


Canon Camera and Photography Training Cape Town
Canon EOS / Accessories Training
Core Canon Camera / Photography  Learning Areas
  • Overview & Specific Canon Camera / Lens Settings
  • Exposure Settings for M / Av / Tv Modes
  • Autofocus / Manual Focus Options
  • General Photography / Lens Selection / Settings
  • Transition from JPG to RAW (Reasons why)
  • Landscape Photography / Settings / Filters
  • Close-Up / Macro Photography / Settings
  • Speedlite Flash / Flash Modes / Flash Settings
  • Digital Image Management / Post-Processing

Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town
Canon EOS / Speedlite Flash Training
Practical Photography / Application
  • Inter-relationship of ISO / Aperture / Shutter Speed
  • Aperture and Depth of Field demonstration
  • Low light / Long Exposure demonstration
  • Landscape sessions / Manual focusing
  • Speedlite Flash application / technique
  • Introduction to Post-Processing

Tailor-made Canon Camera / Photography training to be facilitated on specific requirements after a thorough needs-analysis with individual photographer / or small group.

Typical Learning Areas Agenda (based on the Canon EOS 70D)
  • General Photography Challenges / Fundamentals 
  • Exposure Overview (ISO / Aperture / Shutter Speed) 
  • Canon EOS 70D Menus / Settings (in relation to exposure) 
  • Camera / Lens Settings (in relation to application / genres) 
  • Lens Selection / Technique (in relation to application / genres) 
  • Introduction to Canon Flash / Low Light Photography

Above Learning Areas are facilitated over two sessions of three to four hours each. An optional practical shooting component (if required) will be at an additional cost.


Photography Workshops / Tutoring outside Cape Town / Western Cape
Please Contact Me to discuss any specific Canon Camera / Photography learning requirements. I am available to travel to specific locations for one-day and / or longer workshops.


Vernon Chalmers Photography Private Training / Workshops Cape Town 2017
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  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

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Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town
Perched Kingfisher - Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens

Canon Camera and Photography Private Tutoring Cape Town
Long Exposure Photography: Canon EOS 700D / Wide-Angle Lens

Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm lens

Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town
Fashion Show with flash : Canon EOS 6D 70mm Focal Length

Close-Up & Macro Photography Cape Town  - Canon EOS 6D

Canon Camera and Photography Private Tutoring Cape Town
Panning / Slow Shutter Speed: Canon EOS 70D 70-300mm Lens

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town

Canon Birds in Flight Photography Training / Workshop Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town


Birds in Flight Photography Private Training Workshop Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers facilitates this popular Birds in Flight Photography Workshop in Milnerton / Woodbridge Island, Cape Town - with hands-on practical sessions at Woodbridge Island.

Cost: R850 per delegate (25% discount if you've attended any of my previous workshops)


Read more about Starting Out with Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town


Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
Intermediate to Advanced BIF / Action Photography
Anybody with a Canon EOS DSLR who wants to get a more in-depth understanding of the Canon EOS Exposure Modes, Autofocus (AF) system and its application / tuning for Birds in Flight / Action photography.

Detailed discussion will be provided for all modern Canon EOS bodies up to the 65-point AF system. Please see the session's contents / learning areas below.


Exclusive Ongoing Birds in Flight Photography Support
Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
Any registered delegate who attends the Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town is welcome to join the Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town Support Group for uploading / discussing photos, learn more, get online support and / or shoot with me at Woodbridge Island (after the original workshop practicals). 

More information will be provided during the registration / payment process.

Further no-cost fine tuning is available after the initial workshop practicals at Woodbridge Island. 

Detailed notes and other relevant information resources will be provided during / after the workshop.


Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Practise at Woodbridge Island
Practical / walk-around shooting session for attendees of both Session 1 and Session 2. This is an opportunity to experiment with the various exposure settings, AF system configurations and capturing / composition techniques with the various birds species around Woodbridge Island. Guidance will be on hand for fine-tuning of exposure settings and AF system configurations.

What do you need to bring? DSLR Camera, telephoto or zoom lens & your own memory cards.

Recommended lens focal length: 300mm ie: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS (STM) or EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6(L) IS USM lens (or any 3rd party lens of similar focal length).


Birds in Flight image samples with a 70-300mm variable aperture Zoom Lens

Contact Me if you need more information about your DSLR body and lens pairing.

Each delegate will receive a folder with all workshop information and other useful resources.

Private Training / Workshop Learning Areas

  • BIF Fundamentals / Considerations 
  • Canon EOS Bodies / Lenses for BIF 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Exposure Settings 
  • Continuous shooting / AI Servo Modes 
  • Canon AF Systems (9-point to 65-point) 
  • Advanced AF System tuning (AF Configuration / Area Selection Modes) 
  • Advanced body / lens focus tuning / techniques / recommendations

All EOS body owners (or future EOS owners) are welcome to attend. Please note that the in-depth discussion / tuning around AF systems will primarily be focused around the following AF systems with specific emphasis from the 19-point AF system EOS bodies which offers more advanced case and zone configurations:

  • 9-point AF System (EOS 500D / 550D / 600D / 650D / 700D / 60D / 5D / 5D Mark II) 
  • 11-point AF System (EOS 6D) 
  • 19-point AF System (EOS 750D / 760D / 70D / 7D)
  • 45-point AF System (EOS 80D)
  • 45-point AF System (EOS 1D / 1D Mark II / 1D Mark III / 1D Mark IV / Older 1D's) 
  • 61-point AF System (EOS 5D Mark III / EOS 5D Mark IV / EOS 5Ds / EOS 5Ds R / EOS-1D X (II) ) 
  • 65-point AF System (EOS 7D Mark II)

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Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town


Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Skills Development Training 2017 Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Skills Development Training 2017 Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape town
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Skills Development Training 2017 Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
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Landscape / Long Exposure Training Cape Town

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town - February 2017

Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Milnerton / Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers facilitate beginner / intermediate level Landscape / Seascape / Long Exposure Private Training / Workshops in Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island, Cape town - with guided sunrise and sunset shooting sessions. Canon EOS bodies.

Cost: R850 per delegate (25% discount if you've attended any of my previous workshops).

Session 1 :  Fundamentals / Settings / Technique
Session 2 :  Bore Sunset (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)
Session 3 :  Before Sunrise (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)

Session 4 :  Before Sunset (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)

Delegates are welcome to attend the Sunrise and / or Sunset Sessions.

25% discount for delegates who made any previous booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers Website

Workshop Cost: R850-00 per delegate for up to four sessions

Membership to the Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town Support Group

Workshop Objective / Training Level
For assisting the developing photographer with the understanding and application of intermediate to advanced landscape / long exposure settings and techniques.

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town
Milnerton Beach : Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Lens
For APS-C (Crop) and Full Frames DSLR bodies / lenses

The Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop will start off Saturday morning with a theory session at Intaka Island (exposure / focus settings with reference to APS-C and Full Frame bodies) and then three practical sessions at Woodbridge Island / Milnerton Beach: a sunset session (Saturday evening) and again at sunrise and / or sunset session on Sunday. Delegates are welcome to attend all three practical sessions.


Workshop Contents / Learning Areas
  • Introduction 
  • Camera Bodies / Lenses 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Exposure / Focus Settings 
  • Long Exposure Techniques
  • Tripods / Remote Releases
  • Filters Overview / Application 
  • Composition Guidelines
  • Practical Sessions (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)

Canon DSLR Camera Body / Lens Requirements
Any Canon EOS DSLR camera body with an ultra-wide / wide angle lens in ie. 10-18 / 18-55 / 18-135mm focal length APS-C format or Full Frame ie.16-35 / 24-70 / 24-105mm focal length will be suitable. Feel free to contact me if you're not sure.

Tripod
A sturdy tripod will be mandatory for the low light / long exposure sessions.

Costing: R850-00 per delegate for all four sessions

Contact Vernon Chalmers for more information

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Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town Canon EOS 6D
Woodbridge Island - Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Lens

V&A Waterfront Sunrise - Canon EOS 700D / 18-135mm Lens
V&A Waterfront Sunrise - Canon EOS 700D / 18-135mm Lens

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town - October 2016
Sea Point Sunset - Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Lens 

Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Lagoon (Canon EOS 6D)
Table Mountain Before Sunrise - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 6D)

Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Lagoon (Canon EOS 6D)

Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 700D)
Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 700D)

The Wooden Bridge  Woodbridge Island After Sunset (Canon EOS 6D)
The Wooden Bridge  Woodbridge Island After Sunset (Canon EOS 6D)

Vernon Chalmers Photography Training / Workshops Cape Town
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  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Private Training Cape Town

Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Private Training Cape Town
Fireworks: V&A Waterfront Cape Town  -  Canon EOS 6D

Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Training and Tutoring Sessions Milnerton Cape Town 


Facilitator: Vernon Chalmers


Costing: R450 per three hour session  - with two recommended three to four hour sessions at R850 during the week (Mon - Fri).  Contact Me for Saturday and Sunday session rates.

Free Online Support
Online support will be provided via email / Facebook messaging if / when required.

For DSLR, Mirrorless and Compact Camera Photographers

Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing training is recommended for DSLR and compact camera photographers who is keen to learn and understand the required digital workflow / post-processing techniques for taking their photography and image management to the next level.  

Lightroom Post-Processing Learning Areas

  • Digital Workflow Process / Requirements / Challenges
  • Overview of JPEG vs RAW Capturing / Post-Processing
  • RAW file management in Lightroom
  • Adobe Lightroom 5 / 6 / CC Modules
  • Emphasis on the Development Module 
  • File Management / Cropping / Exporting / Printing
  • Social Media Publishing

Digital Workflow & Lightroom Post-Processing Cape Town Support Facebook Group

Contact me should you be interested in attending private Adobe Lightroom training / tutoring.

Vernon Chalmers Photography Training / Workshops Cape Town

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  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Training / Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Training / Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Training / Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Training / Workshop Cape Town More

Macro & Close-Up Photography Training / Workshop Cape Town

Macro & Close-Up Photography Private Training / Workshop Cape Town

Workshop Cost: R850-00 per delegate (Min 25% For Any Returning Delegate) 

Macro / Close-Up Photography Private Training / Workshop Milnerton, Cape Town


Vernon Chalmers facilitates Macro / Close-Up Photography Private Training / Workshop in Milnerton, Cape Town
.

This will be an opportunity for new photographers / experienced photographers with Macro lenses to learn more about macro / close-up photography, exposure settings, techniques and various accessories (close-up filters / extension tubes / flash / reverse rings).

You do not have to own a macro lens
to attend this workshop - we will demonstrate various cost-effective ways to capture macro and / or close-up shots (even with your current DSLR and non-macro lens or Bridge point and shoot camera). Assistance will be provided for purchasing any future macro lenses / macro flash or macro / close-up accessories.

Cost
: R850-00 per delegate - Two four sessions


25% discount for delegates who made any previous booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers Website.

Workshop Objective / Training Level
For assisting the developing photographer with the understanding and application of introductory to intermediate macro  / close-up photography accessories  / exposure settings / photography techniques. 

Integrated Hands-On Learning Approach

The workshop will have an integrated hands-on learning approach throughout all sessions (with your own gear and / or by using our own Macro / Close-Up accessories).

Workshop Contents / Learning Areas
  • Introduction 
  • Macro / Close-Up Subjects 
  • Cameras / Lenses / Accessories 
  • Exposure / Focus Settings
  • Macro / Close-Up Techniques
  • Adding Light / Macro Lighting
  • Macro Focus Stacking / Processing 
  • Composition Guidelines
  • Various Assignments / Practicals

Join the Macro / Close-Up Photography Cape Town Facebook Group>>

All Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop promotions, bookings, competitions and logistics are facilitated by Vernon Chalmers.

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Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Inside a flower: Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/5.6 ISO 400 (Speedlite)

Nikon D7100 / Nikon 18-200mm Lens f/5.3 ISO 1100 Image credit: Joseph Inns
Nikon D7100 / Nikon 18-200mm Lens f/5.3 ISO 1100 Image credit: Joseph Inns

Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Bee in flight : Canon 6D / EF 70-300mm Lens (extension tube)

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Small Flower / Water Drop : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Red Pepper Macro : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

Inside a Chocolate Bar : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

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  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

Canon Speedlite Flash Training Cape Town

Canon Speedlite Flash Workshop Overberg - January 2017
 Bounced Flash : Movement on the Catwalk
Canon Speedlite / Flash Workshop Objectives
  • Learn how to effectively setup and manage your Canon Speedlite and / or built-in pop-up flash
  • Identify different light sources and how to balance flash and ambient light
  • Master the difference between E-TTL (II) and Manual flash modes - when to use which mode and how to effectively use bounce flash / wireless off-camera flash (with compatible Canon EOS bodies - see below)

Cost per Delegate: R850-00. Two Sessions (25% discount if you've attended any of my previous workshops).

What to bring
Canon EOS DSLR body / lens and any Canon Speedlite EX E-TTL flash (or just a Canon EOS DSLR body with a built-in flash).

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Canon Speedlite / Flash Workshop Overberg - January 2017
Canon EOS 6D @ 70mm / 430 EX II (Bounced)
Photographers new to Canon Flash also welcome to attend
You don't necessarily have to own a Canon Speedlite flash for attending this workshop. Many of the flash technologies in Canon Speedlite flashes are also embedded in the pop-up / built-in flash on any APS-C Canon EOS DSLR (i.e. E-TTL / Manual Modes / Flash Exposure).

The pop-up / built-in flash settings are accessible and controlled via the flash control settings in the red menu section of most of the latest Canon EOS DSLR bodies.

The understanding and management of Canon flash properties are the same and the workshop will provide a good opportunity for new photographers to learn how to apply ETT-L (II) / Manual Modes for application in low light photography and / or other (indoor / outdoor) creative exposures.

Canon Speedlite flash provides various on and off-camera opportunities for improving / manipulating light(ing) conditions, but the fundamental flash and ambient light principles are the same.


Canon Speedlite Workshop / Private Training Learning Areas

Session 1 
  • Introduction to Flash Photography 
  • Canon Flash / Canon Speedlites
  • Light(ing) Considerations 
  • Camera Exposure Settings 
  • On-camera / Speedlite Settings 
  • Balancing Flash and Ambient Light
  • Guidance / Demonstrations (during presentation) 

Session 2 
  • Flash Exposure Modes (E-TTL / Manual)
  • Flash Exposure Settings / Control
  • When to use High Speed Sync (HSS) Flash 
  • Using Speedlites with Modifiers
  • Off-Camera / Wireless (Master / Slave) Flash 
  • Macro Ring Lite Flash
  • Guidance / Demonstrations (during presentation) 

Canon Speedlites referenced during the workshop

  • Canon Speedlite 90EX
  • Canon Speedlite 270EX (II)
  • Canon Speedlite 320 EX 
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX (II) 
  • Canon Speedlite 580EX (II)
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX (II)
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT
  • Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT (II)
  • Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II
  • Canon Macro Ring Lite MT-24EX

Compatible Canon EOS Bodies for Wireless Flash Control*

  • Canon EOS 600D 
  • Canon EOS 650D / EOS 700D 
  • Canon EOS 750D / EOS 760D 
  • Canon EOS 60D / EOS 70D 
  • Canon EOS 80D 
  • Canon EOS 7D 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II 
* Canon Full Frame bodies does not have built-in pop-up flash units and therefore requires an external flash / wireless transmitter with built-in wireless (master) control i.e Canon Speedlite 580EX II or Canon Speedlite Wireless Transmitter ST-E2.

Contact Me for more information

Canon Speedlite Flash Examples (with Canon EOS 6D / EOS 70D)

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Canon EOS 6D / 100mm Macro Lens / 430 EX II Speedlite Flash (Bounced)

Canon Speedlite Flash Workshop Overberg - January 2017
Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens / 430EX II Speedlite Flash with Diffuser

Canon Speedlite Flash Workshop Overberg - January 2017
 Canon EOS 70D / 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens with 430 EX II Speedlite Flash

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  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More