20 June 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 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
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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 EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photo Gallery
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photo Gallery

Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town

Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Cape Town
Advanced Canon Autofocus Workshop Cape Town
Over the last two years I have facilitated a number of Birds in Flight / Action Photography workshops in Milnerton / Woodbridge Island, Cape Town.


Most of my previous workshops stopped short of providing hands-on opportunities (for individual delegates) for fine-tuning and testing specific AF / AI Servo configurations and lens-specific adjustments (via the EOS AF Microadjustment function embedded in most Canon EOS enthusiast and professional bodies).

Autofocus / AI Servo Cape Town Workshop Objective
To provide Canon enthusiast / professional photographers with a hands-on learning and configuration experience through-out the full duration of the theory / settings session covering the current Canon 61-Point and 65-Point AF Systems - with enough shooting opportunity via three separate practical shooting sessions.


Advanced Canon EOS Autofocus (AF) Workshop Intaka Island Cape Town
This hands-on Canon EOS AF / IA Servo Master Class Cape Town will be facilitated to both enthusiast and professional Canon EOS photographers for configuring and tweaking a variety of AF / AI Servo settings for the best possible AF accuracy and tracking performance (for a variety of action photography applications and genres).

Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town
Panning at Killarney Motorcycle Racing
The workshop will be facilitated from a Birds in Flight / Action Photography perspective, but will cover most types of Action Photography genres including discussing panning techniques for motor / motor cycle racing.

This advanced Autofocus workshop will predominantly cover the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the EOS Full Frame 61-Point advanced AF Systems, but photographers with Canon EOS 70D / EOS 80D bodies are welcome to contact me for discussing attendance options.

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Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town Booking Detail

Dates:         
23 / 24 / 30 September / 1 October 2017 (please see detail on all sessions)


Venues:      Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island 

Cost:          R1 250-00 per delegate (25% discount on any returning delegate)

Catering:   Coffee / Tea, refreshments and lunch will be provided during Session 1 (Intaka Island).

Support:
   Ongoing consulting / online support up to December 2018.


Canon EOS / AF Reference Material
Each delegate will receive detailed notes and DVD disk with all up-to-date Canon EOS body reference material, User guides / AF guides and Lens Micro Adjustment guide.


RSVP / Booking Form>>

Workshop Dates / Venues:
Session 1:  23 September 2017 at Intaka Island 08:00 - 17:00
Session 2:  24 September 2017 at Woodbridge Island 07:00 - 11:00
Session 3:  30 September 2017 at Woodbridge Island 07:00 - 11:00
Session 4:  01 October 2017 at Woodbridge Island 07:00 - 11:00     

Session 1: Workshop Application / Learning Areas
  • Exposure settings for Action Photography
  • Telephoto / Super Telephoto Lenses (Prime / Zoom)
  • Tele-converters (Mainly Canon EF 1.4x / 2x)
  • Memory cards (all current options: CF / SD / CFast)
  • 61-Point AF Systems (EOS Full Frame)
  • 65-Point AF System (EOS 7D Mark II)
  • AI Servo Focus Areas / Zones
  • AF Cases and detailed fine-tuning of Case parameters
  • Lens Micro Adjustment (with hands-on demonstrations)
  • Post-Processing techniques / assistance Lightroom 5 / 6 (Birds in Flight)

Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town
Canon 65-Point AF System / AF tracking in action
Sessions 2 - 4: Practical Shooting Sessions
The workshop will include three practical shooting sessions at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town for practice and further tweaking of AF / AI Servo settings. Attend one, two or all three sessions.

Latest Canon 61-Point Autofocus System
This Master Class workshop will also include the enhanced 61-Point AF System of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

Canon EOS bodies (AF Systems) to be covered:
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS-1D X
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town
Motorcycle Racing Killarney- Canon EOS 70D
Photographers with Canon EOS 70D / EOS 80D bodies
Please
Contact Me for more information for discussing the suitability of this workshop for your current / future Canon EOS / Autofocus requirements.

Canon EOS 7D Mark III Specifications / Release Date
During the September 2017  Canon Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town I will also be discussing my recently published Canon EOS 7D Mark III Wish List, expected  AF System, specifications  and possible / rumored release date. 


Contact Me should you require any additional information about this advanced Canon EOS AF / AI Servo Workshop Cape Town.


RSVP / Booking Form>>

* More information on the Kingfisher Image: Testimony of the Modern AF System

* More information on the Motorcycle Images: Killarney Motor Racing Cape Town

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Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town
Fast Flying Dove  :  Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens  :  Woodbridge Island Cape Town

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photo Gallery

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town on Instagram
Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town on Instagram
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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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Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery

Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Gallery

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens - Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town

New Workshop: 
Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Gallery Woodbridge Island / Cape Town (80+ images)
A gallery of various birds In flight samples captured with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 USM lens shooting at 10 frames per second (and various AF Cases - as configurations of the advanced 65-Point AF System) at Woodbridge Island Cape Town.

Note: Fast shutter speeds / panning handheld in Manual Mode. All images processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 / 6 CC. Converted from RAW to JPG. Lens profile correction. Minor colour correction. Cropping.



Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Fog / Higher ISO Performance
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II paired with the 400mm f/5.6L USM lens performs best in good light (up to ISO 1200) but, I am satisfied with most images up to ISO 3200 (in fog / low light conditions).

Impressions / Testing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Cape Town

My original thoughts after testing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II before replacing one of my Canon EOS 70D's with a new Canon EOS 7D Mark II as my main birds in flight / action photography body. 

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens First Impressions Article

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Auto-ISO for Birds in Flight Photography

All images in the below gallery were captured using the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's Auto-ISO function. During the EOS 7D Mark II's 2014 launch the Canon EOS 7D Mark II was documented by Rudy Winston from Canon USA as Canon's most advanced Auto- ISO at the time (on any EOS body, including the Canon EOS-1D X).

The Auto-ISO range for most of the images are between ISO 320 - 1600. In our good light in Cape Town I'm more than satisfied with using the Auto-ISO setting at all times (for action photography) - the noise I do get is easily addressed in Adobe Lightroom.


Birds in Flight Photography Training Cape Town / Canon EOS DSLR Training
I offer a variety of Birds in Flight workshops and private tutoring in Cape Town. For my Photography Workshops Cape Town go Here and for private tutoring / skills development go Here or Contact Me for more information. 

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens - Photo / Sample Gallery Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

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Equipment (Birds In Flight / Action Photography)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body 
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens 
  • Lexar Professional CompactFlash UDMA 7 32GB 
  • Sandisk Extreme Plus SDHC™ UHS-I Card 95MB/s 32G

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Manual Mode Settings*

  • Shutter speed: 1/2000 - 1/5000s 
  • Aperture: f/5.6 - f/6.3 
  • Focal length 400mm 
  • Auto-ISO 400-3200 
  • AF Mode: Zone / Wide Zone 
  • AF Cases (1 / 2 / 6) 
  • AI Servo / 10 fps multi-shot
  • Handheld 

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Settings
  • Autofocus On
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Focal Length 400mm
Birds in Flight Photography: Post-Processing
  • Adobe Lightroom 5.7: Slight colour / lens profile correction
  • Adobe Lightroom 6: Slight colour / lens profile correction
  • RAW to JPEG conversion

*These are my primary go-to settings for Bird in Flight Photography around Woodbridge Island. Matter of fact, I don't change the settings much for perched birds or most other interesting stationary subjects. From time-to-time I may change to Av mode.

All Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens images © Vernon Chalmers 2015 - 2016


Birds In Flight Photography Cape Town with Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / AI Servo Case Menu

Birds In Flight Photography with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens
Egyptian Goose in Flight / Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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


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