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Learn Your Camera Workshop Central Otago

17 & 18 August 2024

Bannockburn, Central Otago

Learn Your Camera Workshop Central Otago

17 & 18 August 2024

Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 9am-4pm

Bannockburn, Central Otago

With pro photographer, Celia Walmsley, Stagebox Photography

This workshop is about

Understanding all those buttons on your good camera so you can go from grabbing lucky shots in auto mode to creating stunning, eye catching and even artistic images.  


Who it is For


Have a good camera that you're not using

Have a camera that's still in Auto because all those buttons are too confusing

Are still using your phone rather than your good camera because you don't know how to use your camera

Are a beginner or intermediate photography enthusiast 

Spent a lot of money on a good camera that is now sitting on the shelf doing nothing because you don't know how to use it

Own a camera with manual controls, DSLR or mirrorless camera and want to learn how to use your camera to make stunning images

(NB: This workshop is not about taking photos with cell phone cameras or cameras without any manual controls)

Workshop Investment

$295 per person

(Yes Student Discount Available)
Small group learning so book early

What We Cover

WHAT WE COVER - Day 1 Level 1 

  • The key buttons & menus on your camera
  • Semi auto controls on your camera
  • Light & lighting - what photography is all about
  • ISO settings - working out how much light you need
  • Aperture Priority settings - most useful setting on your camera
  • How to get one subject in focus or everything in focus - using Depth of field - deciding what the story is about 
  • How to create blurred backgrounds
  • Tricks for when you're in a hurry and need to get the photo quick! 
  • Time Priority settings - 2nd most useful setting
  • How to freeze action & create blurred movement 
  • Practical hands-on exercises 
  • Getting pin-sharp focus
  • Composition & rule of thirds
  • Analysing photographs to understand light and controls used

WHAT WE COVER Day 2 - Level 2 

  • Manual settings
  • Taking full control of your camera
  • Tips for to create stunning photos in different genre using manual settings e.g. portrait, landscape, sport, movement, family, events, indoors, night sky, street, flora & fauna
  • Focus and focal points - getting pin-sharp focus
  • Lenses - what to use & when

What you'll achieve

By the end of the workshop you’ll:

Know what the buttons and menus do on your camera do (bye bye auto)

Understand all those confusing camera terms such as aperture, ISO, shutter, depth of field

Truly understand the magical world of exposure (without being bamboozled with science and jargon)

Focus like a pro to get pin sharp photos

Understand light and composition and what makes an image stand out from the rest

Create brag worthy images to impress your friends, family and followers

Become a real photographer. After all Everyone’s a Photographer Until Manual!

So what are you waiting for?  Grab yourself a spot and let’s get that camera humming!

Cost: $295 per person
17 & 18 August 2024
Bannockburn, Central Otago
Time: Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 9am-4pm

Register Now for
this Workshop

And start your journey to glorious images

What You'll Receive

Full-2 day weekend workshop
Comprehensive workbook
Practical challenging exercises
Experienced tuition from professional photographer, Celia Walmsley, Stagebox Photography
Learning in a small group (usually 8-10 people)
Personal attention
Loads of fun and laughs

"Definitely take the opportunity! I learnt so much about my own camera and what makes a good picture.
It’s the type of workshop that’s good for any age person”

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