Beginner 102 & 103 Photography Workshops

Equipment Provided

BEGINNER

San Francisco (this page)Palo Alto

  • Mastering the Manual Mode of any DSLRs by dialing only 5 settings.

  • Knowing exactly how to correct the problems in your pictures by fixing a few settings.

  • Breaking down complex theories into small units, and consolidating them progressively​.

  • Lots of outdoor photoshoot opportunities.

  • Beginner 102:

    • Saturday morning 9:30am-1:30pm

    • Area of focus: ISO, Aperture, Focal Lengths and more

    • Application: Landscape, Portrait, Still-life Photography

  • Beginner 103:

    • Saturday afternoon 2:30pm-6:30pm

    • Area of focus: Shutter Speed, White Balance, ND/ GND filters and more 

    • Application: Street, Action and Water Photography; Light Painting

  • Small class size: maximum 5 attendees in a class (Starting in April the maximum will be 6).

  • Equipment provided during class, including two type of lenses that allow beginners to understand focal lengths and perspectives. ND & GND Filters are also provided.

  • Learning to use your own equipment if you already have one

  • Prerequisite: Beginner 101 Mini Workshop, or proficiency in the semi-auto modes (Av, Tv and P modes; full auto mode doesn't count)

  • This class is for adults only (18+)

  • This class will not be rescheduled due to rainy weather as there are sheltered areas in the outdoor field trip locations 

Imagine attending a photography class that has 10 students and each bringing a different camera. The instructor will be busy helping each student figure out the settings, and time will be wasted. In Photosprouts, this will never happen as everyone is learning with a unified set of equipment, and the settings are transferable to other cameras once you understand the basics. Your time is maximized in building photography knowledge.

Quick Facts - Beginner 102

Equipment provided:

  • Canon T6

  • 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens

  • 75-300m F4-5.6 lens

Area of focus:

  • Focal points

  • Aperture & Depth of field

  • Focal lengths & lenses

  • ISO

  • Crop factors

  • Lighting & compositions

Classroom session: 

535 Mission Street, San Francisco

Application & Field trip:

Portrait, Still life & Landscape Photography @

  • Pier 14

  • Ferry Building

Time:

  • Saturdays

  • 9:30am-1:30pm

Tuition: $200

Quick Facts - Beginner 103

Equipment provided:

  • Canon T6

  • 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens

  • 75-300m F4-5.6 lens

  • ND and GND filters

Area of focus:

  • Shutter speed

  • ND & GND filters 

  • White balance

  • Light painting

  • More on compositions

  • Wrapping up

Classroom session: 

535 Mission Street, San Francisco 

Application & Field trip: Street, Action and Water and Photography @

  • Yerba Buena Park

  • SF MOMA Public Area

Time:

  • Saturdays

  • 2:30pm-6:30pm

Tuition: $200

BUNDLED DISCOUNTS

  • $100 off if you sign up for Beginner 101, 102 and 103 at the same time (use the code "BUNDLED123")

  • $60 off if you sign up for Beginner 102 and 103 at the same time (use the code "BUNDLED23")

  • No discount for other Beginner's Workshops combinations

 

FAQ

Should I sign up for the Beginner 101 Workshop?

If you have no photography background, or are shooting in the Auto Mode, please take the prerequisite course, Beginner 101 Workshop. Even you are already shooting in the semi-auto modes, we still encourage you to sign up for the Beginner 101 Workshop to build up a solid foundation in photography.*

Do I get a discount if I sign up for the Beginner 101, 102 and 103 together?

Yes! You can save $100 if you sign up for the 3 Beginners' Workshops together. Use Discount Code "BUNDLED123" when you checkout.

Do I get a discount if I just sign up for the Beginner 102 and 103?

Yes! You can save $60 if you sign up for Beginner 102 & 103 Workshops together. Use Discount Code "BUNDLED23" when you checkout.

Why should I sign up for the 3 Beginners' Workshops?

Beginner 101, 102 and 103 Workshops are designed to help attendees build a solid foundation in photography, each of them have a different focus. By completing the 3 Workshops, attendees should be able to shoot confidently in the manual mode with great awareness of lighting. Most importantly, attendees will be introduced to various types of photography through hands-on practice: Landscape, Portrait, Action, Still-life, Street, Water (long exposure) and Light Painting. Accessories for Water Photography such as ND and GND filters will be provided in Beginner 103.

Can I use my own equipment?

Attendees are welcome to bring their own equipment, because it is also our goal to help them use their own equipment (if there's any) eventually.

We need everyone to start with the equipment that we provide, so the whole class can move at the same pace. At the same time, it is also easier to understand the basics with our equipment, and the settings are effortlessly transferable to other cameras once they grasp the concepts. Attendees can use their own equipment in the 2nd half of the workshop with the help of the instructor, and they will be amazed at how fast they pick up the settings.

Available Dates in

 

San Francisco

(Limited to 5 attendees per session)

Beginner 102 -- 9:30am-1:30pm

 

March 2020

Mar 14th (Sat) 1 spot left

Mar 21st (Sat)

Mar 28th (Sat)

April 2020 Classes Canceled due to COVID-19

May Classes: TBA

Beginner 103 -- 2:30am-6:30pm

March 2020

Mar 14th (Sat) 1 spot left

Mar 21st (Sat)

 

Mar 28th (Sat)

April Classes Canceled due to COVID-19

Stay healthy and see you in May!

Real Life Photoshoot Experience

Start to Control the Look of Your Photos in the Manual Mode Through...

Landscape Photography (Beginner 102)

  • Composition

  • Focal Length & How It Affects Perspectives

  • Fun shots with a crystal ball

  • Wide & Telephoto Lenses

  • Deep Depth of Field

  • Color Tone

Short focal length (wide)

Cool White Balance

Warm White Balance

Portrait Photography (Beginner 102)

(attendees will be taking photos of each other)

  • Composition

  • Focal Lengths & Choice of Lenses

  • Shallow Depth of Field

  • Lighting

  • Shooting in the manual mode is a must for the In-depth Level Portrait Lighting & Posing I, II and III Workshops

Still-life Photography (Beginner 102)

  • Composition

  • Shallow Depth of Field

  • Lighting

  • Subjects Arrangement & Perspectives

Street and Action Photography (Beginner 103)

  • Composition

  • Depth of Field

  • Shutter Speed

  • Lighting

  • Shooting in the manual mode is a must for the In-depth Level Street Photography Workshop

Water Photography (Beginner 103)

  • Shutter Speed

  • ND & GND Filters

  • Preparing yourself for the In-depth Level, Long-exposure Landscape Photography Workshop

Fast Shutter Speed

Long Shutter Speed

ND Filter Added (provided during class)

No ND Filter Added

Light Painting (Beginner 103)

  • Shutter speed

  • Bulb mode and using a "remote shutter release cable" (provided during class)

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