Pier 14

Pier 14

Pier 14

Ferry Building

Pier 39

Pier 39

Pier 39

Baker Beach

Baker Beach

Baker Beach

Baker Beach

Street View from Photosprouts' Classroom

Fundamental Photography Workshop

(Beginner 102, Leica Equipment Provided)



  • Equipment provided during class: Leica Q Camera

  • Cameras from other brands is also provided to compare

  • One-on-one coaching

  • For fresh or semi beginners


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

  • Practical exercises in between each photography concept

  • Compositional tips that allow you to take great photos under any conditions

  • A field trip is included

Leica vs other cameras



Photos are blurry and out of focus

Photos are sharp, the subject is in-focus

Used auto mode; photos are too dark or too bright

Use manual mode, photos are creatively exposed

Not able to use light to flatter the subject

Observe the light before you shoot. Use light to flatter your subject

Photos have too much distractions, lack of focus

Photos are well framed and creative

Constrained by conditions

Changing perspectives; being able to create shallow depth of field

Image is constrained by the situation

Creating awesome images using great compositional tips, under any condition (even still on the same messy desk on the left)

Wrong white balance; confused by different white balance names

Taking control over the color tone of the photo by just remembering one single formula

Perfect for "Semi-Beginners" who

are already shooting in auto, program or semi-auto modes

want to "connect the dots" and make sense of the manual mode.

want to take control in your life and become professional photographers (and make money)

Available Dates

For This AWESOME One-Day Workshop

JULY 2018

1st Sun FULL or

14th Sat or

21st Sat or

29th Sun

*If you are a FRESH Beginner who has never used a camera before, please take the prerequisite course, Beginner 101. You can save $30 if you sign up for the Beginner 101 and Fundamental Photography Workshops together! Use Discount Code "BUNDLED" when you checkout.*

*You are welcome to bring your own camera: it will be so much easier to start with our equipment and learn all the basic settings that are applicable to other camera brands. Then you'll become very proficient in using your own camera by dialing the exact same settings when it comes to the practical classwork session.*

Quick Facts

Equipment provided: Canon T5 DSLR body + 2 lenses + 1 SD card (take home)

Workshop time:

10am - 4:30pm

Shooting in Manual Mode;

White Balance;

Finding Good Lighting;

Location Assessment;

Creative Photo Compositions;

Correcting any problems in the photo by fixing the exact setting

Classroom session (morning) in San Francisco Financial District 

(535 Mission St, 14th Fl, San Francisco)

Afternoon Field Trip: Pier 14 (Bay Bridge), Ferry Building and Pier 39

Tuition fee:

$275/head (one person)

$260/head (you+one friend)

$250/head (you+2 friends)

*Group purchase prices only apply when both you & your friends are signing up for the same class

Click here for detailed description

What courses will you be able to take after this workshop?




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