Photography Workshop

61LjTYo2ECL._SL1200_Last week I led a photography workshop for my team at work.  The aim was to help them become familiar with our team-owned SLR camera and give them basics to capture better images-with the SLR, or any camera really.  The training document that I created is here.
Today I want to share with you some of the props, homemade accessories and teaching aids I assembled for the workshop in case you might want to incorporate them into yours.

First, here’s a teaching aid I created using two household sponges.  I thought it would be a good visualization of the grain you might expect at those ISO settings and to show the concept of how fast light would be absorbed, relating it to water absorption.

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I borrowed some coffee cups from the team kitchen so everyone could practice adjusting depth of field.

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Have a ladder nearby reminded me to tell them about trying out different angles-high and low and how that brings new perspective to photos.

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Having some props to play with also helps make the workshop fun.

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Finally, I’m not afraid to show how to create homemade photo accessories like this light reflector, made from cardboard and aluminum foil.

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Have you ever led a photography workshop?  What are your tips to add?

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