Tobias – Intensive Course For Beginners2017-01-03T22:07:49+00:00

Intensive Photography Course for Beginners

Master your camera’s settings and go from taking snaps on Auto to creating artful photographs with this intensive one-day course for beginners!

Course Summary

Own a camera, but feel overwhelmed by how it works? Want to take stunning photography, but find yourself disappointed with dull, lifeless snaps instead? We recommend this intensive one-day course. After 7 hands-on hours with our passionate, friendly instructors, you’ll be one step closer to taking those pro-quality photos you’ve always wanted.

After the course, you’ll have mastered…

  • The basics of your camera settings and features – all taught in simple, easy-to-understand terms
  • How to effectively use different lenses and equipment – and why
  • Composing striking photographs – from awe-inspiring landscapes to dreamy portraits
  • Creating photos that are sharp, colourful, and beautifully composed that you’d be proud to show off
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Before & After

Learn how to take amazing photos in 7 hours

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The Intensive Beginners Course will equip you with the most important skills needed to create high-quality photography. During the first 4 hours, you’ll learn key photographic concepts and techniques (exposure triangle, composition, shooting modes, focus, and more). You’ll only learn information that will help you improve your photography – nothing less, nothing more!

  • Camera features – how to use ISO, aperture, shutter speed, shooting modes, flash and focus
  • Basic exposure – master exposure no matter your environment – using ISO, shutter speed and aperture
  • Creative techniques – using aperture to artistically change depth-of-field (e.g. blurry backgrounds in portraits), shutter speed to blur or freeze motion (e.g. light trails or insects mid-flight), and more
  • Composing a scene – from rule-of-thirds to posing photography subjects, learn the essential skills and creative theories to ‘level up’ your photography
  • Lenses and gear – what lenses are right for you? You’ll learn the fundamentals to help you choose and effectively use your gear depending on your goals
  • Common mistakes – are your photos poorly exposed? Blurry? Maybe they’re just unexciting? We’ll help you critically examine your photography to keep you improving for years after the course

After a well-earned lunch break, we’ll take to the streets of Geneva for 3 hours to put your newfound knowledge into practice. Take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful, bustling city. Seek out the people, buildings and details that you think would make a great photo. Feel stuck or overwhelmed? Relax – our approachable instructors will be by your side.

Course key facts
Course level 1
Foundation
Beginner
Group size
7 students
Optimal attention
Duration
7 hours
10:30h-18h
Price
240 CHF
Training, materials & snacks

What do you need to bring?

  • Your camera: DSLR or mirrorless or superzoom
  • No camera? No problem. Inform us in advance, and you can use a Nikon D5500 during the course for free.
  • A positive attitude and passion for visual arts 🙂

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Course Schedule and Registration

DATE DAY TIME CITY COURSE LANG. PRICE
7 Oct Sun 11:00 - 18:00 LS Cours Intensif Débutants - 7 octobre Français 290 (CHF) Sign Up
13 Oct Sat 10:00 - 17:00 LS Intensive Beginners Photography - October 13 English 290 (CHF) Sign Up
20 Oct Sat 9:00 - 16:00 GE Cours Intensif Débutants - 20 Octobre Français 290 (CHF) Sign Up
27 Oct Sat 11:00 - 18:00 GE Intensive Beginners Photography - October 27 English 290 (CHF) Sign Up
4 Nov Sun 10:00 - 17:00 LS Cours Intensif Débutants - 4 novembre Français 290 (CHF) Sign Up
18 Nov Sun 10:00 - 17:00 GE Cours Intensif Débutants - 18 Novembre Français 290 (CHF) Sign Up
24 Nov Sat 10:00 - 17:00 LS Intensive Beginners Photography - November 24 English 290 (CHF) Sign Up
2 Dec Sun 10:00 - 17:00 GE Intensive Beginners Photography - December 2nd English 290 (CHF) Sign Up
15 Dec Sat 9:00 - 16:00 GE Cours Intensif Débutants - 15 Décembre Français 290 (CHF) Sign Up

DATE DAY TIME CITY COURSE LANG. PRICE
7 Oct Sun 11:00 - 18:00 LS Cours Intensif Débutants - 7 octobre Français 290 (CHF) Sign Up
13 Oct Sat 10:00 - 17:00 LS Intensive Beginners Photography - October 13 English 290 (CHF) Sign Up
20 Oct Sat 9:00 - 16:00 GE Cours Intensif Débutants - 20 Octobre Français 290 (CHF) Sign Up
27 Oct Sat 11:00 - 18:00 GE Intensive Beginners Photography - October 27 English 290 (CHF) Sign Up
4 Nov Sun 10:00 - 17:00 LS Cours Intensif Débutants - 4 novembre Français 290 (CHF) Sign Up
18 Nov Sun 10:00 - 17:00 GE Cours Intensif Débutants - 18 Novembre Français 290 (CHF) Sign Up
24 Nov Sat 10:00 - 17:00 LS Intensive Beginners Photography - November 24 English 290 (CHF) Sign Up
2 Dec Sun 10:00 - 17:00 GE Intensive Beginners Photography - December 2nd English 290 (CHF) Sign Up
15 Dec Sat 9:00 - 16:00 GE Cours Intensif Débutants - 15 Décembre Français 290 (CHF) Sign Up
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