Today I was on a workshop mission for a Hamburg based on-line editor who has to operate all the German internet communication of a worldwide charitable organisation. She is a journalist by profession, keen on using words but in the field of photography she admitted that there is still room for further gains. Or as her uncharming french photography teacher at the university used to say: “You have got a bend in your pupil.” Since the internet is quite a visual media product, photography is important and she needed a photography fresh-up.
After picking her up at Berlin Main Station we went to a tiny breakfast restaurant and talked about all the theoretical stuff. She could refresh her knowledge and also learned a lot of new things on digital photography for public relations. Later we went outside to do practical exercises on all the topics discussed before:
- using camera equipment efficiently
- understanding the exposure triangle (aperture, exposure time, ISO)
- switching quickly between normal light, dark conditions and speedy subjects
- composing images using depth of field, focal length and golden ratio
Until to the late afernoon we did a photo walk of about 9 kilometres through the city of Berlin. I demonstrated with my camera how different settings work for specific photo intentions and soon she managed quite well to work through the different tasks with her own camera equipment.
Sabine, good luck for your further work. I’ll be watching you 🙂
As a byproduct I took a few images of Berlin, that usually only tourists take.