SY131: Creative Photography: Light & Exposure

  • 13 May 2021
  • 27 May 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • 13 May 2021, 9:30 AM 1:30 PM (CEST)
  • 20 May 2021, 9:30 AM 1:30 PM (CEST)
  • 27 May 2021, 9:30 AM 1:30 PM (CEST)
  • Paris - Outdoors: Course location will be communicated 24hrs before the start date
  • 5


  • May 13th
  • Thursday, May 20th
  • Thursday, May 27th
  • Thursdays, May 13, 20th & 27th
  • Rate for active WICE Volunteers - Code needed. Thursdays, May 13, 20th & 27th

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Would you like to master all the parametres of your camera so your creativity will not have limits? Get away from the simple choice of shooting in automatic mode by mastering when to use the manual settings.

In this three sessions workshop, you will learn all the technique tricks that you need to finally get familiar with your camera while developping your visual creativity.

Every session will be located in a different area inside Paris so we will explore some high lights of the city along with some “out of the path” places. Location will be communicated 24h before the event.

Every class will sart with a brief, where we will have the photography lesson of the day. After the brief, we will explore the área at the same time that we will practice though photography assignments.

A final review of your images and suggestions will follow in a friendly feedback session where we will review and analize your images.

This in-depth course explores the manual mode factors of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. You'll analyze the interaction among them and learn when to apply the manual mode settings.

Students can expect to:

  • Learn about the manual mode settings and get familiar with their camera
  • Learn about exposure, ISO, aperture, shutter speeds, and how to tackle challenging light situations
  • Learn about composition, colour and black and white techniques
  • Develop their visual creativity question
  • Participate in a friendly feedback and review session of the pictures taken during the class.
  • Get hands-on experience though practical and creative assignments
  • All sanitary measures will be respected
  • Your tutor will guide you and will be with you to answer every technical question.

Course Requirements:

  • Suitable for all levels
  • Suitable for all kind of cameras that have access to Manual ISO, shutter speed, and aperture settings

About the instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán is a professional fine art photographer and photography tutor based in Paris since 2007. He graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialized in Photography and Contemporary Art. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He is also an experimented leader of photography adventure tours around the world.

He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members!

Photo credit: Juan Manuel Abellán

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
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