14 January 2017

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017

Upcoming Photography Workshops Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers and Jacques Myburgh will be facilitating various workshops at Intaka Island Century City, Cape Town and Woodbridge Island, Milnerton Cape Town during 2017.

25% Discount on Future Cape Town Workshops
Anybody who made a previous workshop booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers website during 2015 / 2016 will receive a 25% discount towards listed Photography Workshops (unless otherwise specified, but booking for the workshop will entitle delegates a 25% discount on future 2017 bookings).

Please contact me should you be interested in attending any of the listed Photography Workshops Cape Town.

Canon Camera / Introduction to Photography Training Cape Town

Private Training on all Canon DSLR's / Lenses / Speedlite Flash
From R350-00 (various sessions depending on current skill levels)

Any other workshop also available as one-on-one training sessions
More information>>

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
8 / / 9 / 11 / 12 February 2017 Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island
Cost: R650 - R850 (25 max)
Booking / More information>>

Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town
18 / 19 February 2017 Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island
Cost: R500 (25 max)
Booking / More information>>

Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town
25 February 2017 (Full Day) Intaka Island Cape Town
Cost R850 (20 max)
Booking / More Information>>

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
11 March 2017 (Full Day) Intaka Island Cape Town
Cost: R850 (20 max)
Booking / More Information>>

Canon Speedlite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town
No Confirmed Dates
Contact Me for more info>>



Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017

<<Booking>>

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island Cape Town - February 2017
Vernon Chalmers (Canon) and Jacques Myburgh (Nikon) will facilitate this popular Birds in Flight Photography Workshop at Intaka Island Century City, Cape Town 8 / 9 February 2017 with two hands-on practical sessions at Woodbridge Island on 11 / 12 February 2017.

Session 1 : 8 Feb 17:00 - 22:00 (Intaka Island)
Session 2 : 9 Feb 17:00 - 22:00 (Intaka Island)
Session 3 : 11 Feb 07:00 - 11:00 (Woodbridge Island)
Session 4 : 12 Feb 07:00 - 11:00 (Woodbridge Island)


Cost: R650 - R850 per delegate (25% discount if you've attended any of my 2016 workshops).

Equipment / Settings / AF Systems - Intaka Island
  • Wed 8 Feb 17:00 -22:00 - Intermediate (Canon / Nikon)
  • Thurs 9 Feb 17:00 - 22:00 - Advanced (Canon AF Systems)

Application / Practice - Woodbridge Island

  • Sat  11 Feb 07:00 - 11:00 (Canon / Nikon)
  • Sun 12 Feb 07:00 - 11:00 (optional / alternative day Canon / Nikon)

Attend the Intro to Intermediate and / or Advanced Sessions
The first session (intro / intermediate) will be for owners of all DSLR's for getting a good hands-on understanding of the overall exposure / camera / lens settings for Birds in Flight / Action photography.


The second (more advanced) session's focus on Canon EOS DSLR owners keen to fine-tune their Canon EOS Autofocus (AF) system settings and various other more advanced camera / lens configurations. 

Detailed notes and other relevant information resources will be provided.

All delegates are welcome to attend both sessions.

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
Session 1: Intro to Intermediate BIF / Action Photography 
Photographers interested in getting started with Birds in Flight / Action Photography (irrespective of camera brand) and / or who wants to learn more about the the various exposure / camera settings and techniques required for getting the best out of your current DSLR body / lens pairing for Birds in Flight Action photography. Any DSLR body capable of shooting in multi-shot / continuous shooting mode at 4 frames per second or higher. Please see the sessions contents / learning areas below.


Canon / Nikon Hands-on Support
There will be a dedicated Canon and Nikon support available during the workshop (Session 1: Thursday evening) and for both the Saturday and Sunday morning practical sessions.


25% discount for delegates who made any previous booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers Website


Cost: R650-00 per person attending Session 1 and Session 3 / 4.

RSVP / Booking>>     (25 Max)


Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
Session 2: Intermediate to Advanced BIF / Action Photography
Anybody with a Canon EOS DSLR who wants to get a more in-depth understanding of the Canon EOS Exposure Modes, Autofocus (AF) system and its application / tuning for Birds in Flight / Action photography. Detailed discussion will be provided for all modern Canon EOS bodies up to the 65-point AF system. Please see the session's contents / learning areas below.

Continuous assistance / support for fine-tuning specific Canon EOS body / lens combination.

25% discount for delegates who made any previous booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers Website


Cost: R850-00 per person attending Session 1, Session 2 and Session 3 / 4

RSVP / Booking>>    (25 Max)


Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
Session 3 / 4: Practical at Woodbridge Island
Practical / walk-around shooting session for attendees of both Session 1 and Session 2. This is an opportunity to experiment with the various exposure settings, AF system configurations and capturing / composition techniques with the various birds species around Woodbridge Island. Guidance will be on hand for fine-tuning of exposure settings and AF system configurations.

What do you need to bring? A DSLR Camera, telephoto or zoom lens & your own memory card.

Recommended lens focal length: 300mm ie: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS (STM) or EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6(L) IS USM lens (or any 3rd party lens of similar focal length).

Contact Me if you need more information about your DSLR body and lens pairing.

Each delegate will receive a folder with all workshop information and other useful resources.

Refreshments will be provided.

Session 1: Workshop Contents / Learning Areas

  • Introduction to BIF Photography 
  • BIF Fundamentals / Considerations 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Lenses for Birds in Flight 
  • Teleconverters / Extenders 
  • Exposure Settings / Techniques 
  • Memory Cards / Card Readers 

Session 2: Workshop Contents / Learning Areas

  • BIF Fundamentals / Considerations 
  • Canon EOS Bodies / Lenses for BIF 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Exposure Settings 
  • Continuous shooting / AI Servo Modes 
  • Canon AF Systems (9-point to 65-point) 
  • Advanced AF System tuning (AF Configuration / Area Selection Modes) 
  • Advanced body / lens focus tuning / techniques / recommendations

All EOS body owners (or future EOS owners) are welcome to attend. Please note that the in-depth discussion / tuning around AF systems will primarily be focused around the following AF systems with specific emphasis from the 19-point AF system EOS bodies which offers more advanced case and zone configurations:

  • 9-point AF System (EOS 500D / 550D / 600D / 650D / 700D / 60D / 5D / 5D Mark II) 
  • 11-point AF System (EOS 6D) 
  • 19-point AF System (EOS 750D / 760D / 70D / 7D)
  • 45-point AF System (EOS 80D)
  • 45-point AF System (EOS 1D / 1D Mark II / 1D Mark III / 1D Mark IV / Older 1D's) 
  • 61-point AF System (EOS 5D Mark III / EOS 5D Mark IV / EOS 5Ds / EOS 5Ds R / EOS-1D X (II) ) 
  • 65-point AF System (EOS 7D Mark II)

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Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Skills Development Training 2017 Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Skills Development Training 2017 Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape town
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Skills Development Training 2017 Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Workshops Woodbridge Island / Cape Town
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Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017
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  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town - February 2017

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town - February 2017

Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers and Jacques Myburgh will facilitate an intermediate level Landscape / Seascape / Long Exposure Workshop at Intaka Island, 18 February and Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island, 18-19 February, with guided sunrise and sunset shooting sessions. Canon and Nikon photographers are welcome.

Session 1
: 18 February 08:00 - 13:00 Intaka Island
Session 2 : 18 February Before Sunset (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)
Session 3 : 19 February Before Sunrise (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)

Session 4 : 19 February Before Sunset (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)

Refreshments: To be provided during the Saturday morning session.

Delegates are welcome to attend the Sunrise and / or Sunset Sessions.


25% discount for delegates who made any previous booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers Website

Workshop Cost: R500-00 per delegate for all four sessions (25 max)

Booking>>

Workshop Objective / Training Level
For assisting the developing photographer with the understanding and application of intermediate to advanced landscape / long exposure settings and techniques.

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town
Milnerton Beach : Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Lens
For APS-C (Crop) and Full Frames DSLR bodies / lenses

The Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop will start off Saturday morning with a theory session at Intaka Island (exposure / focus settings with reference to APS-C and Full Frame bodies) and then three practical sessions at Woodbridge Island / Milnerton Beach: a sunset session (Saturday evening) and again at sunrise and / or sunset session on Sunday. Delegates are welcome to attend all three practical sessions.


Workshop Contents / Learning Areas
  • Introduction 
  • Camera Bodies / Lenses 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Exposure / Focus Settings 
  • Long Exposure Techniques
  • Tripods / Remote Releases
  • Filters Overview / Application 
  • Composition Guidelines
  • Practical Sessions (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)

DSLR Camera Body / Lens Requirements
Any DSLR camera body with an ultra-wide / wide angle lens in ie. 10-18 / 18-55 / 18-135mm focal length APS-C format or Full Frame ie.16-35 / 24-70 / 24-105mm focal length will be suitable. Feel free to contact me if you're not sure.

Tripod
A sturdy tripod will be mandatory for the low light / long exposure sessions.

Canon and Nikon Support

There will be DSLR body / lens guidance and support available for Canon and Nikon shooters on Saturday morning / evening.


Contact
Vernon Chalmers for more information

Costing
: R500-00 per delegate for all three sessions (20 max)


Booking: Please complete the Workshop Booking Form should you be interested in attending.


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Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town Canon EOS 6D
Woodbridge Island - Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Lens

V&A Waterfront Sunrise - Canon EOS 700D / 18-135mm Lens
V&A Waterfront Sunrise - Canon EOS 700D / 18-135mm Lens

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town - October 2016
Sea Point Sunset - Canon EOS 6D / 16-35mm Lens 

Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Lagoon (Canon EOS 6D)
Table Mountain Before Sunrise - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 6D)

Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Lagoon (Canon EOS 6D)

Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 700D)
Long Exposure Photography - Milnerton Beach (Canon EOS 700D)

The Wooden Bridge  Woodbridge Island After Sunset (Canon EOS 6D)
The Wooden Bridge  Woodbridge Island After Sunset (Canon EOS 6D)

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017
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  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town - March 2017

Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town

Workshop Cost: R850-00 per delegate (Min 25% For Any Returning Delegate) Booking>>

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Intaka Island Cape Town - 11 March 2017


Vernon Chalmers will facilitate a full-day Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop 
on Saturday 11 March 217 at Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town from 08:00 - 17:00.

This will be an opportunity for new photographers / experienced photographers with Macro lenses to learn more about macro / close-up photography, exposure settings, techniques and various accessories (close-up filters / extension tubes / flash / reverse rings).

Canon / Nikon Support
There will be a dedicated Nikon support photographer available during the workshop.


You do not have to own a macro lens to attend this workshop - we will demonstrate various cost-effective ways to capture macro and / or close-up shots (even with your current DSLR and non-macro lens or Bridge point and shoot camera). Assistance will be provided for purchasing any future macro lenses / macro flash or macro / close-up accessories.


Refreshments / Lunch: Coffee / tea, refreshments and lunch to be provided.

Workshop Cost: R850-00 per delegate (20 max)  Booking>>

25% discount for delegates who made any previous booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers Website.

Workshop Objective / Training Level
For assisting the developing photographer with the understanding and application of introductory to intermediate macro  / close-up photography accessories  / exposure settings / photography techniques. 

Integrated Hands-On Learning Approach

The workshop will have an integrated hands-on learning approach throughout all sessions (with your own gear and / or by using our own Macro / Close-Up accessories).

Workshop Contents / Learning Areas
  • Introduction 
  • Macro / Close-Up Subjects 
  • Cameras / Lenses / Accessories 
  • Exposure / Focus Settings
  • Macro / Close-Up Techniques
  • Adding Light / Macro Lighting
  • Macro Focus Stacking / Processing 
  • Composition Guidelines
  • Various Assignments / Practicals

Join the Macro / Close-Up Photography Cape Town Facebook Group>>

All Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop promotions, bookings, competitions and logistics are facilitated by Vernon Chalmers.

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Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Inside a flower: Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/5.6 ISO 400 (Speedlite)

Nikon D7100 / Nikon 18-200mm Lens f/5.3 ISO 1100 Image credit: Joseph Inns
Nikon D7100 / Nikon 18-200mm Lens f/5.3 ISO 1100 Image credit: Joseph Inns

Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Bee in flight : Canon 6D / EF 70-300mm Lens (extension tube)

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Small Flower / Water Drop : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
Red Pepper Macro : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

Inside a Chocolate Bar : Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops 2017

  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town  More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town 2017

Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town
Fireworks 2016  - V&A Waterfront Cape Town  -  Canon EOS 6D

Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Intaka Island Cape Town 2017


One-Day Workshop at Intaka Island with future Lightrroom Support
 

Facilitators: Vernon Chalmers / Joseph Inns

Free Online Support for 2017
Online support will be provided via email / Facebook messaging if / when required until 31 December 2017.

For DSLR, Mirrorless and Compact Camera Photographers

This workshop is recommended for DSLR and compact camera photographers who is keen to learn and understand the required digital workflow / post-processing techniques for taking their photography and image management to the next level.  

The post-processing modules / principles will also benefit photographers using Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and other software (Android / iPhone) photo editing applications. Joseph Inns will also share his creative and Photoshop experience.

Workshop Learning Areas

  • Digital Workflow Process / Challenges / Requirements
  • Introduction to Colour Management and Monitor Calibration
  • Adobe Lightroom 5.7 / 6 CC Post-Processing Techniques
  • Google Nik Collection software plugins (for Lightroom) 
  • Printing / Online & Social Media Publishing
  • Copyright and promoting / selling your images
  • Guidelines for entertaining Photography Competitions

Note: the Google Nik Collection is now free. More>>


Date: Date to be confirmed. Contact me should you be interested in attending this workshop.

25%
 discount for delegates who made any previous booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers Website


Cost per Delegate: R850-00

Booking Form>>

Refreshments / Lunch to be served


Contact Me for more information.

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017
  • Canon Camera / Photography Basic Training Cape Town More
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town 2017

Canon Camera and Photography Private Tutoring Cape Town
Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens
I regularly  facilitate private Canon Camera and Photography tutoring / training sessions in Milnerton, Cape Town.

Tailor-made (individual) learning programmes are prepared for specific Canon EOS DSLR camera requirements; with the goal of providing a better understanding of EOS camera menus / settings, the exposure triangle and various photographic genre applications.

Any Canon EOS body / lens combination is suitable for most of the training sessions. During initial contact I will determine the learner's current skills, Canon EOS system and other learning / photographic requirements.

Training / demonstrations are done on the client's own Canon EOS bodies attached to various Canon EF / other brand lenses covering wide-angle to zoom lenses.

2017 Individual Photography Training Session Rates
From R350-00 per session (in Milnerton). Practical shooting sessions can be worked into the training. A typical training program of two training sessions (R700-00) and a practical shoot will be R850-00. This to be inclusive of up to 8 hours theory / settings training and a three hours practical shoot around Woodbridge Island. Training sessions at client address will be calculated / proposed based on traveling and specific training objectives.


Canon EOS Cameras / Lenses / Speedlite Flash
All Canon EOS cameras from the EOS 1100D to advanced AF training on the Canon EOS 80D to 
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. All Canon EF / EF-S and other compatible brands.  All Canon Speedlite flash units from Canon Speedlite 270EX to Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT (including Macro Ring Lites). 

Advanced Canon EOS Autofocus Training
For advanced AF training have a look at the Birds in Flight Photography workshop options. Advanced AF training most suitable from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II to Canon EOS 1-DX Mark II.

Training Schedules / Availability
From Tuesdays - during the the day / evening and / or over weekend.
Canon Camera and Photography Training Cape Town
Core Canon Camera / Photography  Learning Areas
  • Overview & Specific Canon Camera / Lens Settings
  • Exposure Settings for M / Av / Tv Modes
  • Autofocus / Manual Focus Options
  • General Photography / Lens Selection / Settings
  • Transition from JPG to RAW (Reasons why)
  • Landscape Photography / Settings / Filters
  • Close-Up / Macro Photography / Settings
  • Speedlite Flash / Flash Modes / Flash Settings
  • Digital Image Management / Post-Processing

Canon Camera and Photography Training Cape Town
Practical Photography / Application
  • Inter-relationship of ISO / Aperture / Shutter Speed
  • Aperture and Depth of Field demonstration
  • Low light / Long Exposure demonstration
  • Landscape sessions / Manual focusing
  • Speedlite Flash application / technique
  • Introduction to Post-Processing

Tailor-made Canon Camera / Photography training to be facilitated on specific requirements after a thorough needs-analysis with individual photographer / or small group.

Typical Learning Areas Agenda (based on the Canon EOS 70D)
  • General Photography Challenges / Fundamentals 
  • Exposure Overview (ISO / Aperture / Shutter Speed) 
  • Canon EOS 70D Menus / Settings (in relation to exposure) 
  • Camera / Lens Settings (in relation to application / genres) 
  • Lens Selection / Technique (in relation to application / genres) 
  • Introduction to Canon Flash / Low Light Photography

Above Learning Areas are facilitated over two sessions of three to four hours each. An optional practical shooting component (if required) will be at an additional cost.


Photography Workshops / Tutoring outside Cape Town / Western Cape
Please Contact Me to discuss any specific Canon Camera / Photography learning requirements. I am available to travel to specific locations for one-day and / or longer workshops.


Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

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Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town
Perched Kingfisher - Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens

Canon Camera and Photography Private Tutoring Cape Town
Long Exposure Photography: Canon EOS 700D / Wide-Angle Lens

Private Canon Camera / Photography Training Cape Town
Fashion Show with flash : Canon EOS 6D 70mm Focal Lenght

Canon Camera and Photography Private Tutoring Cape Town
Panning / Slow Shutter Speed: Canon EOS 70D 70-300mm Lens