06 December 2016

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017

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

25% Discount on Future Workshops

Anybody that made a previous workshop booking via the Vernon Chalmers website during 2015 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).

Dates / venues to be confirmed. 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

Individual / Private Training on all Canon DSLR's / Lenses
From R850-00 (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 (20 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 for more information>>

Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town
2017 Date / Venue to be confirmed
Cost: R450 (25 max)
Contact Me for more information>>

Book Giveaways / Photo Competitions
All listed workshops will either have a photography book giveaway or a photo competition.



Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - February 2017

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
  • Thurs  22 Sept 17:00 -22:00 - Intermediate (Canon / Nikon)
  • Friday 23 Sept 17:00 - 22:00 - Advanced (Canon AF Systems)

Application / Practice - Woodbridge Island

  • Sat  24 Sept 08:00 - 12:00 (Canon / Nikon)
  • Sun 25 Sept 08:00 - 12:00 (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.

Session 1: Introduction to Intermediate BIF / Action Photography 
Anybody 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)

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)

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 FL).

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 5Ds / EOS 5Ds R / EOS-1D X / 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 / 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

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town 2017
  • Landscape / Long Exposure workshop Cape Town More
  • 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 three sessions (20 max)

Booking>>

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

For APS-C (Crop) and Full Frames DSLR bodies / lenses
The workshop will include an evening theory session (exposure / focus settings with reference to APS-C and Full Frame bodies) on the Thursday evening and then two practical sessions: a sunrise session and again at sunset on the Saturday. Delegates are welcome to attend both practical sessions.


Workshop Contents / Learning Areas
  • Introduction 
  • Camera Bodies / Lenses 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Exposure / Focus Settings 
  • Long Exposure Techniques 
  • 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.

Canon and Nikon Support

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

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


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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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
  • 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
  • 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

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

One-Day Workshop at Intaka Island with future Lightrroom Support

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

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.

Other Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town Sept - Nov 2016
  • 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

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 - 15 October 2016


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

05 December 2016

Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Capturing long exposure / low light photography Cape Town

Early Saturday morning I went out for a long overdue personal long exposure shoot at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town. I used my Canon EOS 6D full frame body paired with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/5 IS USM lens
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Objective of the long exposure shoot
Shooting similar scenes with fast deterioration of natural light (without using any ND filter) - just taking advantage of longer shutter speeds at a small aperture. 

All images captured in RAW and post-processed / converted to JPG in Adobe Lightroom 6.

Long Exposure Photography Gear / Av Mode Settings
  • Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-135mm f/4L IS USM Lens 
  • ISO 100 
  • Aperture f/16 
  • Shutter Speeds 2.5 - 30 seconds 
  • Focal Lengths 16-35mm 
  • Manual focus / Image Stabilization off 
  • Manfrotto Tripod 190X MK190X3-3W 

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Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Long Exposure Photography - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Cape Town Shooting Location
Woodbridge Island, Milnerton Cape Town


More images - Woodbridge Island Photography

For Cape Town Photography Workshops visit Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops February - March 2017
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More