24 September 2016

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town Sept - Nov 2016

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens
Upcoming Photography Workshops Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers will be facilitating five workshops at Intaka Island Century City, Cape Town and Woodbridge Island, Milnerton Cape Town during September - November 2016.


25% Discount on Future Workshops
Anybody that made a previous workshop booking via the Vernon Chalmers website will receive a 25% discount towards listed Photography Workshops (excluding the Canon Speedlite Flash Workshop, but booking for the workshop will entitle delegates a 25% discount on future 2016 - 2017 bookings).

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
22 / 23 / 24 / 25 September 2016 Intaka Island  / Woodbridge Island
Cost: R650 - R850 (25 max)
More Information / Booking>>

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
15 October 2016 (Full Day) Intaka Island Cape Town
Cost: R850 (20 max)
More Information / Booking>>

Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town

28 / 29 October 2016 Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Cost: R485 (20 max)
More Information / Booking>>

Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town
5 November 2016 (Full Day) Intaka Island Cape Town
Cost R850 (20 max)
More Information / Booking>>

Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town
17 November 2016 Intaka Island Cape Town
Cost: R350 (25 max)
More Information / Booking >>

Book Giveaways / Photo Competitions
All listed workshops will either have a photography book giveaway and / or a photo with book or other prizes.


Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town


Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Intaka Island Cape Town - 15 October 2016


Vernon Chalmers will facilitate a one-day Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop 
(DSLR & Compact cameras) on Saturday 15 October 216 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).

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.

Photo Competition: Stand a chance to win back your Workshop Fees or Free Admission to a future Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshop Cape Town.

Submit your best macro / close-up photograph and you could be a winner! 
  • 1st Prize: One delegate will have his / her Macro & Close-Up Photography Workshop fees returned. Value of R850-00
  • 2nd Prize: One delegate will gain free entrance to any future Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshop. Value between R650-00 - R850-00
  • 3rd Prize: One delegate will receive a 'Snapshot to Great Shots' hard copy photography book. Value of R350-00 (title to be confirmed).

The competition closing date is 30 November 2016. Terms and Conditions to be made available during the workshop.


Two Snapshots to Great Shots photography books (R350 value each) from Pearson / Peachpit Press will also be up for grabs during the workshop:
  • Exposure 'From Snapshots to Great Shots'
  • Macro Photography 'From Snapshots to Great Shots'

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

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

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
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 Cape Town Sept - Nov 2016

  • 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

19 September 2016

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - September 2016

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - September 2016

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island Cape Town - September 2016
Vernon Chalmers will facilitate the popular Birds in Flight Photography Workshop at Intaka Island Century City, Cape Town 22 / 23 September 2016 with two hands-on practical sessions at Woodbridge Island on 24 / 25 September 2016.

Session 1 : 22 Sept 17:00 - 22:00 (Intaka Island)
Session 2 : 23 Sept 17:00 - 22:00 (Intaka Island)
Session 3 : 24 Sept 08:00 - 12:00 (Woodbridge Island)
Session 4 : 25 Sept 08:00 - 12:00 (Woodbridge Island)


Note: All delegates are welcome to attend both practical sessions at Woodbridge Island, irrespective if you're attending the intermediate and / or advanced sessions.

This workshop will be the same format as my previous Birds in Flight Workshops - with choices from Intermediate (Canon / Nikon) and / or advanced (Canon Autofocus Systems).

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, with 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.


Nikon Support
There will be a dedicated Nikon support photographer 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.

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

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 min lens focal length: 250 - 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) New
  • 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)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photography Gallery
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photography Gallery>>

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Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
Starling : Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island

Swift Tern: Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

Cormorant: Canon EOS 70D / Woodbridge Island Cape Town


Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - September 2016
Swift Tern: Canon EOS 6D / EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens


Pied Kingfisher: Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens


Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - September 2016
Small Bird in Flight: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Other Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town Sept - Nov 2016

  • 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

Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Cape Town - October 2016


Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers will facilitate an intermediate level Landscape / Seascape / Long Exposure Workshop at Intaka Island, 28 October and Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island, 29 October, with guided sunrise and sunset shooting sessions. Canon and Nikon photographers are welcome.

Session 1
: 28 October 17:00 - 22:00 Intaka Island
Session 2 : 29 October Before Sunrise (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)
Session 3 : 29 October Before Sunset (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)


Refreshments: To be provided during the Friday evening session.

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


Photo Competition: Competition detail, terms and conditions to be made available in due course.

Two Snaphots to Great Shots photography books (R350 value each) from Pearson / Peachpit Press will also be up for grabs during the workshop:

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

Workshop Cost: R485-00 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 Friday 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 Technique 
  • Filters Overview / Application 
  • Composition Guidelines
  • Practical Sessions (Milnerton Beach / Woodbridge Island)

Filters / Composition Modules
Joseph Inns (Nikon) will present the filters and composition modules. He is an experienced PSSA club judge from the Tygerberg Photographic Society (Durbanville club) and will also be offering the Nikon support during the practical shoots. We have a shared interested in various photography genres and often shoot landscapes / long exposures around the peninsula.

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
: R485-00 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 - 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 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
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town

Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town

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

One-Day Workshop at Intaka Island with Support for both PC and Mac

For DSLR 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: Saturday 5 November 2016  08:00 : 17:00

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

Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Workshop Cape Town

Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Workshop Cape Town
 Bounced Flash : Movement on the Catwalk
Vernon Chalmers will facilitate an intermediate skill level Canon Speedlite / Macro Ring Lite Flash Cape Town  Workshop from 17:00 - 22:00 on 17 November 2016 at Intaka Island.

Cost per Delegate: R350-00

Booking Form>>

Refreshments to be served

Book Giveaway
One delegate will stand a chance to win Syl Arena's Speedliter's Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites (2nd Edition) Value: R650 More about the book: my recommendation.


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Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Workshop Objective
Learn how to effectively setup and manage your Canon Speedlite and / or Ring Lite (for macro photography) external hot shoe flash.

Master the difference between E-TTL and Manual flash modes - when to use which mode and how to effectively use bounce flash / wireless off-camera flash (with compatible Canon EOS bodies - see below).

Canon Speedlite Workshop Contents / Learning Areas

  • Exposure, light and flash photography 
  • Introduction to Canon Speedlite Flash 
  • Using Canon E-TTL II and Manual Modes 
  • Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC) 
  • When to use High Speed Sync Flash 
  • Off-Camera / Wireless (Master / Slave) Flash 
  • Managing Speedlites via Canon EOS bodies 
  • Macro flash operations (only with macro lenses) 

Canon Speedlites* covered during the workshop

  • Canon Speedlite 270EX II 
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II 
  • Canon Speedlite 580EX II 
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT
  • Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
  • Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II
  • Canon Macro Ring Lite MT-24EX
  • All other relevant Canon Speedlites will be referenced
* Listed Canon Speedlites integrated with a wireless Speedlite Transmitter

Compatible Canon EOS Bodies for Wireless Flash Control*

  • Canon EOS 600D 
  • Canon EOS 650D / EOS 700D 
  • Canon EOS 750D / EOS 760D 
  • Canon EOS 60D / EOS 70D 
  • Canon EOS 80D 
  • Canon EOS 7D 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II 
* Canon Full Frame bodies does not have built-in pop-up flash units and therefore requires an external flash / wireless transmitter with built-in wireless (master) control i.e Canon Speedlite 580EX II or Canon Speedlite Wireless Transmitter ST-E2.

Canon Speedlite / Macro Ring Lite flash units at workshop
  • Canon Speedlite 270EX II 
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II 
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT
  •  Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
  • Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II 
  • Canon Macro Ring Lite MT-24EX

Contact Me for more information.

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Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Workshop Cape Town
Canon EOS 70D / 100mm Macro Lens / 430EX II Speedlite Flash with Diffuser

Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Workshop Cape Town
 Canon EOS 70D / 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens with 430 EX II Speedlite Flash

Other Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town Sept - Nov 2016

  • Birds in Flight 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