Camera Craft


Melbourne – Studio Workshop
• 2017 Dates to be Announced


This advanced studio workshop presents a comprehensive overview of contemporary digital camera craft.  It is about refining and perfecting our work with DSLR and Medium Format digital cameras, including profiling, pre-visualisation, and preparation for post processing.  The aim is to eliminate technical errors and uninformed judgments from our camera workflow, thereby ensuring the finest quality digital captures.  Topics covered include:

Measuring and Interpreting Light
•  Reflected/incident and evaluative/spot metering
•  Pre-visualisation and the Zone System
•  Defining light, shade, and shadow
•  Working with filters: ND, Graduated, Polarized
•  Calibrating light meters: hand-held and in-camera

The Camera
•  Camera flare, lens flare and lens hoods
•  Cleaning sensors and lenses
•  Tethered capture
•  Organising camera bags and cases
•  Tripods, heads, gyro stabilisers and weather protection

The Lens
•  Diffraction and Nyquist frequency limitations
•  Resolution and interpreting MTF curves
•  Shift, tilt and swing lenses and adapters
•  Depth of Field and Hyperfocal applications
•  Collimating lenses and auto focus calibration

•  ICC and DNG camera profiling
•  Calibrating High Dynamic Range Imaging
•  Capturing and processing focus stacks
•  Combining and integrating focus and exposure stacking
•  Panoramic solutions: Gigapan and Really Right Stuff tools

Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, tripods and other accessories to use during the workshop.  Medium and small formats are catered for, including DSLR cameras, scanning and multi-shot camera backs, technical cameras and other non-SLR cameras. The workshop is based around a series of practical experiments and analytical investigations, including the creation of custom colour and auto-focus camera profiles for those attending. The course will also inform the selection, evaluation, and acquisition of new equipment.  Detailed course notes are provided.

Workshop Cost: $330 including GST per person
BookingsEmail or phone 0438 590 093
Venue: Les Walkling’s Studio, Heidelberg, VIC.
Workshop Duration: Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm