Tag: Photography

Reflections in Venice

Reflections in Venice

Throughout October we’ve had some fantastic reflections in the water. Less traffic and a different light are probably the main reasons.

Photography classes II

Photography classes II

I did a basic level photography course back in the spring, and in September and October I did the next level course. The teacher was Marc De Tollenaere. This course covered several themes which all build on the basics from the first course, requiring manual […]

Photography classes

Photography classes

This year I have taken a couple of photography classes, for the first time ever, and I have learned a lot.

Like so many others I have just relied on the automatic settings and shot without thinking too much. While it mostly works, it also only mostly works.

Both classes were taught by Marc De Tollenaere who is a very lively and inspiring teacher.

Marc De Tollenaere
Marc De Tollenaere

The first course was the basics, and it was roughly about getting us all off the automatic settings to manual mode, so we’d had to learn to control the three basic parameters of ISO, aperture and shutter ourselves.

Afterwards much of it seems glaringly obvious, but for a class of happy amateurs it was anything but.

The class ended with an tour to Burano in the Venetian lagoon, where we tried to put what we had learned into practice with Marc at our side.

Here are some of the photos from some of the exercises.

Correct exposure for light and shadow:

Correct exposure against the light:

Changes in proportions by zooming with your feet (moving closer):

Shooting from different angles to avoid the obvious:

This was all back in March this year. In September and October we did the following ‘advanced’ course which was even better.

The Burano Colour Game

The Burano Colour Game

Burano is famous for its many coloured houses. One of the fun things to do there is to find houses that matches people’s clothes.

A bit of high water

A bit of high water