SAN FRANCISCO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP – Sep. 7 – 10 – 2017
The old adage of “It is not the camera nor the lens that make photographs great but the photographer who takes them” is ever so true today as it was a century ago. Your investment in our photography workshop will yield results quickly as you will learn new photography techniques that you can apply immediately to the way you take photographs. Through 4 days of intensive hands on experience you will discover how master photographers were able to capture such stunning images. Some of their secrets will also be revealed to you as your instructor shows you step by step the practical as well as the technical aspects of the art of photography.
Think of a workshop designed to take your photography to the next level, practical knowledge that you can apply right away to capture better photographs every day.
Our Photography Workshops are designed to help you fine tune your skills and help you to apply new techniques to improve your photography. We believe that It is not the camera nor the lens that make photographs great but the photographer who takes them. This is why we take the time to give you hands-on experience and help you master the correct way to compose and capture images.
Your instructor, Oz Yilmaz has over 20 years experience as a photographer to help you advance your skills to capture amazing photographs. Our workshops are designed for small groups that allow your instructor to discuss with you one on one ways to improve your photography.
We believe that everyone has their own unique style of photography which can only be developed by understanding and implementing the fundamentals of photography. As you implement the techniques you have learned during our workshop, you will immediately begin to see improvements in your photography skills. We invite you to take the first step in becoming a better photographer.
About your instructor
Oz Yilmaz has over 20 years experience in photography. He is the founder of Pelicula Films and has produced numerous short films and documentaries. He has authored 11 books and has appeared on television programs as an expert.
During his career that span more than 20 years, he has traveled to different regions around the world on photography assignments. His extensive knowledge of lenses and experience as a photographer has enabled those who attend his workshops to improve their skill and knowledge in photography.
How our workshops work
Each our photography workshops are limited to a few attendees, (max 8). We suggest that you register early to reserve your seat as they sell out fast. You will also save an additional 20% by registering early and be given priority to register for future workshops before official workshop announcements.
Leica Photography Workshops are designed on a 4 days schedule, commence on Thursday and end on Sunday. In total workshop consists of more 20 hours of theory and practice with strong emphasis on hands-on experience with the application of photography fundamentals and techniques. During the workshop, each participant will work on various photography techniques to create a framework to further his/her photography skills.
What you need – Gear
On our first day, we begin with fundamentals of photography, and we invite you to take notes. Each day, we will be walking to practice our newly acquired photography techniques and skills. We recommend that you bring two of your favorite lenses and camera. After the first day, you will need your laptop with Adobe Lightroom (30day free trial available) for hands-on experience at editing your photographs for best results.
What you will gain – Knowledge & Skills
Our workshops are designed to improve your level of photography by introducing you to new concepts and theories that can immediately be applied. During the workshop, you will be working with others who are also seeking to expand their knowledge of photography. Most attendees own Leica cameras and lenses but are not required to own for attending the workshop. We believe that the most important element in capturing better photographs is the person behind the camera.
Topics Covered – Discussions & Assignments
Attending a Photography Workshop is a unique way of learning new skills while forming new friendships with Leica enthusiasts. We will be discussing a variety of photography related topics with questions and answers to help you to master secrets of legendary photographers as well as learn tips and techniques on how to capture better photographs. As we walk through the city streets, you will get a chance to put what you have learned into practice and complete various assignments that will greatly benefit your photography skills. We will examine and edit photographs which you have taken to solidify your understanding of theories and concepts thought during the workshop.
Results – Better Photography
When you complete our Photography Workshop, you can expect to be more confident and skilled at taking photographs. In the following months with consistent application of principals thought during the workshop, you will see improvements in your photographs. Techniques and secrets that you have learned will stay with you for years to come, and when you are ready, you can take your photography to the next level by attending one of our Advance Photography Workshops.
DAY 1: 18.00 – 21.00: We begin with a discussion on photography. A question and answer session will follow then assignments for the next day will be given. It is a very relax environment with the aim to understand the goals and aspirations of the attendees as well as learn some fundamental concepts of capturing photographs.
DAY 2: 10.00 – 17.00: We begin with the first assignment. Your instructor Oz Yilmaz will accompany you as you complete your first assignment. Then, we take a lunch break to assess and discuss the assignment. The second assignment is where you will work in groups of two to capture photographs to present to the group. We meet half way through the afternoon and talk about the progress on the assignment followed with a presentation of photographs to the group. Question and answer session completes the second day.
DAY 3 – 10.00 – 17.00: We start the day with a discussion on photography secrets, principals of composition, light, depth of field, the rule of thirds. In the early afternoon, each participant will work on an assignment using the principals introduced earlier in the day. Upon completing the assignment group will gather to present their photographs and experiences. We will then begin editing and discussing Adobe Lightroom techniques including Kelvin scale, highlights, contrast, exposure, and much more. As always your instructor will answer your questions and give you tips on how to use what you have learned during the day.
DAY 4 – 10.00 – 17.00: Morning will consist of a group discussion on photography techniques introducing architectural, portrait, street photography fundamentals. We go out as a group on photography assignments. Your instructor, Oz Yilmaz will give you tips on how to improve your photography while you complete your assignment. In the afternoon, we will work on some advanced Adobe Lightroom techniques and have a group discussion followed by one on one talk with your instructor.
Your Hong Kong photography workshop was by far the most informative experience I have ever had. Please come again. Thank you. – H. Wong (Hong Kong)
It is my second time attending your photography workshop. Each time I learn new techniques. Your knowledge of photography is vast, and you are an inspirational teacher. Thank you. – P. Chow (Hong Kong)
Attending your advanced workshop in Los Angeles has clarified all the concepts I have learned while studying photography at UCLA. It helped me to take the next step in becoming a professional photographer. I believe you teach more in 4 days of photography workshops then what I have learned in an entire semester of courses. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone who thinks their photography is good to take one of your workshops and see how much further they can go! All the best. – A.C Gonzales (Los Angeles)
Thank You, Oz San. You are a great teacher and photographer. – Y. Yamaguchi (Tokyo)
You have helped me to take my photography to a new level. Today, I look for ways to take better photographs based on techniques I have learned from you. Thank you. I will be attending your workshop in New York next fall. Cordially – Dr. M. Pascal (Los Angeles)
Photography can be simple and fun, that is what I have discovered in your Berlin workshop. I also met many amazing people. I feel very comfortable and ease when I take photographs. In a matter of four days, you have changed the way I think of photography. My friends and family have also noticed how my photos keep getting better. – M. Müller (Berlin)
You are the first person to teach the secrets of legendary photographers. I appreciate that you are so open to sharing what you know. Please accept our sincerest appreciation for your kindness and generosity in helping each and every one of us in our group; you are always welcome in Sydney. .- H.W. Williams (Sydney)email@example.com