This is for a workshop at The Hutong, but no description is available yet.


Tired of missing shots because you don’t know what your camera is doing?  Always wondering how to get those awesome shots you see everywhere?  Want feedback on your pictures, and how to make them better?  Then Photography 101 is for you.

With this course, you will learn how to control your camera effectively, know the basics of composition and image processing, analyze photographs from the masters, and get feedback on your work.

In addition to the classroom, student will have weekly assignments on various topics that will reinforce the concepts learned.  Students should spend around two hours every week (or more) shooting assignments.

The course will run every Wednesday night from 7-9:30 for eight weeks (20 hours total), starting April 24th.  The course cost will be 1800rmb for non-members, and 1700rmb for members, paid on the first day, with a course DVD with all materials and extra information being handed out at the end.

The course will be limited to 6 participants, so there will be ample time during the critique section to cover everyone.  If there is enough interest, a class running on Mondays during the parallel dates will be opened.

All that is needed for the class is a camera with manual exposure and focus controls.  Interchangeable lenses is a bonus but not necessary.  If you are unsure, please contact the instructor at 1world1eye (at)

The course is broken down into 4 categories:

-Technical (6 hours) you will learn about your camera how it works.  Topics include:

  • The photographic trinity: ISO, shutter speed and aperture
  • The histogram and how it works
  • Exposure Modes: From Auto to Manual
  • Autofocus options
  • Lens choices

-Composition (6 hours) you will learn some basic composition techniques and how to apply them.  Topics include:

  • Light-Available/Natural, Golden, Artificial
  • Foreground and Background
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Leading Lines
  • Color

-Analysis (2 hours) You will take a look at the works of the instructor and master’s to see how they took the pictures, and what’s makes them strong images.

-Critique (6 hours) You will be going out and apply the techniques and topics covered in class and get feedback on them.

Each week will have a theme and overview that will integrate the above topics accordingly.  It is subject to change depending on the participant’s wishes.

Week 1-

Camera Basics and composition

Assignment-“Motion and Depth” 

Week 2-

Camera Basics and composition part II

Assignment- “Lines and shape”

Week 3-

Camera Basics and composition part III

Assignment- “light and shadow”

Week 4-

Basics of workflow and post processing

Assignment- “A bird’s/bug’s eye view”

Week 5-

Critique session I

Photographic Genre  1 (TBD)

Assignment- “Around my block”

Week 6-

Critique session II

Photographic Genre 2 (TBD)

Assignment- “Color”

Week 7-

Photographic Genre 3 (TBD)


Week 8-

Final Critique and Q&A


Course dates are as follows:

4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12

Please leave 6/19 open for an extra class, since one class (5/1) falls on a holiday, there might have to be a change depending on participant’s availability.

This course is designed for people just starting out with photography, but with the weekly assignments and feedback, it can be tailored to a more advanced amateur.  It would be also a good refresher course for those that have taken the weekend workshops, since there is more time for shooting and learning in-depth over the course of two months.


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