Training - Taking Photos

APG Workshops

Mastering your camera and moving away from automatic mode to place you in control of your camera is vital. It is similar to learning to drive, unless you learn where the controls are and how to use them, you cannot enjoy going on journeys in your car.


Currently, we are offering basic camera skills courses, but we will be launching an advanced camera skills course soon.

Camera Skills 1

In this half-day workshop we demystify the camera by explaining the 16 key controls that you will find on most cameras. This workshop is the basis on which we build the remainder of our training and is a must to newcomers to photography.

Camera Skills 2

in this half-day workshop, we show how the 16 key controls are used to take photographs. We introduce the concepts offocusing, exposure and capturing moving subjects with classroom training and practical exercises.

Training Videos

The Art of Photography

This channel is brought to you by Ted Forbes, who has been uploading photography videos for several years.

Mike Browne

Mike Browne has 20 years experience as a pro photographer. He believes that learning photography should be fun and inspiring so he has broken it down  into bite size photography videos which get to the point.   

Tony & Chelsea Northrup

Tony & Chelsea run a regular You Tube channel where they feature everything about photography.

Exposure (AOP)

In this episode, Ted Forbes, from the Art of Photography (AOP), explains what exposure is and what you're looking for in an optimal exposure

Aperture (AOP)

In this episode, Ted Forbes talks about Aperture, what it is, how it relates to exposure  and how you can use it to control the look of your image.

Shutter Speed (AOP)

In this episode, Ted Forbes talks about shutter speed and how it relates to aperture and exposure.

ISO (AOP)

In this episode, Ted Forbes, from the Art of Photography (AOP), explains what exposure is and what you're looking for in an optimal exposure

Manual Exposure (MB)

Manual exposure sounds a bit scary but is actually pretty simple to do when you know how. Learn how to use manual exposure with Mike Browne.

Find the right camera settings

To find the right camera settings you have to start thinking like a  photographer. Every image and situation is different. Re-shoot the same  image or location even minutes apart and the settings you'll need can  change. So how do you know what they are?


By thinking the shot through from start to finish and asking yourself  the right questions as you go you'll bring out all the good stuff you  already know about light, apertures, shutter speeds camera shake etc.

Don't zoom - MOVE!

The best 'zoom' lens is your feet! Why? Because changing focal length on  your lens also changes how your photo will look. So once you know in  what way different focal lengths (or zooms) will affect your images -  you can begin choosing a zoom setting because of creative reasons rather  than simply zooming in and out hoping it'll look good.  

how to avoid Camera Shake

Camera Shake is the cause of more soft fuzzy pictures than anything else. If your shutter speed isn't fast enough to freeze this movement it'll  blur just like a fast moving car, cyclist, runner, bird in flight.....  etc. So you have to be sure your shutter speed is fast enough to freeze  this movement and there's a simple little formula to help you in this  video.

Sharp Images - Top 5 Tips

Sharp images or image sharpness is vital because a 'soft' photo is useless. These are my top tips to keep your photos sharp.

Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation is a quick and easy way to lighten or darken your  exposure whilst shooting in program modes such as aperture priority  (AV),  or shutter priority (TV). 


Exposure compensation buttons have a little + and - symbol and when you  press it you'll get a light meter display on your lcd. As you turn a  command dial back and forth you'll see the line of dots move towards the  + or - symbol on the display. You dial in some + to make the exposure  brighter and - to make it darker.

Aperture & f/stop Tutorial

Aperture & f/stops don't have to be complicated. We start the video  by demonstrating what you absolutely must understand: how to change your  f/stops to get the most important parts of your picture sharp. For the  more advanced photographers, Tony & Chelsea Northrup dig deep into the technical aspects.