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Basic Photography (Live Virtual Classroom)

This class tackles the basics of photography in a practical way, with the goal of being able to use your DSLR or mirrorless camera in different exposure modes just after a few sessions. Technical and creative photography techniques are also covered in this class. This course caters to all kinds of participants — from amateurs to professionals in the making.

Method of Teaching

This is a live, instructor-led online class, complete with discussions, demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and offline project. This class uses Zoom and Google Classroom.

Course Outline
Session/Day Lessons


Getting Acquainted with Your Own DSLR / Mirrorless Camera
  • PCCI Anywhere Orientation
  • Proper camera handling
  • Camera main parts and their functions
  • Main camera controls
  • Common photography terms
  • Focal length
  • Focusing properly
  • Composition Part 1: Rule of thirds


Depth of Field and Shooting in Aperture Priority Mode
  • Exposure
  • Exposure mode: Aperture Priority mode
  • Shooting in Aperture Priority mode
  • Adjusting the Exposure Value in Aperture Priority mode
  • Depth of Field
  • Understanding Light
  • Composition Part 2: What Catches Viewers’ Attention


Motion, Shooting in Shutter Speed Priority Mode and in Manual Mode
  • - Exposure mode: Shutter Speed Priority mode
  • Shooting in Shutter Speed Priority mode
  • Adjusting the Exposure Value in Shutter Speed Prioirty mode
  • Motion
  • How your camera reads
  • Metering Modes
  • Exposure mode: Manual mode
  • Shooting in Manual exposure mode
  • Composition Part 3: Other Composition Techniques


Shooting Exercises
  • Offline shooting exercises (Daytime)
  • 1-hr Zoom session: Quick look and evaluation of daytime exercises
  • Offline shooting exercises (Afternoon and evening)


Evaluation of Photos and Additional Exposure Techniques
  • Evaluation of photos from Session 4 shooting exercises
  • Advanced exposure techniques
  • More on Lenses
  • Filters
  • Exposure Mode: Program and Auto
  • Using the camera flash
  • Camera care

Students must have the following: Zoom application, Gmail account (for Google Classroom), and stable internet connection. For more details, check our ONLINE TRAINING FAQs.

To understand the digital features of a digital camera, e.g., resolution, compression, file formats, etc., participants are advised to attend the one-day Digital Camera Fundamentals seminar before taking this workshop.

Dates Time
Jan 25-27 & 29 (Mon to Wed & Fri) 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
morning class
Jan 28 (Thu) 1 hour Zoom session + 6 hours offline shooting time
  • Any brand of DSLR or Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
  • Kit lens (the lens that the camera came with). A wide-to-telephoto variable focal length lens is preferred
  • A tripod is not required but would be very useful in the exercises
Payment Options

There are several ways to pay:

Online bank transfer or bank deposit

  • any Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in favor of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging Inc, S/A 1-249-91545-5; or
  • any Banco de Oro (BDO) branch, in favor of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging Inc, S/A 00429-0078357.


Online payment via PayPal. (Please click here)





PhP 6,000 inclusive of VAT.

A student who has registered to our physical classes may avail of online classes instead. The difference in fees will be converted to store credits or applied to other online classes that he might want to attend.

Includes materials & e-certificate at the end of the class.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.


Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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