Camera Operation Training

Upcoming Sessions:
Wednesday February 8th & Wednesday February 15th at 6:30 pm
2.5 hours (each evening)
Register by emailing before February 1st
$50+HST for members/ $100+HST for non-members (per session)
*Space is very limited

This two-part training workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the core skills and approach of a good camera operator. Learn how to set up a camera on a tripod, adjust key settings to achieve a nice looking image, framing, and stabilizing shots.

The first session will provide a demonstration and explanation, whereas session two will be completely based on hands-practice exercises with guidance from the instructor. 

All workshops are held at Ed Video, 404 York Road, Guelph, unless otherwise indicated


Workshop Outline
·        Skillsets and functions of a camera operator
·        Demonstration #1
  • Setting up a Tripod
  • Mounting a Camera to the Tripod
  • Installing the Battery and Media
  • Attaching a Lens
  • Setting Frame Rate (description of frame rates)
  • Setting Shutter Speed (description of shutter speed)
  • Setting the ISO (description of ISO)
  • Adjusting the Aperture (description of aperture)
  • Composing a shot
  • Setting White Balance (description of colour temperature and white balance)
  • Using Meters and Histograms to set theExposure
  • Setting the Exposure by Eye
  • Brief description of Picture Profiles and Recording Types
·        Exercises
  • Setting up for an interview with a standing subject
  • Setting up for an interview with a seated subject
  • Racking Focus
  • Pulling Focus
  • Panning with a Subject
  • Handheld Operation (operator is static, subject is in motion)
  • Handheld Operation (operator and subject are in motion)