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Which workshop is best for you?

Are you undecided whether to attend a PhotoTrek workshop for beginners and novices or a more intermediate or advanced workshop?
Answer these questions which may help.

Do you shoot using ‘Auto’ or one of the camera scene modes such as landscape?

YES A PhotoTrek is just designed for you.
NO See below

Do you shoot using Aperture, Speed, Manual or Program mode, but don’t really understand why, (other than all the magazines say that’s what you should do!)

YES A PhotoTrek is just designed for you
NO, I understand why. See below

Do you understand the ‘Rule of Thirds’; Lead in Lines; and foreground interest?

NO A PhotoTrek is just designed for you
YES See Below

Do you understand and use ISO settings manually?

NO A PhotoTrek is just designed for you
YES See Below

Do you use exposure compensation regularly?

NO (or I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS) A PhotoTrek is just designed for you
YES See below

Do you know what a histogram is and do you use it regularly?

NO A PhotoTrek is just designed for you
YES See Below

Okay, so you shoot on Aperture, Speed, Manual or Program mode and understand why; you understand the ‘Rule of Thirds’; Lead in Lines; and foreground interest; you use exposure compensation and you understand and use and the histogram regularly.

YES You MAY be ready for an intermediate location or subject based workshop – but read on.
Do you own and regularly use a tripod?

NO Use of a tripod is essential for most workshops. If you don’t know why, then a PhotoTrek should be considered to understand why.
YES See Below

If my camera measures the correct exposure when set on F8 at 1/125th second at ISO 200, what would the speed be at F11 and ISO 100?

A. Don’t Know Consider a PhotoTrek first
B. Write down your answer before checking here for the correct answer at the bottom of the 'Workshop' paragraph HERE

If you have read this far without a PhotoTrek being suggested as being designed for you, correctly answered the previous question and you know your camera well enough to work by yourself, then you will probably gain by attending a location or subject based workshop as opposed to a Phototrek.