Photography Essentials: The Equipment and Beyond with Mike Bailey

This seminar is for the beginner/hobbyist/amateur photographer. This is an open format workshop with time for questions and answers.The following topics will be covered:Camera Equipment: What do you really need in your camera bag.Equipment you should have for your type of photographyDo you need it or just want itWhat are different lenses used forTripodsLightingCamera and Photography JargonButtons and dials you never think aboutTypes of photographic files and the differencesGetting off Automatic:  How to and the benefitsPro’s and Cons of leaving your camera on automaticAperture, Shutter speed, ISO, and settings. What they are, what they do, when to use them for best results. Taking great picturesWhy you should do a little post-editing.Enhancing your photography to show what you see not what the camera is capable of capturing. Demonstration of simple post edit.Free post-editing softwareAbout the instructor: Mike Bailey’s photography transcends “catching light” to a visual perspective and presentation sharing emotion and story with his viewers. Mike’s artistic journey took off when the world of digital imaging became a passion. His desire of sharing his art took a path to display at local galleries, participating in art shows such as Muskoka Arts and Crafts, Coldwater Studio Tour, and Images Studio Tour and in the U.S.A. He enjoys being part of the Orillia Art Community and participating with local art groups. He continues to find new places to catch light, teaching new photographers.Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. If a cancellation is made 7 days to 48 hours in advance, a full credit toward another class or event will be issued to your account. A credit will not be issued to cancellations that are made within 48 hours of the event, but your ticket may be transferred to a friend. If a class or program is cancelled or postponed a full refund will be offered.Prefer to register and pay in person? Not a problem! Come into Creative Nomad Studios and we will get you all set up. We are located at 23 Missisaga Street W, Downtown Orillia. Our current hours are Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm.** Vaccination Requirement **As of September 22, 2021, Participants will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID, as per the Government of Ontario regulations.Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine certificate. Children who are 11 years of age and younger and unable to be vaccinated will also be exempted from these requirements.Individuals can provide proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900

Creative Nomad Studios
23 Mississaga St W. Orillia Ontario L3V 3A5 (Map)

This seminar is for the beginner/hobbyist/amateur photographer. This is an open format workshop with time for questions and answers.

The following topics will be covered:

Camera Equipment: What do you really need in your camera bag.

  • Equipment you should have for your type of photography

  • Do you need it or just want it

  • What are different lenses used for

  • Tripods

  • Lighting


Camera and Photography Jargon

  • Buttons and dials you never think about

  • Types of photographic files and the differences


Getting off Automatic:  How to and the benefits
  • Pro’s and Cons of leaving your camera on automatic

  • Aperture, Shutter speed, ISO, and settings. What they are, what they do, when to use them for best results. 

  • Taking great pictures


Why you should do a little post-editing.

  • Enhancing your photography to show what you see not what the camera is capable of capturing. 

  • Demonstration of simple post edit.

  • Free post-editing software

About the instructor: Mike Bailey’s photography transcends “catching light” to a visual perspective and presentation sharing emotion and story with his viewers. Mike’s artistic journey took off when the world of digital imaging became a passion. His desire of sharing his art took a path to display at local galleries, participating in art shows such as Muskoka Arts and Crafts, Coldwater Studio Tour, and Images Studio Tour and in the U.S.A. He enjoys being part of the Orillia Art Community and participating with local art groups. He continues to find new places to catch light, teaching new photographers.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. If a cancellation is made 7 days to 48 hours in advance, a full credit toward another class or event will be issued to your account. A credit will not be issued to cancellations that are made within 48 hours of the event, but your ticket may be transferred to a friend. If a class or program is cancelled or postponed a full refund will be offered.

Prefer to register and pay in person? Not a problem! Come into Creative Nomad Studios and we will get you all set up. We are located at 23 Missisaga Street W, Downtown Orillia. Our current hours are Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm.

** Vaccination Requirement **
As of September 22, 2021, Participants will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID, as per the Government of Ontario regulations.
Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine certificate. Children who are 11 years of age and younger and unable to be vaccinated will also be exempted from these requirements.
Individuals can provide proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900