Perfect Exposure: F-Stops and Shutter Speed

  • Instructors:
    Steve Kozak

    PPA Members:


    Don’t plan to just lay back and listen—you’ll want to take notes as PPA instructor Steve Kozak gets down and detailed about creating the perfect exposure.

    • Learn about F-stops: From 1 to 22, Steve tells you why and when you use what you do.
    • Discuss shutter speeds: Steve walks you through 1 to 1000. You’ll learn the benefits of larger and smaller lens openings and even discuss the Exposure equation. Don’t remember it? You will after this class!
    • Examine Depth of Field: Learn how to create a deep or shallow depth of field, all the openings in between and why they should vary.
    • Manage the motion: Motion’s a factor of the subject or the photographer. Learn how to use camera techniques, like shutter speeds, to control it.

    Steve doesn’t just tell you what to do; he shows you how to do it. Watch as he puts his preaching into practice on sample images. After all, it’s practice that makes perfect exposure!

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      • Steve Kozak

        M.Photog.Cr., CPP

        Steve Kozak is an active member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Professional Photographers Association. Steve has earned the “Master of Photography” and the “Craftsman” degrees from PPA, and is PPA Certified. His work has appeared in the “Loan Collection” at the exhibit by Kodak and Walt Disney World that is held at EPCOT in Orlando, Florida. Professional recognition of his work include the Masterpiece Award from Fuji Film USA.

        He is returning for his 13th year at the prestigious Texas School of Professional Photography.  He is also returning for his 10th year to teach at Imaging USA.  He recently taught at Image Explorations in near Victoria, BC, and at the Mid America Institute of Professional Photography (MAIPP).

        Steve's articles have been published in Professional Photographer and Texas Professional Photographer magazines.  His motivational and informative programs make him a popular speaker and lecturer on the program circuit.

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