September 20, 2020
at 9:00am -
with Amy L. Peterson, CPP
Understanding your camera settings and terminology....the jump to manual mode including ISO, Aperture, Shutterspeed. Why are my images blurry, black or white!!...how to get a great exposure and understanding why blur happens. Lens choice, which is the right one for you and how it affects your overall image. Understanding your histogram and what a camera see's. The importance of composition and your subject...how to move your feet. Find out how a new perspective and framing can dramatically improve your images. Working with available light and stop using pop up flash. Look for a great backdrop anywhere and avoid distractions. Becoming a great story teller in your images by getting to know your subject, using color to create a mood and planning all the details. Practice, Practice, and Practice....the more you shoot the more you learn. A fun game on how to find out what you are drawn to as a photographer and use it as a strength.
Course Items:Note taking materials, Camera and any lens, an image for critique is optional, can be digital on a usb drive or in print, a couple magazines that can be cut up, a sack lunch/snacks
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