Location: 3rd floor, AADL Free Space Room
Hey, Shutterbugs! I’ve been asked to put on something like this a few times, so I thought I’d do a basic “get to know your camera” session for people who are new to digital photography.
This meetup will be aimed at new Nikon photographers. I know that there are more Canon users out there than Nikon people (plus Pentax, Sony, Fuji, etc.). We hope to put on a similar meetup for Canon new camera users sometime later this year.
[My digital cameras are all Nikons (not counting a film Minolta and a Holga)—I know their menus the best, the difference between the sensors, camera features in different models, which ones work with a special infrared remote, etc. ]
Attendees to this meetup will bring their:
• Nikon camera
• camera manual (so we can refer to it to understand your camera’s specific features, menus, etc.—it should be in the box your camera came in).
We will cover some of the basic topics listed below for an hour or two.
Then we’ll hit the mean streets of Ann Arbor to do a quick photo walk down Liberty Street toward State St.
General outline for this meetup:
Basic Camera Operation: Fundamental principles behind photography and how the camera works.
Basic DSLR camera operation: an overview of camera controls
Use of your camera's exposure meter and using your camera’s histogram.
Key concepts needed to understand exposure, depth of field and basic composition.
We will talk about accessories, other camera equipment: tripods, wireless remote shutter releases, etc.
We will not cover the Creative Lighting System in this session.
We will not cover other cameras (Canon, Sony, Pentax, etc.) in this basic “get to know you” session for new or beginning digital photographers.