Camera Controls Made Easy - I.C.E.

  • July 28, 2012 · 1:30 PM
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Understand Your Camera Controls Intuitively - With The I.C.E. Method


(All the fun, none of the *#%^@&!)

 

--- 3 Students Max. ---

If you're confused by your camera's dials & settings, not getting the results you're expecting, or you're thinking of upgrading your current camera to something more powerful, this event will give you the insights into how to control your camera under ANY lighting conditions, using no technical jargon.

You'll learn a straight-forward, easy-to-remember method called "I.C.E." that I've developed.

I.C.E will teach you how to control your exposures intuitively, even if you don't know what the terms 'ISO', 'Aperture' or 'Shutter Speed' mean, or what those complex dials and menus are for...

 

The Problem: Here's An Analogy

• What happens when you've been driving a fully automatic compact car all your life and you're handed the keys to a Maserati with a manual shift?

• If you own a camera and have tried venturing beyond 'Automatic' Mode, or have played with your menu's adjustments, you probably know what happens...

Something like this...

 

So why learn your camera controls intuitively?

When you have intuitive control over your camera, you can shift your focus away from math & intimidating dials, and start spending time on the things that really matter to you - the creative aspects of photography & the pictures you envision... the real reason you bought your camera.

Here's how one of our members described their frustrations:

"My challenge in a nutshell is I have no idea what the boundaries of what combination of ISO, aperture & shutter speed would work under what conditions, and then proceed to change those factors to achieve the right effect. This challenge is so big that it interferes and sometimes overwhelms the non-technical aspects of my photography..."

 

Introducing the I.C.E.™ Exposure Control Method

My completely new I.C.E. Exposure Control Method allows you to intuitively understand, navigate & set your camera's controls using an unforgettable (and fun) system - no mystery, confusion or complex calculations.

Read as much as you like about terms like aperture, shutter speed, exposure comp, ISO, etc.  - But just like learning to drive a high-performance stick-shift car, book smarts and technical approaches have zero impact if the concepts aren't presented in a way that are memorable or understandable to YOU... and until you get behind the wheel yourself. That's when it's a life-saver to have an instructor in the seat beside you and a intuitive method to follow...

 

Concepts you'll learn in this workshop - once and for all:

• Shutter speed

• Aperture

• ISO

• Exposure compensation

• The exposure modes: Auto, P, Av, Tv, M

• What these are, How, When & Why to adjust them...  intuitively.

 

Who Is This Event For?

This event is for a small group of frustrated and/or mystified photographers with a DSLR or Compact camera. Maybe you're thinking of upgrading to a more advanced camera & want to get a solid understanding & foundation before you invest that money.

If you've ventured beyond your default camera setup, stop endlessly adjusting your settings, only to end up in 'Auto' Mode again out of frustration!

 

 

 

PS: If you're unsure if your camera is suitable for this event, leave a comment below with your camera model & I'll check for you.


* 'Instruction Series' events help members get the skills they need to participate in creative events with confidence.

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  • Al U.

    Hello I.C.E. graduates - I've had a few requests for a followup course, so here it is. FYI, it comes with a full version of the ICE Manual as well, as it's now semi-officially a book: http://meetu.ps/qLVjK

    December 5, 2012

  • Selina

    Unique approach to explain the key concepts and more importantly, great guidance on how to determine and select control settings.

    August 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Al,
    Thank you so much for a great workshop. I have owned my DSLR for approximately 3 years and have read all of Scott Kelby's books and so I knew the basics quite well, but I could not execute my knowledge with confidence and was often letting the camera do most of the thinking. Your patient hands-on advice during our practice shoot led me to have an epiphany after all of these years of how to select the optimal settings. Previously I would select aperature or shutter speed/time value priority and let the camera calculate the corresponding seconds. But you taught us to analyze whether the cameras selected settings will actually work to create the best photo to maintain our vision rather than depending on the camera's often clumsy calculations. Thanks again.

    July 29, 2012

  • Al U.

    Fantastic group; very impressive results guys!

    July 28, 2012

  • Brian D.

    I would love to be there, but I have a family day at the Zoo on Saturday!

    June 24, 2012

  • Al U.

    Hi Michele - this camera control series will likely repeat every month after this, so should not be a problem to get a Sunday date.

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you should happen to decide to run this on the Sunday as well, then I'd love to participate.

    June 22, 2012

  • Al U.

    Julie, Selina - I've opened up 1 space. RSVP if you like. I'll open another later this week, first come first served. Thanks!

    June 20, 2012

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