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Sony Plaza Arcade
My dear friend Brooklyn Born has volunteered once again to teach some free photography lessons this summer.
During his lesson back in December, he taught us how to shoot in Manual Mode. Brooklyn would like to follow-up with a 4-part detailed series. The item highlighted in the list below is the feature we will discuss at this event:
2. Shutter Speed
4. Manual Mode - that combines all three features
* Some of you may be wondering about a Photoshop lesson, but it will not be posted as an event at this time.
This will be a great opportunity for those members with DLSR / SLR settings on their cameras and have not attended any lessons in the past, or for those who want to refresh their memory. He may also cover other features and techniques that could help you compose and expose better photographs.
Bring pen & paper, and of course – your camera. Also, Brooklyn advises to review your camera’s manual and bring it to the lesson for reference as well.
I spoke with Brooklyn and we decided to remove the limit of spots so that people who really want to attend are able to. This is also a great chance for those who missed the first three lessons and would like to catch up.
Do not be late because it will be difficult for me to answer my phone without disrupting the lesson. In addition, Brooklyn does not like to get his picture taken, so please respect his request.
If you have any questions, send me an email or a text message before the day of the event. Please make sure you identify yourself in your message so I know who you are. Thank you!
*** UPDATE 9/19/11 ***
This Saturday is Brooklyn Born’s fourth and final summer workshop, where we will take the three features we learned: Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO – and control them all in Manual Mode!!!
Currently 89 people RSVPed “yes” for this workshop. Usually we get a turnout of less than 50% of people at our events. If you are not going to show up, please be courteous and change your RSVP to “no” before the 12noon deadline. It would be nice to get a good estimate of how many people Brooklyn and I will actually be waiting for.
Also, bring a pen, a notepad, your SLR/DSLR camera and very important - your camera's user manual for reference. Make sure your battery is fully charged and your memory cards are formatted.
This workshop starts at 1pm sharp, so please be on time. I will not answer any calls or texts after 1pm; this will disrupt the lesson.
Brooklyn and I urge everyone to please review your camera's user manual so you know how to access and change the basic features (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Meter and Focus Modes). We cannot stress this enough! Everyone has a different camera!
Important: Brooklyn is asking that you do not take his picture; otherwise, the workshop will be cancelled on the spot!!!
I cannot promise more or repeated workshops. Free workshops in general are rare and it all depends on the instructor's schedule and willingness.
As Brooklyn mentioned in his notes on the event page, you will not be a pro at Manual Mode after this workshop. You must practice, practice, practice!!! Come to our other events and practice, practice, practice!!! If you can’t make it to some of our events, make time for yourself. Refer to your user manual, go outside and practice, practice, practice!!! Practicing is the only way you will be able to take full control of your camera and enhance your photographic skill.
If you have any questions regarding shooting in Manual Mode, please feel free to post them on our message boards, and our more experienced photographers - like Brooklyn, will be happy to answer them.
*** UPDATE 9/23/11 ***
There is a 60% chance of rain for this event. So, the new meetup location is the Sony Plaza Arcade on 56th Street and Madison Avenue. This event will take place, rain or shine!!