Exposure 1 (of4) - Introduction to Exposure and Manual Mode - Session 3

  • July 27, 2014 · 2:00 PM

7/18 Update... This meetup has been rescheduled for 7/27. 

UPDATE... The meetup location will be held at my home studio, just south of Tomball off of 249 in the Northpointe area. Address will be emailed to those who RSVP. Payment will be handled upon arrival. Cash will be easiest.

Photography is becoming more popular these days due to technology advancements and affordable prices. Camera makers have made photography easy by allowing the camera to do all the heavy lifting for you. And that's great when you need to quickly update your facebook profile with that duck face selfie.

But as you may be finding out, your camera's auto modes are robbing you of expressing the creativity that manual control offers.

What to expect:

The exposure series has 4 parts to it... this is Part 1 of 4.

It is designed for those who are primarily using the fully automatic exposure settings on their camera but wish to explore using the semi and fully manual modes. Or for those wanting the firm foundation that everything else is built upon. If you want to know more about your camera settings and how to use them effectively, this is the place to start.

You've heard the terms... aperture, shutter speed, ISO, f-stops, depth of field, digital noise, exposure compensation, metering, dynamic range, histogram, etc.... but what does it all mean?... And how can all that stuff help you make better images?

Which aperture do I start with? And which shutter speed? Why are my pictures so blurry, dark, or washed out?... and how do I prevent it from happening? What is bokeh and how do I make my pictures have a soft background? I remember having the same questions some 17 years ago and struggling to put it all together.

This class is designed to answer those questions and more in a way that is very easy to understand. And I am confident that you will be confident with using that knowledge immediately following the class. As a matter of fact, you will get the opportunity to practice as part of the class. You will also be given exercises designed to help you to strengthen that knowledge. You will be given a method to help you ease away from the auto modes that limit your creativity. You will need to think about the steps at first, but within a short time this thought process will become second nature and you will be ready for your next challenge. :)

This one class alone can change your photography forever!

See you there!


Experience Level: Any.

Recommended Prerequisites: If you get a chance please glance over the camera manual sections related to aperture, shutter speed, ISO. Identify where these settings are located and how to adjust them on your camera. We will be going over these settings, so it's not mandatory.

Bring with you: Camera / Camera User Manual. If you don't have your camera manual, leave a message here stating which camera (make/model) you will be bringing when you RSVP.

Only RSVP if you are sure you will be attending. If you have guests that would like to attend with you they are welcome. Just add the number of guests attending when you RSVP. Keep in mind that they are treated as a member for the event and there will be an event fee for each person attending.

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  • Brent S.

    Very good. This was a great refresher. Very unique compared to what I have attended before. Scott used audio visuals and it helped bring out the subject matter along with practical exercises using of our cameras.

    July 27

  • Amanda

    Very helpful for a newbie. So much information, but not overwhelming. I am looking forward to more classes!

    July 27

  • Amanda

    Very helpful for a newbie. So much information, but not overwhelming. I am looking forward to more classes!

    July 27

  • Brent S.

    Still haven't received the email with directions.

    July 27

    • Scott A

      I sent using the link to your email in your profile. Please make sure that the meetup email address is the one that you are checking and that it wasn't flagged as spam. I will resend using the same link. Otherwise you can email me at [masked] and I will reply with the info. Thanks! :)

      July 27

    • Scott A

      Have resent the email... please let me know when you receive it. Thanks!

      July 27

  • Scott A

    Just so you know... If you have not had a chance to read over the manual sections listed in the prerequisites, it's no problem. It's just recommended if you get a chance. We will be covering settings in class.

    July 26

  • Dolores P.

    Hi Scott,

    I missed RSVPing yesterday but wanted to join in the meeting this morning (7/26/14). If it is not too late please let me know. If not will you be repeating this at another time. Thanks!

    July 26

  • Scott A

    I am very sorry to inform you that due to an unforeseen situation I will be unable to hold this meetup this weekend. I will reschedule it for next Sunday the 27th. I hope those of you who RSVP'd will be able to attend next weekend. Please update your RSVP accordingly.

    July 18

  • Hari

    Can you pls tell the difference between sessions 1,2 &3? Do they have to be taken sequentially?

    July 18

    • Scott A

      Hi Hariharan! Each of the classes this weekend are identical. It's the only class I am offering at the moment. You the date/time is your option. Many more topics will be available as we go forward. I am still preparing the other classes.

      July 18

    • Hari

      Great. will join the one that's convenient. Thanks for the reply

      July 18

  • sun j.

    thanks, will bring $

    July 14

  • sun j.

    how do I pay

    July 12

    • Scott A

      We will be collecting payment upon arrival. We'll see u then! :)

      July 12

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