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Lens Selection, Cleaning and Sensor Cleaning Workshop

  • Aug 13, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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In this workshop, we'll discuss different lenses and the best time to use what lens.  Learn what all those numbers mean on the lens specifications and what lens to use in what solution.  How does the lens affect the composition and what should you consider when selecting the lens.

Most importantly, how to care for your camera sensor, lens and camera.  I'll demonstrate the best way to clean your lens and camera.  I will also demonstrate how to clean your camera sensor.  I'll show you the various tools and solutions for cleaning the sensor as well as demonstrate the steps to take to keep your sensor clean.  We will actually clean a DSLR sensor and lens during the class.

Bring your camera!

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  • Margie N.

    I enjoyed the class and the methods for cleaning the camera gear. I would have enjoyed maybe 15 minutes of being able to try the cleaning stuff. We could have paid a little extra to have the supplies available. I could see more interaction with us all working on the one thing we know about our gear that we thought needed cleaning. We could have networked throughout that time and Alan could have provided expertise. just my insight. thanks, Alan.......

    1 · August 14, 2013

    • Alan L.

      Thanks for the feedback. What would you pay for an extra post-class cleaning clinic? What would be fair? Would it be a group cleaning and I'd walk around and answer questions as they came up?

      August 18, 2013

    • Margie N.

      Alan, I think it is just a difference in how you set your classes up---mostly a one way dialogue to share information vs describing it as a hands-on clinic. Neither is better than the other. They are just different methods. I tend to remember and trust my learning by doing it as a hands-on environment. Similar to the shoots we do as a group. Give and take...learn from each other. I know your skills are much better than mine and I learn from your experience. Having the opportunity to try the skills with you present provides me confidence.. I appreciate what you share and teach!

      August 18, 2013

  • Alan L.

    All good suggestions. I will prepare a handout for my next class and send one to each of you. Thanks for the input.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Linda

    I was thinking the same thing about a step by step handout. I went back over my notes and I may have missed a step. I did, however, get to try out part of my learning right away.... I got a refurbished camera body yesterday. I saw a big black spot on the sensor and felt comfortable to try the first step - blowing into the body first. Thankfully that did the trick... whew!

    August 17, 2013

  • steph

    I agree 100% with Margie. Overall it was a good class, but I went into it expecting a little bit more lens learning as well as cleaning. Although I understand the reasoning Alan has for not you-tubing the cleaning steps, I do think we should have at least gotten a step-by-step guide to take home. It is challenging to take notes and still focus on the actions being performed. I would have liked more information on the lenses, as well. The info seemed rather focused on the high-end gear, which I will not be able to obtain for years to come. I think knowing how to use the lenses we have in various situations would be helpful! The pictures with the colored boxes were helpful though. Perhaps access to the visual presentation would be beneficial. This said, I did learn something and all-in-all, it was a good class, and I would probably recommend it. I think maybe it should be divided into beginner and intermediate (as far as the lenses learning goes). Thanks, Alan and everyone!

    August 17, 2013

  • celarae

    Sorry I won't be able to attend tonite. Next time!

    August 13, 2013

  • Geoff V.

    I might be a little late but I'll be there. Thanks for offering this class Alan. It'll be good to learn something I have been putting off for so long that I have learned right where the dust will be in certain shots. I need a mirror cleaning! Thanks!

    August 13, 2013

  • Donna

    I wish I could but Unemployment cut my benefits by 20% and now I'm REALLY on a tight budget. I hope I can afford the next one because my camera needs a serious cleaning and I'm really insecure about getting in there and messing around. :)

    August 8, 2013

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