Learning the Exposure Triad (Playing With Various Camera Modes)

I'm not sure if there's interest here but due to feedback from the last street workshop, it was suggested to review the "Exposure Triad" to participants that never heard of this.    I thought it was a good suggestion.  I'll be going to help one person but others are welcome to attend.

WHAT:

We meet at the World Exchange plaza where we learn by experimenting with the three most critical components to photography:

1.  Shutter Speed

2. Aperture

3. ISO


The end result will allow you to use all your camera modes to achieve your creative vision.  We will shoot and chimp (looking at the back of your camera) at various subjects in shutter priority (S or Tv mode), aperture priority (A or Av mode) and full manual.   You will understand what ISO is and how to use it to your advantage in various situations.  You will learn by SEEING the result of your efforts and I'll guide you with various examples / scenarios. 

This is very informal.  You will be using your own camera to learn.  If it rains, we can play inside the plaza.

This is not a street photography event.

RESOURCE LINK


EQUIPMENT:  

Any camera that has a manual setting.  
Any lens.
Tripod would be handy but we can improvise if you don't have one.


TARGET AUDIENCE:

If you just bought a camera for the first time, you'll feel right at home. 


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  • Arlene

    Awesome to meet everyone at this workshop! As usual, Jeff, it was perfect for me to understand more and more about the exposure triad. Here are a couple of shots from the overcrowded the bus - you can see I still need work - shooting from the hip is tricky! Asking for permission to shoot is ridiculously difficult! LOL

    May 16, 2014

    • Jeff G.

      I am very happy I was able to help. On your second point; this meetup wasnt about Street Photography but as a past workshop participant of mine, I see you are really pushing yourself. Kudos to you!!!!

      1 · May 16, 2014

  • roselyne l.

    Great workshop! The exposure triangle explanation seems a little clearer now...but I would do another one anytime! Thanks Jeff

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Martyna

    The meetup was great. Big thanks to Jeff for organizing it and giving us his time and patience. I've learned a lot and spent very pleasant eavening with new friends, fellow photographers. Martyna

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Jeff G.

    Should it rain tonight, this meetup will still continue. I have a spot we can work inside the Exchange Plaza. This will be a 100% hands on meetup. I have setup a few fun exercises that are designed to instantly show you the exposure triad concept using your own camera. Your photography is about to change forever. :-) Reminder that we will meed at the front steps of the exchange plaza for 6pm. At 6:10pm we will be moving up to the food court where I will take a couple of photos and instantly show you the results on my laptop before I set you guys free and start to ask questions about your own cameras. My cell phone is[masked] incase you need to reach me.

    May 15, 2014

    • Jeff G.

      Front steps (metcalfe side)

      May 15, 2014

  • Kathy

    Jeff, So sorry but I am unable to attend Thursday evening. Can't be on my feet for any period of time. Unfortunately I'm wrapped in bandages from toes to knee and get daily IV's at home ! Sure hope you do this again though !

    May 14, 2014

    • Jeff G.

      Sorry to hear. I had the same thing happen to me when I ran into poison parsnip during a model shoot. Horrible times. Had the portable IV, daily bandage changes on legs bla bla. Get well soon.

      May 15, 2014

    • Kathy

      OMG. Sounds awful. Unfortunately this isn't an exposure to an irritant problem though!

      May 15, 2014

  • Kathy

    Does anyone know if parking is free at World Exchange after 600 pm ?

    May 13, 2014

    • Jeff G.

      According to google, it's $6.00 for the evening. (after 6pm) I don't know what will happen if you punch in at 5:59pm though. If you guys are a bit late for this reason, I don't mind.

      1 · May 13, 2014

    • Kathy

      Thanks Jeff

      May 13, 2014

  • Arlene

    Jeff, I have been having some serious problems with exposure of late - b & was well, but not as much. The timing of this impromptu outing is perfect.
    As a newbie to photography, your classes ROCK. I adore street photography and it is attributed to your class.
    I am sure your assistance will help me with the exposure roadblock and I'm not good with a tripod.
    I almost always use aperture mode and manually focus. I find auto focus searches too much and not on my subject.
    That being said I use shutter mode for moving subjects and manual for stills. Most pix are crisp but way over exposed more than under exposed. I'm presently not post processing very much as I'd like the photos to be great SOC.
    See you Thursday

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Germain

    G'day eh! What time do you figure it will finish? I have to be back by the Costco on Cyrville by 8:30 for a meeting. Thanks

    May 13, 2014

    • Jeff G.

      I'd guess about an hour to go through all the little experiments I have planned. This is a very relaxed / informal meetup so you can leave when you wish.

      May 13, 2014

  • roselyne l.

    This is a great topic for beginning..Thanks Jeff

    1 · May 12, 2014

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