The Pittsburgh Beginners With SLR Camera Photography Grouphttp://www.meetup.com/The-Pittsburgh-Beginners-With-SLR-Camera-Photography-Group/http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/c/e/7/e/global_120712862.jpeg20120519
Finally SLR cameras have come back in vogue again. If you have been using a point and shoot camera for years and decided to get yourself a SLR camera you may be confused by all the controls you suddenly have. Don't continue to use pre-programmed settings on your camera. Learn what the F-Stop, Shutter speed and ISO settings mean and learn how your photos can be much more creative than ever before.
I have been shooting for almost 30 years. I have shot studio, weddings, seniors, sports (including the Steelers and Pirates). My wife, friends, and neighbor kids come to me to help them understand how to use a SLR. I discovered many people have been upgrading to SLRs now that they are under $700 for excellent camera kits. So I thought I would see if others would be interested in learning about using there cameras to the fullest extent.
So if you are excited about your new camera but confused about its capabilities and want to just get out and have fun and learn a little, this group is for you. The groups meetings will stay small so you will get individual attention. I will try to mix up locations and types of shoots so that new things can always be learned.
***** Important Information for New Members ******
In order to really go into detail about how to use F-Stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, and White Balance and how to shoot in all manual mode I need to keep the group down to just four people. This allows for plenty of questions and hands on assistance, any more and its difficult to give you the attention that you initially need. Also, in order to attend lager group meet ups you will need to attend at least one of the Photo 101 meet up events. The Photo 101 is about 2 hours. The cost of Photo 101 is $50 (because of time and small group with individual attention). Also the fee is required to be paid upon reservation via pay pal. If you cancel 24 hours in advance I can transfer the payment to a future Photo 101 course. After you attend Photo 101 you might be interested in Photo 102 which goes into greater depth about white balance, using a gray card and how to make basic fixes in Raw Convertor and Photoshop. Email me if you have questions.