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Understanding Exposure & the DSLR

Understanding exposure and how the dSLR camera interprets light are very difficult concepts beginning photographers have a hard time grasping. This seminar will get you thinking about how your camera interprets light and how to record it properly.

ABOUT THIS CLASS: We will concentrate on how light is translated into a photograph. You will learn...

  • the elements of proper exposure (exposure triangle).
  • how to properly set shutter speed, aperture and ISO to get proper exposure.
  • the difference between correct exposure and creatively correct exposure.
  • the differences between aperture based and time based exposures.
  • when to use priority modes and why.
  • what conditions affect your meter so you can compensate exposure.
  • why you can't fully rely on your built-in meter.

I will also cover...

  • how to use exposure tables and calculators.
  • exposure dynamic ranges and how to extend them.

About the presenter:

Charles "Duck" Unitas is a tattoo artist with a background in graphic design, illustration and commercial photography.
With an emphasys on product photography, Duck shoots mainly jewelry and food products for local small businesses and agencies.
Duck is also active in local photography groups and leads workshops and seminars throughout Connecticut.

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  • 'Duck'

    Currently I do not have the slides formatted for sharing. I'll look into putting something together.

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • 'Duck'

    The app is called "Photo Exposure Calculator" by Efren Junior. It's a free app that I like because of it's graphic interface. It allows you to see all possible exposure settings within a particular lighting situation. I have an Android phone so i am not sure of availability on iPhones or tablets.

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Sue Murray L.

    Duck, Outstanding presentation. You outlined the material in a manner that even I could understand! I'm echoing Henry's request for slides and name of light meter app again. I would definitely be interested in attending other 'advanced beginner' workshops that you host. Looking forward to getting out and implementing this new info! Thanks again, Sue

    March 14, 2013

  • Henry B.

    Duck, this was so helpful. You captured in two hours the essence of dslr photography in a way I can understand it! Thank you very much. It would be helpful if you could send us the slides you used. And what was the smart phone app you mentioned? Do we need that, given that our cameras have a built in light meter?

    Thanks again.


    March 14, 2013

  • 'Duck'

    Thank you to all the attendees. It was a pleasure. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about the lecture.

    I hope everyone walked out knowing a little something more than when they walked in. Feel free to send me any further questions you may have.

    March 14, 2013

    • Melissa

      Duck, I really enjoyed the class last night. I learned on a manual camera in high school and have had my dslr for 2 years and was so intimated with it. Would it be possible to have a copy of your presentation? I hope you continue to do meetups with Milford Photo. My passion for capturing creative images has been awaken again. All the best. Melissa

      March 14, 2013

  • Frank H.

    It was probably the best class that I have attended. The way Duck explained the concepts made it much clearer to me. I learned a lot in this class and can't wait to apply it. I hope he teaches more classes in the future.

    March 14, 2013

  • Jesse T.

    Due to a large amount of signups over the counter there are only 2 spots left in tonight's class.

    March 13, 2013

  • Frank H.

    Looking forward to the presentation

    March 12, 2013

  • Ron L.

    Very happy to be part of the seminar tomorrow.
    See you all there.

    March 12, 2013

  • Jesse T.

    While this is a presentation rather than a workshop I would bring your camera with normal lens. Duck will cover exposure controls and it might help to have your Dslr handy.

    March 10, 2013

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