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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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  • Mike F.

    Glad I waited a few days to rate. Not that I would have rated poorly but with the amount/complexity of the info Duck presented, my head was spinning and I quite honestly didn't know how to rate the class. After a few days of shooting/practicing in different environments, I find that I have a much better understanding of how to use ISO, shutter speed and aperture to get the shot I want. I feel that the info, the way in which it was presented, and actually digging into the manual have really helped me begin to build the foundation Duck was speaking about. Now that these concepts are not so foreign to me, I would actually consider repeating this class. I think I would get even more out of it a second time. Thanks to Duck and MP!

    May 28, 2013

    • Dana

      Mike, my husband asked me how the class went; I told him that had I gone in knowing nothing, my head would have been spinning. So I totally understand your point of view! Thankfully before taking this class, I had a basic knowledge of ISO/Aperture/Shutter speed and was able to take what I knew and use Duck's presentation to build on it. I actually think the class was more useful BECAUSE I already had some basic knowledge. If you repeated this class, I bet you would get a lot more out of it now that you've had time to practice!

      May 28, 2013

  • Andy B.

    Duck, great class! Time to pratice........

    May 24, 2013

  • Lorraine N.

    The class was great. Duck was very patient. I learned a lot. Now I just have to put it all together.

    May 24, 2013

  • Bruce

    Great meeting- the two hours flew by.

    May 24, 2013

  • Iwona Z.

    Please reserve spot for me. I will call and pay over the phone.

    May 17, 2013

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