Understanding Exposure Seminar

  • March 24, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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This is going to be a long and in-depth lecture covering a LOT of material. Be prepared to spend about two to three hours with this seminar. Write down and bring your questions with you.


Photo © Bill D

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 SEMINAR: 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.

WHAT TO BRING: Since this is a lecture bring a notepad and pen to take notes. While we won't be shooting, do bring your camera as it makes following along with some of the examples easier (metering, setting ISO/aperture/shutter, etc.).

You can also download and bring with you both the Exposure Calculator and Exposure Wheel found in the 'files' section of this site if you don't have one.

Bottled water will be made available.

ABOUT THE VENUE: This is a secure building we have been given access to. Our member, Angela, has courteously facilitated the use of the conference room for this lecture. Please be mindful that she has to man the security door in order for people to gain entrance and it would be unfair to her to be waiting on people. Please make every effort to arrive within the half hour before the start of the lecture.

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  • tony c.

    hi duck sorry i could make this one hope there will be others

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have two friends who are interested in learning the basics of their dslrs. One lives in Bridgport (Blackrock) and the other in Oxford. Can you recommend any groups for them?

    2 · March 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is specifically what they asked me to ask you. I am not judging them. I see that Milford photo has something.

      March 26, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      Have them check out my "dSLR boot camp" coming up.

      March 26, 2013

  • Angela

    Great presentation and demonstration.

    March 26, 2013

  • Deborah

    I think Duck did a great job teaching the "triangle" of exposure, with ISO, aperture and shutter. I especially watching theories in practice. It was very helpful.

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Knowledgeable instructor. Was mainly review for me, but I learned a few new things. I like to review exposure techniques periodically. I enjoyed the seminar.

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Angela

    Thanks Duck for another informative lecture! I am ready to experiment! Thank you Diane for the cake too!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Debbie M.

    As always...great learning experience! Thanks! And thanks to Diane for a delicious cake!

    March 24, 2013

  • Paul

    Thank you Duck. It was very helpful and I did got a Ah moment :)

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome

    March 24, 2013

  • Mel R.

    thanks Duck!! great seminar. it was VERY helpful to see "in practice" what i knew intellectually. to actually see you changing ISO, aperture and shutter speeds for different outcomes was priceless for me. i think i'll finally get the ISO thing down. and thanks again for supplying the exposure wheels. yours came out MUCH better than the one i did at home!!! great to be with a bunch of people who share the same interest. i'll see you all soon!!

    March 24, 2013

  • Craig S.

    Great meetup, really help me understand a lot more about how my camera reads the light.. plus the cake was really good :)

    March 24, 2013

  • Samuel Cabrera J.

    Outside door locked :(

    March 24, 2013

  • Mel R.

    hi....i just joined, and am attending this seminar. the cost isn't mentioned. is this free for members? thanks!

    March 17, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      This one is free. Due to circumstances, future exposure lectures will carry a minimal fee.

      1 · March 18, 2013

  • Pamela S.

    I had RSVP yes but now will not be able to make it. Hope to make it if it is offered again. Sounds like great info to have.

    March 18, 2013

  • Mel R.

    this sounds great!!

    March 17, 2013

  • Janusz

    Unfortunately I have to work that day

    March 14, 2013

  • michele

    Darn I wish I didn't already have plans.

    February 26, 2013

  • Paul

    Hi Duck. I been to your previews Exposure Class. My daughter became curious about photography. I think this class explains the basic to understand

    February 22, 2013

  • Erin

    I hope this happens again, I have a birthday dinner to attend

    February 17, 2013

  • Angela

    No problem. I am sorry I can't compete with Diane's chocolate cake but I can make popcorn and coffee for all to enjoy!

    February 16, 2013

    • 'Duck'

      Ooh, popcorn's too messy. However, coffee will be appreciated by people.

      February 16, 2013

  • 'Duck'

    Thank you Angela, for making the conference room available to our members.

    February 15, 2013

  • Irma

    Great...this is something I need to learn! Look forward to meeting all.

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't wait!

    February 2, 2013

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