Manual Mode & Exposure

This FREE workshop will educate participants on understanding exposure through the thorough understanding of manual mode on their cameras. This session will unleash creativity and eliminate fears of manual mode and allow the photographer to make choices (rather than the camera) for the best possible image. We will explore several topics ranging from aperture selection to histogram understanding. This class is heavily suggested for those continuing on to the lighting workshops.

• Understanding aperture choices and depth of field & bokeh
• Shutter speed, white balance and maximum sync speed
• ISO and RAW image amplification
• How digital cameras use memory and tricks to help reduce sensor noise

The class consists of lecture, hands-on time, as well as several handouts. The session will also include time for participants to take images with their cameras to explore topics covered during the workshop. It is suggested they being in their equipment for the class so they can try things as they are discussed.




After this class, Studio MLP will be hosting a more in-depth "Basics of Lighting" class. This is a PAID event. Please go to the Studio MLP Meetup page to sign up!

For those that are attending the manual mode & the lighting class I have a little extra treat. I have purchased the "LensAlign" system for calibrating the focus of your camera. Between the 2 classes and throughout the remainder of the day people are welcome to use it to get the autofocus of their cameras tack sharp (this is for those DSLR models with the micro-focus adjustments settings like the D300 and so on). I think most cameras have this setting. I will be demonstrate how to use it.



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  • Chuck Griffin

    Thanks guys, job well done!

    May 17, 2010

  • Chuck Griffin

    I really enjoyed myself and had a great time. Scott's power point presentation was wonderful, the handouts had tons of info and a place to make notes. And the ability to respond to most questions with a detailed answer should not be underestimated. I had a great time and learned some tips and tricks I was having issues with.

    May 17, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for sharing critical information on the balancing act between aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Scott's explanation of Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual Exposure brings it
    "all together." This work shop is necessary for photographers that are too comfortable in the Program Mode. It is a huge confidence builder. Hands on during the class was very helpful.
    It's a great feeling to finally have control of your camera...being able to choose your own settings for the best shot.
    I am looking forward to attend more of your classes.
    Thanks again!
    Mary

    May 17, 2010

  • Michael Thomas

    Scott...Awesome job! Covered alot of ground, and presented very well!!

    May 17, 2010

  • Ed Randell

    lots of great information. I really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere, and the chance to use the basics duringthe meeting. My thanks to all the beautiful models who put up with us LOL. The only thing i would have changed would br to caution people to bring there own chairs. I did get a email later in the week but missed it.

    May 17, 2010

  • Dan Berres

    Lot of preperation Good job

    May 16, 2010

  • Roberta

    I just want to say Thanks for having this great info session. I just wish that I didn't have to leave early.

    Roberta

    May 16, 2010

  • Michael Lee LaPointe

    Great job, Scott!

    May 16, 2010

  • Reed Bonneville

    Great learning experiance, wish we touched a little more on custom white balance, will learn to use my histogram readings instead.

    May 16, 2010

  • Eric Slifer

    PowerPoint, Hand-outs, immediate practice break-outs!! What's not to rave about! These guys put on a great show!! Learned lots!!

    May 15, 2010

  • Armando M.

    ! had fun and also a great experience refreshing about the manual settings
    shooting portraits thanks again for this free workshop.

    May 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful overview! Very well organized and presented. Scott is a great instructor and very smart. I felt like I learned a lot today!

    May 15, 2010

  • Scott Detweiler

    Yes. Immediately after this class is one on basic lighting. The models for the lighting class will be on hand for the manual mode workshop as well. However, most of the planned break-out sessions will not require beautiful people.

    April 1, 2010

  • Dan Berres

    I know afterwards there will be a hands on time and I hope there will be a model or two.

    April 1, 2010

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