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I Just Got a New Camera for Christmas, Now What? Workshop

Yipppppeeeeee!  You got the camera you always wanted for Christmas, you've read the manual and now you wish you really knew how to get the most out of your new, camera phone,  point and shoot or digital SLR.

This is yet another in our Beginner to Intermediate Photography Workshops.  We will focus on the basics of getting to know your camera and how these basic camera settings relate to taking great photos or not.  When to use Automatic Mode or Program Mode will be covered as will Manual Mode.   I will breakdown each of these mode settings into simple concepts.

Once mastered or at least vaguely understood :-), we can then move to configuring auto-focus and how to properly light your images with your camera's onboard flash.

Let's meet at Blue Coffee Cafe in Downtown Durham and discuss these topics over a cup of tea.

Workshop Materials: One handout and I will be white boarding all concepts. Please feel free to photograph my whiteboards to take back home with you for further study. I will also send out any website links discussed during the workshop.

2:00 to 2:15: Meet and greet.

2:15 to 3:00: Discuss when to use certain modes when shooting, i.e., A, M, P, S or A

3:00 to 3:15: Discuss autofoucus

3:15 to 3:45: Discuss proper flash techniques and experimenting with your camera's on-board flash.

3:45 to 4:00 PM

***Try to bring your camera's manual just in case I can't figure out where a setting is.  I am most familiar with Nikon and Canon DSLR camera's, but I haven't met a point and shoot I didn't like.


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  • NCJim

    Nice venue and session on a chilly Saturday. Thanks for permitting the kids to attend. They enjoyed the diversion. Both had fun. I uploaded a few snaps taken by me and Kirby.

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Jim N.

    Anyone have an photos from the after meetup shoot? Jim? Alex? Kirby?

    January 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've got some.

      1 · January 5, 2014

    • NCJim

      Yes, I shall upload a few of the ones that may interest.

      1 · January 5, 2014

  • Jim N.

    Great group of photographers.

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cannot attend today, but am interested in another future session if available!

    January 4, 2014

  • NCJim

    Jim, I am bringing two guests. I have pre-paid the $30.

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • Paula M.

    I could not go tomorrow but I will be in the next one

    1 · January 3, 2014

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