Photography Lessons...Moving from Auto to Manual Photography

  • July 14, 2012 · 11:30 AM
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You have a state of the arts digital camera with all the latest bells and whistles.

Do you wish you know more about it?

Do you find yourself always shooting on Auto?

Are you overwhelmed by all features of your camera when in manual mode?

,Or do you find your photos are just OK and wish you could use manual like the "Pros" to create that unforgettable photo?

If you ask yourself these questions or just want to your dSLR or advance Point and Shoot.

Join us to learn and network at the "Hands On" Workshop, all about mastering manual photography!


Topics include:

- Getting to know your camera’s controls, settings and menus

- Fundamental exposure variables — aperture, shutter speed, and ISO

- Using apertures and f-stops to control depth of field

- Using shutter speeds to control motion effects

- Using ISO to influence aperture and shutter speed selection

- Putting theory into practice …

- Techniques for improving camera handling and operation

- Practical exercises involving aperture, shutter speed, ISO

- Review of images created during practical sessions


Workshop Requirements:   Each participant is expected to bring a digital camera with a fully charged battery and memory card(s). Because of the many styles and varieties of cameras on the market, participants with specific questions related to the operation of their camera should bring along the user manual for reference to their specific model’s features.

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  • Tamar

    Ginny, I will post the pic that we used in the workshop to illustrate shooting water at different speeds.

    July 27, 2012

  • Tamar

    Joe, check great work, I will check out flicker as well!

    July 27, 2012

  • Joe M.

    I posted some of my photos here. The rest of my favorites are on my flickr page:

    July 15, 2012

  • Tamar

    John, I am glad you got some good shots, the more you practice the
    more the good will outweigh the bad! Please upload and share some of your shots to the the group photos!

    July 14, 2012

  • Joe M.

    Had a great time. I managed to get several good shots. Shot a bunch of bad ones, too!

    1 · July 14, 2012

  • Tamar

    Laura and Crystal email with times you are available and we will work out a time for a makeup class

    July 14, 2012

  • Tamar

    Class participation was great, we got to clarify a lot of questions that members had when trying to use manual settings rather than automatic.

    July 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh, I'm so disappointed! I thought the meetup was at 10am not 11:30am :(

    July 14, 2012

  • Laura

    I was scheduled to go today, but found myself sick this morning. I'm so disappointed. Have fun all!

    July 14, 2012

  • Julia

    I need help with settings and lighting -indoor as well as different times of day outside -hopeing to hook up with someone that can help with that -also -what do you guys use for editing???

    July 14, 2012

  • John M.

    I'll be there. New to meetup and photography. I picked up a used Rebel xti at Southeast camera a couple weeks ago. Just found meetup a couple days ago and discovered this class for tomorrow. Timing!

    July 13, 2012

  • Laura

    Looking forward to the class as well! I can't seem to find how long the class will be. Anyone know? Thanks!

    July 9, 2012

  • Tamar

    Hi Jane, glad to see you where able to take advantage of the open spots and joined the class.

    July 7, 2012

  • Jane Blanchard W.

    Let me know if a spot comes open. Would still love to attend.

    July 3, 2012

  • Tamar

    Great, looking forward to the class! Getting lots of practice taking pictures is the best method of improving your manual photography skills

    July 3, 2012

  • Nancy

    Great, this camera has so much on it that I have to continually refer to the manual. Looking forward to getting to know my abilities.

    1 · June 21, 2012

  • Joe M.

    Cool. Looking forward to it!

    1 · June 18, 2012

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