Past Meetup

“Ditch the Dial” — Sports Photography for the Beginner: with Ralph Thompson

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This Meetup will surely spark interest amongst sports enthusiasts and Canon shooters. Capturing great action and sports photos usually doesn’t happen by accident and Ralph Thompson will be here to walk you through the basics of sports photography so you’re better prepared to get that “killer” shot — whether your interest is sports, wildlife on the move or just getting good, sharp pictures of your kids in the backyard!

Ralph will show you how camera basics, such as aperture and shutter speed, can be used to impact your action images. Another technique Ralph uses to simplify his process is using ISO to manage aperture and shutter speed, without touching the Mode Dial. He’ll also discuss exposure and how to use the “blinkies” (highlight alert) to nail down exposure control and autofocus techniques (including why most pros manually select their own AF point), as well as drive speeds and why youdon’t need to live life at 10 or 12fps to get good action photos.

You may say to yourself, “I don’t have one of those big white lenses pros shoot with.” That’s okay because tonight’s program will show you how to get tight, frame-filling shots with the equipment you already have. He’ll explain other techniques like “B2G” (butt to ground) and why lower is better, along that rule so many great sports shooters live by: Face, Action, Ball.

The fee for this class is $10. To only way to register for this event is to use the following link. There is no RSVP through the meetup. That is why the RSVP shows zero spots available. Space is limited to 40 attendees. Doors will open at 6:15pm.

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