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Beginner Photography E-Book Included! The session starts outside Camera Obscura on Ocean Ave, but we will be on the move so please be on time. There are plenty of public garages nearby that are free for 90 minutes and $2 for the next 30 (Parking Structure 6 is the closest). What you need: -A DIGITAL CAMERA with LENS (DSLR, Mirrorless, etc.) -Camera must have aperture, shutter and manual modes (ask me if you're not sure) -A MEMORY CARD (with space on it) and a FULL BATTERY in your camera! -Comfortable shoes (we will be walking) -An Instagram profile -The desire to take control of your camera! Topics: What is exposure? What are aperture, shutter speed and ISO and what do they affect? How do I blur the background of a portrait? What are good settings for landscape/travel photography? Basic Composition Techniques Helpful Camera Settings Photo App Recommendations Q&A An Instagram profile is highly recommended for participation. We’ll be sharing our progress via the #LABeginnerPhotography hashtag and networking within the group.
Low light photography can be intimidating. Let's talk about how to use ambient and artificial light for long exposure photography at night. Experience level: Beginner/Intermediate I HIGHLY recommend a fundamental knowledge of camera controls and exposure or attending the LA Beginner Photography Workshop prior to attending this class. I will be providing lighting equipment for each exercise. What you need: -Camera with Manual mode (DSLR, Mirrorless, etc.) -A tripod is 100% REQUIRED for this class (recommendation below) -A small flashlight (phone flashlight is fine) -Wider angle lenses are recommended (any range from 16mm to 50mm, zoom or prime is fine) -Knowledge of how to enable your camera's self timer function If you have any questions on what's required, feel free to direct message me. Topics: -How to choose exposure settings at night -Considerations of low light photography -Using artificial light and your imagination Exercises: -Simple long exposure -Light painting (shown above) -Car light trails If you don't have a tripod I highly recommend investing in a quality, stable tripod. Check my kit link below for my go-to tripod recommendation- any cheaper and it's hard to find a stable and reliable one that won't wobble and cause blurry images. It's best to stick to black colors so there are no weird color reflections. This tripod will work with any camera brand. https://kit.com/mattforero/sony-photography-starter-kit