|Sent on:||Sunday, August 5, 2012 2:18 PM|
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First – I want to say thank you to the following:
• Members who sent contributions to help keep the group running.
• Members who attended yesterday’s Manual Mode workshop. You guys are real troopers for tolerating the heat and humidity.
• Members who attended all four workshops. I applaud you for coming out and really wanting to learn to take more control of your cameras.
• Boris Gorelik and Daniel Russo – for your help with assisting other members with their questions and concerns.
• Finally – a big thank you to our Professor Brooklyn Born – for volunteering to teach these lessons for free and sharing your knowledge with us.
Second – If you attended yesterday’s workshop, and are new to the group, or did not attend the first three workshops, -- I’m sure you were having a hard time learning about Manual Mode. In the first three workshops, Brooklyn went into much more detail about Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Metering – but he did best in giving a quick tutorial yesterday. We hope that you have a little idea of how these features work together.
Third – The next thing to do is to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!
• Get familiar with your camera!
o Look at your camera’s display and play with it. Navigate around the software of your camera, and see what each feature can do. Learn how to reset your camera.
o Read your manual and learn how to change your Aperture (F/stop), Shutter Speed, ISO and metering.
• My suggestion is to look at the Table of Contents, find these items, read it and then put a sticky note on it for faster reference.
o If you do not have a copy of the manual, go to your manufacturer’s website and download it on your computer.
o If you have a smartphone, you can download it and keep on your phone for reference.
• Read the notes that you took during these workshops and feel free to use the cheat sheet that I gave out. You can also download the cheat sheet from here:
• Go on YouTube and search on tutorials on the features we discussed in the workshops. I found one video about how Aperture works:
• Go outside and shoot photos!! Visit different places with different subjects, colors, lights and shadows. Shoot in all the modes that Brooklyn talked about:
o Aperture Priority (A for Nikon, AV for Canon)
o Shutter Priority (S for Nikon, TV for Canon)
o Manual (M)
• Keep attending more photography meetups! You could meet someone and maybe get some helpful tips.
Again, the only way you will find your photographic style is to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!
Fourth – For those who asked about accessories and models, here are a few that were mentioned:
• Manfrotto Table Top Tripod
• Fisol Tripod
• UV Filters
• ND Filters
• ND Polarizer Filters
• Circular Polarizers
• Gradient ND Filter
Fifth – For those who wanted to see more of our work, here are some links: