Techniques for Making Better Photographs w/ Ron Jautz

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Presented by: NYC Digital Photography Workshops

Hosted by: Adorama

Making better photographs is as much about skill as it is about creativity, luck and being born with “a gift”. Yes, you can actually learn to make a better photograph, most of us are not born great photographers, we can however become one. Making a better photographer is a combination of experience, knowledge, technique and creative intuition.

This class is designed to deconstruct the technical barriers that prevent us from making the images we want to make. Somewhere between your creative vision for an image and the actual image is a canyon of technical know how. This class is designed to arm you with the techniques needed to narrow that gap and help you make the leap!

Topics to be covered include:

• Getting proper exposure

• Why you should shoot in RAW

• Lens choice: field of view vs distance to subject

• Proper technique for holding and stabilizing your camera

• Metering mode choice

• Which shooting modes to use and why

• Methods to avoid camera shake

• Minimize noise through proper setting choice using the exposure triangle

• Camera settings to maximize image potential

• Tripod vs handholding: when to use which

• Camera shake vs motion blur

• Techniques for taking the sharpest image possible

• Maximize the potential of any camera

You will come away from this Workshop with a better understanding of best practices for capturing better images.

About the Instructor:

Ron Jautz is a professional corporate and editorial shooter with over 30 years experience. He specializes in photographing people and travels extensively for clients such as Pfizer, Bank of New York, Time Warner, Inc., Walgreens, Canon USA, Seton Hall University, Duke University, Forbes Magazine and Conde Nast. Over the years Ron has photographed presidents and prime ministers, members of Congress and supreme court justices, celebrities, athletes and CEOs. In addition to his commercial work, Ron also shoots fine art, having shown work in Galleries up and down the east coast. Ron now serves as the Co-Chairman of the New York Chapter of the American Photographic Artists (APANY - ( To learn more about Ron and his work, please visit his website at (