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Workshop: Photography 101

Join the Madison Photography Meetup Group and its organizers Adam, Bill, Kris & Katie for a hands-on workshop to help you learn how to use your camera to take better pictures. We will cover the basics to help you understand and control your camera's settings and shooting modes. You'll have the chance to try out these tips during the workshop and ask questions on the spot.

This is the topic that has been requested more than any other. So here's your chance. We're launching a new series of workshops to help you out. Whether you've got an old camera that you'd like to be more comfortable with or a new camera that you'd like to get to know. Bring your camera, we'll provide some props and some exercises to teach you how to get the photos you want. You'll be able to practice during the workshop and take away techniques to try on your own.

Hope you can join us! Feel free to ask questions below, too.

 

Please bring along the manual for your camera as well, and any specific questions you may have.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved the fact that so many of you were willing to share your knowledge. I did get a bit overwhelmed towards the end - but frankly that is good as it means that there was THAT MUCH information!! I've decided to focus on one aspect that I learned and explore that aspect. But the great thing is that I also a bit of an idea of where I can go once I've got my mind around that aspect.
    Again - THANK YOU to the organizing/teaching team!

    2 · September 27, 2013

  • Donna

    I enjoyed this Workshop and learned a lot. Thank you to all the organizers. :-)

    2 · September 21, 2013

  • Megan L.

    I had a great time and learned a lot! Looking forward to more meetups in the future.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for an informative workshop organizers!

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Katie M.

    Great turnout and wonderful to meet so many interested photographers! I've uploaded the slides from the "Shutter Speed" presentation to the album for this meetup if any one wants to refer back to them.

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! I enjoyed helping others learn more about their lenses and cameras.

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative. Very fun. Thank you!

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very helpful for to learn the basics of photography. I am excited to be adventurous and take pictures with the new info I learned. I appreciate that there are people willing teach others and share their talents.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can share my camera with my friend right?

    September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure

      September 21, 2013

  • Janelle

    I may have to scratch on this meetup. I'm really bummed as I was looking forward to it. I really need all the help I can get! Will it be repeated?

    September 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is the first time we're doing something like this. We'll have more coming up, not necessarily the same as this, but eventually we'll do this one again.

      September 17, 2013

    • Janelle

      Oh, thanks Bill. I'm happy to hear that. Have fun!

      September 19, 2013

  • Monika

    Hopefully when my camera is repaired I can do something like this again. I'm very new to photography and would love to learn more.

    September 18, 2013

  • Kris H.

    The session will be split into four stations on composition, aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. You'll rotate btwn each of the stations for hands-on exercises. So don't forget to bring your camera! But if you don't have a camera available, come anyway and get in on the fun. See y'all on Sat!

    September 18, 2013

  • Beth

    hi kris, adam and bill....will this meeting only last an hour as indicated above or is that a typo ?

    September 15, 2013

    • Janelle

      Hey Bill wasn't sure if you saw my note that I have to cancel on this one. I'm totally bummed!

      September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      @Janelle: :-(

      September 17, 2013

  • Adam C.

    For the lighting section of this meeting I am looking to find someone that would be willing to sit for us and have their picture taken.

    If anybody knows someone that would be willing to help us out with this send me a message.

    Doesn't have to be a model or anything, just someone who is comfortable in front of camera, and willing to get their picture taken a lot.

    September 17, 2013

  • Adam C.

    I will have a continuous light system set up so that everyone can easily try out the lighting. This is the cheapest way to get into auxiliary lighting, and also can be replicated with window light. Everybody should be able to take something away from this to improve their photos regardless of skill of type of camera.

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Beth

    eileen....i think pope farms isn't doing the collection this saturday the 21st....BUT they are doing it on the 28th.

    September 16, 2013

    • Eileen W.

      Thanks, Beth. I will give them a call.

      September 17, 2013

  • Monika

    Is this event going to be repeated? I had to send my camera in for repair and wont be able to bring it.

    September 15, 2013

    • Ryan E.

      Monika, I'm sure there will be more of these in the future. It may still be an informative event even if you don't have your camera.

      September 16, 2013

  • Adam C.

    I will be set up at this event with continuous lighting, off-camera flash, and studio strobes. Great opportunity to get some flash experience and improve your photography. Make sure to bring your camera, and your flash if you have it.

    1 · September 16, 2013

    • Donna

      I do not have flash yet. I am looking forward to seeing this though. :-)

      September 16, 2013

  • Eileen W.

    Can't make it. Have signed up for Pope Farms Conservancy seed collection.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Schedule conflict

    September 16, 2013

  • Cathy

    Ok I RSVPd for the Fitchburg group and the 500 X. Why do they have to conflict?

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should we consider bringing in a live model? For portraits for those who are interested?

    September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      :-)

      September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. I'm the new guy but I did want to tell you about the Worldwide 500px Meetup we are trying to put together on the 21st of September from 2:00 until ?.

    Please visit the following link if interested:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/661019253910324/

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Ryan E.

    Hey folks, I will not be able to attend this time as I had accidentally double booked my schedule this day. The other orgs know a lot about cameras so you will be in good hands!

    September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      :-(

      September 11, 2013

    • Janelle

      Thanks so much for your techy help. Sure glad I have my own little "techy" helper inhouse!

      September 11, 2013

  • Marla F.

    I will try to be there. Moving to Madison in a few weeks. Anybody live in the Vilas neighborhood? Looking forward to fall colors.

    September 11, 2013

  • Janelle

    Not sure who to ask, but is there a way to print the Meetup page. I like to have print-outs of upcoming events so that I can keep them as reminders in front of me. When I try to print this page I keep getting a script error. What's up with that?

    September 9, 2013

    • Ryan E.

      You may try file print on your browser. Not sure if that would work properly.

      September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I showed Janelle how to sync her calendar with her RSVPs.

      September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been MIA, but might be able to make this event.

    September 10, 2013

  • Janelle

    Ok, never mind. I think I found the print. Or "print ticket" I guess! Dah!

    September 9, 2013

  • Marla F.

    I will try to be there. In the process of moving to the Vilas neighborhood. Does anyone live nearby?

    September 7, 2013

  • Janelle

    I hope I can make this, barring no out of town plans.

    August 19, 2013

  • Candy

    just what I need

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Adam C.

    I will b there to help out as well.

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there to help out.

    July 18, 2013

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