Past Meetup

Photography Basics - Intro 101

This Meetup is past

26 people went

Price: CA$20.00 /per person

At The Space

139 Bank Street Suite 200 · Ottawa, ON

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Want to get more out of your camera, planning on buying new gear, own a DSLR and it always stays in automatic mode, this is for you !!

Back by popular demand....

This is aimed at the photographer that wants to get quality images, even without a super expensive heavy duty DSLR. You'll be exposed to the features most commonly found in most modern cameras even many point & shoot models.

My emphasis for this session is not on composition, posing subjects and other elements of picture taking, today it will be all about using your own camera to its max.

The topics I plan on covering will center around the following:

• What a camera sees, but you don’t (and visa versa)
• Getting the right exposure
• Exposure choices: the triangle trade-offs and latitude limitations
• What’s a histogram for?
• Why is my picture blinking?
• Picking the right focal length
• Scene mode secrets
• The colour balance dilemma
• Flash & Fill Flash
• Macro mode

Small sensor, big pictures
While I do have a fancy DSLR, I often only have a simple point and shoot with me and the images I get can rival those others get with very expensive gear. The magic is understanding how to get the most from the equipment you have.

Attendees will also get a digital copy of
Mark Galer's "Essential Skills: Digital Photography in Available Light"

The venue is a lovely meeting area on Bank street and light refreshments will be served.

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IMPORTANT - Have your camera and manual with you, in case we need to so find a special setting or feature so you can be shown how to use it.