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Manual Exposure This workshop is designed to get you familiar with the manual exposure mode on your camera so you can take complete control of your camera and be independent of automatic and semi-automatic modes. This workshop teaches shutter speed, aperture, and ISO in-depth, and how they work together and balance each other to achieve a properly exposed image. You will learn how to adjust each of these functions together and use your camera's built-in light meter to properly balance them for an optimal exposure. We will also cover advanced camera features so you can achieve the highest quality image possible in any situation. Manual exposure opens the door to many more photographic possibilities so you can get the shot you want in any lighting environment. This workshop is part classroom instruction with powerpoint and demonstrations integrated with outdoor camera exercises. If you have already taken our Introduction to Photography 101 Workshop, this class is the perfect follow up and will include some review and a ton of new information to get you moving forward in your photographic journey. This is a content-rich class, so we recommend bringing a notebook and a pen. We will provide handouts for you to follow along and take notes. This workshop covers: • Review from 101 workshop • Viewfinder features • Advanced camera features • Understanding and using manual exposure • How to read and use the camera's histogram • Using the camera's built-in light meter • Controlling motion and depth of field • Taking control of auto-focus • Metering modes • Image formats • White Balance • Tripods • Lens filters • Tips and tricks Bring your camera, lenses, battery, and memory card. We will have water and coffee available, but feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages if you wish. This class is 3 hours with a short break half way through. Refund Policy: • This class requires a minimum of 5 reservations to commence. If we do not receive the minimum number of RSVPs by 3:00 PM on the day before the workshop, the workshop will be cancelled or rescheduled, and payments will be immediately refunded. • We will gladly process a refund if you cancel more than 24 hours before the workshop. If you cancel within 24 hours or do not show up to the workshop, you will not receive a refund.
Introduction to Photography This beginners workshop introduces the fundamentals of photography during a walking tour of the beautiful Presidio Park. If you just bought a camera or are new to photography and want to learn how to take beautiful photos, this workshop is for you. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of exposure and composition techniques that will open the door to endless photographic possibilities. This is a hands on learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to capture beautiful photos of one of San Diego's most scenic areas under the instruction of experienced professional photographers. This workshop will cover: • How your camera works • Lenses • Camera controls and functions • Lens filters & accessories • Equipment care • Using shutter speed to control motion • Using aperture to control depth of field • Basic composition techniques This workshop takes place outdoors and involves a little walking, so we recommend that you dress comfortably. Don't forget to bring your camera, lenses, charged batteries, and memory cards. We recommend that you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera with shutter priority and aperture priority modes. We do not rent equipment. Notes: The price for this class is $79 and payments must be made when you arrive at the workshop. If you purchased a deal voucher for this workshop through Groupon or Living Social, please bring and present your printed or smartphone voucher when you arrive at the workshop. We do not enforce expiration dates on deal vouchers. This workshop requires a minimum of 7 people to commence. If 7 people do not sign up for this workshop by 5:00 pm on the day before the workshop, the workshop will be canceled. If you are an attending member and you cannot make it to this class, please change your RSVP to "not going" so that a waiting member can take your spot. If you joined the waiting list for this class, you will be automatically added to the attendance list only if an attending member changes their RSVP to "not going." If you do not get to attend this class, please feel free to sign up for a future date.
Outdoor Portrait Lighting If you ever wanted to take beautiful, professional quality outdoor portraits, this workshop is for you. This workshop will teach you how to use various professional outdoor lighting techniques combined with portable lighting equipment to light your model for flattering professional quality portraits in any situation. This workshop will cover using natural light and flash with reflectors and diffusion panels, as well as on and off-camera flash to light your model. We will cover a variety of popular lighting patterns from flattering beauty lighting to dramatic split and Rembrandt lighting. You will also learn how to achieve a proper exposure both on your model and the background in a variety of lighting situations. These techniques will allow you to create stunning, well-lit portraits in any outdoor environment at any budget. A professional model will be present for demonstrations and practice. This is a wonderful opportunity to get some excellent shots for your portfolio. We will start this workshop in the afternoon so that we can work up through the golden hour and use sun's direction to better understand how to adapt to each lighting situation. We recommend that members have a DSLR or mirrorless camera and a good grasp on aperture priority mode or manual mode before attending this workshop. Required Equipment: Camera, lens (telephoto recommended), memory card, fully charged batteries. We will bring lighting equipment to demonstrate and for everybody to share; however, if you wish to bring your own lighting equipment, feel free. Additional Info: If you are interested in purchasing lighting equipment, here are some links to some inexpensive equipment we recommend to get started. Neewer 110CM 43-Inch 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Round Light Reflector (http://amzn.com/B002ZIMEMW) Neewer 47"x71" 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Oval Light Reflector (http://amzn.com/B00GNV226K) Yongnuo Speedlite Flash (http://a.co/50c09Sx) Yongnuo Wireless Flash Triggers (http://a.co/4dLX1Z3) Neewer 32"x32" Protable Foldable Off-Camera Flash Soft Box Kit (http://a.co/8tdvwoe) Neewer 6ft Light Stand (http://a.co/18mRegm) Sekonic L-308s Light Meter (http://a.co/0rnsV6Z) or Sekonic L-478D-U LiteMaster Pro (http://a.co/1inKpVH) 12"x12" Inch Collapsible 18% Gray Card (http://amzn.com/B00HT9MA1W) Join us for this lesson in one of the most popular areas of photography and take the next step in becoming a better photographer. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to call or email us. [masked] [masked] Refund Policy: • This class requires a minimum of 5 reservations to commence. If we do not receive the minimum number of RSVPs by 3:00 PM on the day before the workshop, the workshop will be cancelled or rescheduled, and payments will be immediately refunded. • A refund will be provided if you cancel at least 24 hours before the workshop. If you cancel within 24 hours or do not show up to the workshop, you will not receive a refund.