Workshop 101—Digital Photography for Novices/Intermediate: $79
So you bought a digital camera. Now what???
You opened the box and there is the thick, ominous manual! You feel so confused you might as well have read the Japanese section. I think I know what you really want to know, and that is how to understand the basics so you can start taking some great photos!
I’ll go through the important parts of the menus. We’ll talk about jpeg and RAW files… what they are and when to shoot them. File size is important. Will you be printing your photos or just posting them on the web? White balance, color space, focus, exposure modes, and much, much more will be explained so you can understand it.
I am also going to show you some shooting techniques. Many people that have been shooting a long time still don’t know how to hold a camera for a steady shot. I’ll show you and explain the differences when I show you the Four Biggest Mistakes beginners make! We'll discuss composition, focal length, focusing, ISO, shutter speeds, and ƒStops will no longer confuse you! And of course the flash!! I’ll demonstrate why some of your photos are too bright and others too dark.
Requirements: This photography workshop is geared towards students with a DSLR capable of complete manual control that will accept interchangeable lenses. But if you have a “point-and-shoot” and are beyond the Newbies level, you will be fine with this class. Some typical camera models:
Nikon: Any of the D3000, D5000, D7000 series or above, including all full frame cameras.
Canon: Any of the EOS cameras, Rebel, 7D, full frame (5D/6D) series, etc.
This class is open to anyone with any brand of any camera with a desire to learn how to take better photos!
Hardware: Usually about half the students shoot Nikon and the others Canon. I'm a Nikon shooter, but my classes are not brand specific.
Please bring your hot-shoe flash if you have one.
Software: In all my classes you get to see my workflow and watch as images are imported, projected, and refined. I use the latest version of Photoshop, Lightroom, The Bridge, Camera Raw and others. I’ll compare JPEG to RAW and compare their features.
I guarantee you'll learn a lot and be ready to deliver better images to your clients!
Please bring your camera, lenses, flash, manual, and pen and paper. Thanks!