Online Live Workshop - Mastering Exposure

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  • This is an online class using the Zoom meeting and classes application.

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This comprehensive online workshop runs in two parts according to following schedule: Wednesday and Friday from 11:30am to 1:00pm, July 15 and 17 respectively, and is limited to 8 students. The workshop is designed and taught by photographer Dave Strauss, and will improve your understanding and application of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

In most commonly used modes, your camera makes decisions for you by selecting values for aperture, shutter speed, and/or ISO based on algorithms that may or may not comport with your creative intentions. This two part online workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced photographers who want to venture beyond the automatic modes in order to expand creative options and improve photographs. Since you’ll be learning how to tackle many challenging situations by controlling aperture and shutter speed, you’ll need a DSLR, mirrorless intechangeable lens camera, or medium format camera for the workshop. (Note: Point & Shoot cameras are not well suited to this class.)

Dave will take you on an exploration of the fundamentals - including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and focus/depth-of-field - through lecture, slide presentation, demonstrations, and camera-in-hand exercises. At the end of Session 1, you’ll get homework shooting assignments that help you learn and internalize techniques covered in the session. You’ll be asked to email your best shots to Dave prior to part 2 of the workshop, and these images will be reviewed and discussed during the second part of the workshop.

PREREQUISITES: Please be sure you are familiar with your camera’s basic controls and functions. You’ll be asked to set shooting mode (usually Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual) and you should know how to set aperture, shutter speed, and ISO values.

ZOOM CONSIDERATIONS: For this online course, we’ll be meeting up from the comfort of our own homes using the Zoom video meeting application. Desktop or laptop computers with big screens work best. Even better, link your computer to your TV for the largest image possible. Using a tablet, iPad, or (horrors!) a cell phone will be frustrating. We will also schedule a short Zoom orientation a day or two prior to the class for those that are new to Zoom or want a refresher. This will help us get started the day of the class efficiently, so we can jump right into the learning (as opposed to troubleshooting!).