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Workshop 1A
Beginner DSLR / Mirrorless (Get OFF of Auto!)

Prerequisite: A desire to learn the most important "technical" features of your camera!
Looking for a more advanced class? See Workshop 2

Looking for a non-technical, introductory class?
Join the Photowalk Class!
  • Basic camera care and rules (scrolling through the menu, using the short-cut buttons, basic camera functions, the proper method of changing lenses & keeping everything clean, formatting the memory cards, adjusting the diopter, keeping the camera stable with or without a tripod, etc.)
  • Learning what the numbers mean on the lenses
  • The basics of Focal Length & why it is so important
  • Filter basics
  • Optical viewfinder vs Live View Shooting!
  • Basics of the exposure meter
  • Introduction of the exposure triangle & the mode dial ("Auto", "Scenes", "P", etc.)
  • ISO Speeds (Introduced)
  • Shutter Speeds (Introduced)
  • Aperture sizes / F stops (Introduced)
  • Capturing an image that isn't too dark or too light (Exposure compensation)
  • Capturing an image that isn't too dark or too light while using your FLASH (Flash exposure compensation)
  • Special features of YOUR camera
  • Assignments to practice during the class
  • A custom-designed booklet (& camera cheatsheet) that reinforces what you learned

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