A Crash Course in Camera Settings and Shooting Manually
What you'll learn
- This is a short course for the beginner photo enthusiast designed to help you understand the many advantages of shooting in the manual mode.
- How ISO Affects Image Exposure
- Matching Aperture to ISO for Correct Exposure
- Controlling Depth of Field with Aperture
- Students should have a camera that has the capability of shooting in manual mode. A zoom lens or additional lenses can also be helpful. A computer to be able to transfer your images onto from your assignments is also required to view your images. To get the most from this course, a strong desire to learn as you complete your assignments is also required.
This is a short course for the beginner photo enthusiast designed to help you understand the many advantages of shooting in the manual mode.
You'll learn all about camera settings that can help you get the proper exposure and give you creative control in your photographic images.
One of the greatest advantages in understanding what your camera settings can do is how they affect your images. As an example, say you're doing a portrait and you want to isolate the subject by having your background go out of focus, or you may want everything in the image to be as sharp as possible. Even when photographing action or sports, there may be situations when you want to show a little bit of blur to denote action or you may want to freeze the motion and stop the action.
There may also be certain situations when shooting in the auto mode has advantages. However, unless you understand what your camera settings can do and how they affect your images, shooting in the auto mode can be frustrating. I'll cover these topics and more:
1. Introduction to Course & Assignments
2. Advantages of Shooting in Manual Mode
3. How ISO Affects Image Exposure
4. How ISO Affects Image Quality
5. Assignment - ISO
6. Matching Aperture to ISO for Correct Exposure
7. Understanding the Aperture & Shutter Speed Scale
8. Controlling Depth of Field with Aperture
9. Assignment - Selective Focus & Depth of Field
10. Let Shutter Speed Control Degree of Motion Blur
11. Use Panning for Sharp Subject & Blurred Background
12. Three Factors to Consider in Recording Motion
13. The Lost Art of Holding Your Camera Steady
14. Assignment - Let Shutter Speed Control Degree of Motion Blur
15. Metering for Correct Exposure
16. Setting Your Focus/Metering Point
17. Live View on How Focus/Metering Points Affect Your Exposure
18. I Know What You're thinking
19. Assignment - Metering Points
20. Exposure Compensation
22. One Final Assignment
23. Plus "Bonus" Added in a demonstration in Image Editing as we look at an "Evolution of an Image".
Who this course is for:
- Beginning photo enthusiasts who would like to learn to shoot in manual mode and also learn how camera settings can affect your images and what you can do about it.
Ferdinand Neubauer, founder of "Photofonz" Media wanted to give photo enthusiasts an opportunity to further their knowledge and passion in photography through on-line education. He shares his knowledge and experience from the many phases of photography he has been involved in, from his part time start up when he booked wedding and portrait assignments from their dining room. He built a full time home studio, then moved into a commercial studio space. He operated his studio there for twenty more years before selling his studio. He now spends his time doing occasional assignments and education in the field of photography.
He earned his Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America and the Accolade of Photographic Mastery degree from the Wedding & Portrait Photogs. International. His Award Winning prints have been displayed at Walt Disney’s Epcot Center. Other awards include the Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards.
Whether you are looking to advance to a more professional level of photography as a photo enthusiast or you would like to make photography your career, he has been there and shares his knowledge, experience and his passion for those wanting to get into the wonderful adventures of photography. Where there is never a dull moment.