Photography Essentials: Zero to Sixty
What you'll learn
- Students will learn how to build an exposure manually and understand how the camera adapts to light
- Learn how the focusing system operates and be able to acquire focus on both action and non-moving subjects.
- Understand how color temperature works and how to adapt to it.
- Learn exercises that will put exposure, color, and focusing tips into practice.
- Must own an interchangeable lens camera.
Photography Essentials: Zero to Sixty is the complete introduction to photography course for any new photographer with any camera system. This class is designed for hobby and enthusiast photographers who want to control their creative output with an interchangeable lens camera. We will cover exposure theory, which is the understanding of light in an environment, the tools your cameras has to adjust to this light, such as aperture, shutter, and ISO, and how to make creative decisions in a variety of lighting conditions; focusing essentials, which is how the camera finds and acquires focus, how it tracks subjects, and how to manipulate your focusing system to acquire focus on the right subject; white balance, which is the color of a light source and how your camera adapts to it; and we will cover the essentials of editing. Each section will include a discussion on the theory currently on topic, a mechanical demonstration of how to control this particular aspect of photography, and lastly a practical shoot where you will accompany me in the field as I put our new skills to the test. With four hours of material this course will get anyone off the ground and shooting great images immediately.
Who this course is for:
- Students new to photography.
I have worked as a photographer and photography instructor for 15 years. Today I teach courses on a variety of topics, including macro, wildlife, exposure theory, videography, and studio lighting. In the past few years, I have been a guest speaker for photographic societies and travel expositions. As the owner of The F Stops HEre I have written three books and performed private consultations. I hope to inspire and challenge you to grow your artistic pursuits, using the technology of cameras.