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Photography 102 Mastering Your Camera

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Photography 102Mastering Your Camera

Brought to you by:

Jason KirbyOwner of The Right Light Photography

Instructor for San Diego Photography Classes

http://www.SanDiegoPhotographyClass.com

Brought to you by:Rob Szajkowski (shy-cows-ski)Freelance Commercial Photographerhttp://www.balancedigital.com

Instructor for San Diego Photography Classeshttp://www.SanDiegoPhotographyClass.com

Introductions

What would you like to get out of this class?

What kind of camera do you have? What type of photos are you

interested in taking?

Your Camera

Compact/P n’ S or DSLR

Lets Get Started!

EXPOSURE MODES

Camera Dial

Canon Dial Nikon Dial

PROGRAMS

Camera Select Both Shutter & Aperture

SHUTTER PRIORITY

S or TV Mode on your camera

You Select The Shutter Speed

Your camera’s light meter will evaluate the light and select the aperture

APERTUREPRIORITY

A or AV Mode on your camera

You Select The Aperture

Your camera’s light meter will evaluate the light and select the shutter speed

MANUAL AMODE

You Select The Aperture and the Shutter Speed

Your camera’s light meter will evaluate the light and let you know when you got the

right exposure

UNDERSTAND

EXPOSURE

Four Variable to Consider

1. Visualize what you want to shoot2. Brightness of the scene3. How long and how much4. The sensitivity of your sensor

1. THE BRIGHTNESS OF

THE SCENE

Measured by your camera’s light meter

Light Meter

2. COMBINATION VARIABLES

HOW LONGHOW MUCH

Shutter speed

Aperture

2. COMBINATION VARIABLES

HOW LONG

Shutter speed

Measured in time values

Fast Shutter Speed = 1/4000th of a second

(outdoors with lots of sunlight)

Medium Shutter Speed = 1/250th of a second

(indoors or outdoors, it is the max shutter speed when using a flash)

Slow Shutter Speed = 1/10th of a second

(usually indoors with low light)

STOPPINGOR

BLURRING

Shutter Speed

Hands On Activity!

Lets Go Outside!

Time For Some Football

2. COMBINATION VARIABLES

HOW MUCH

Aperture

Measured in aperture values orf-stops

Aperture

Hands On Activity!

Lets Shoot Some Objects!

Work on Depth of Field

3. SENSITIVITY OF THE SENSOR

Measured in ISO

The Digital Sensor

ISO Comparison

100 ISO vs 6400 ISO

Aperture=f/9Shutter Speed = 1/320th

Aperture=f/2.8Shutter Speed = 1/30th

ISO

Hands On Activity!

Stay in Your Seats For This One

Too Dark? Brighten it up

Camera Dial

OVER & UNDER

EXPOSURE COMPENSATI

ON+/-

CHANGING THE

CAMERAS METERING SYSTEM

Auto White

Balance

 

Fortunately, most digital cameras contain a variety of preset white balances, so you do not have to deal with color temperature and green-magenta shift during the critical shot.  Commonly used symbols for each of these are listed to the left.The first three white balances allow for a range of color temperatures.  Auto white balance is available in all digital cameras and uses a best guess algorithm within a limited range-- usually between 3000/4000 K and 7000 K.  Custom white balance allows you to take a picture of a known gray reference under the same lighting, and then set that as the white balance for future photos.  With "Kelvin" you can set the color temperature over a broad range.The remaining six white balances are listed in order of increasing color temperature, however many compact cameras do not include a shade white balance.  Some cameras also include a "Fluorescent H" setting, which is designed to work in newer daylight-calibrated fluorescents.

Custom

Kelvin

Tungsten

Fluorescent

Daylight

Flash

Cloudy

Shade

EXPOSURE BRACKETING

Bracketing

Hands On Activity!

ON CAMERA FLASH

On Camera Flash

Hands On Activity!

Don’t Forget…

Practice, Practice, Practice

Share, Critique, Enjoy

Class Picture

Evaluations

Questions