Mastering Exposure & Focus - Merry Beach
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The technology in today's cameras is so excellent, that you could be excused if you wanted to keep the camera permanently set to Auto mode. However, it order to be truly creative with your photography you need to switch it off of Auto and take control of your exposure and focus.
This workshop is all about getting to understand and be comfortable with, the exposure and focus settings in your camera.
MASTERING EXPOSURE AND FOCUSING CONTENT:
Day 1 - Exposure
Day one is all about learning and mastering the exposure settings of your camera. As we cover each topic we will put it to practice out and about Merry Beach
- Understanding Exposure and Correct Exposure
- Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO
- Camera's Metering Modes
- Depth of Field, Motion, Noise
- Exposure Compensation
- Exposure Bracketing
- Exposure Lock
- Expose to the Right
Day 2 - Focusing
Day two of our workshop is concentrated on ensuring your images are in focus (unless of course you make a creative decision to blur them)
- Understanding your camera's focus points
- Selecting the Focus Area
- Moving Focus points
- When to use the various focus modes
- Focus and Recompose
Day 3 - Putting it all together
Day three is all about applying the concepts we covered in the first two days. We will wonder around Merry Beach and Pretty Beach practising the various camera settings to achieve the required depth of field, and focus.
Accomodation is not included. Please hold off booking your accomodation until you receive a confirmation that the minimum level of bookings have been met. This will ensure you will not be charged any cancellation fees for your accomodation if the Workshop does not proceed.
A basic amount of fitness is required for this workshop. We will be walking short distances on level ground.
A basic understanding of your camera and navigating the menus is essential. Having your camera manual on hand will be valuable.
Workshop size will be between 4-6 students. We limit our workshop sizes to create a more individual learning environment.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
- Your Camera! The bare minimum is a camera that can has manual and aperture priority exposure settings.
- Spare camera battery and charger
- Appropriate clothing
Tea, coffee and snacks
As with any workshop, unfortunately we are unable to control the weather or the availability of wildlife. The workshop will proceed in the event of inclement weather and we will endeavour to do our best to locate local wildlife.