10 Steps to Mastering any Digital Camera | March

10 Steps to Mastering any Digital Camera

Date  |  Saturday March 26, 2022

Time  |   9AM – 5PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Denver CO 80204

Cost  |  $264 Non-Member   $240 Members

Instructor  |  Frank Varney

Skill Level  |  All Levels

Tired of always struggling with your camera? Don’t know where to find the setting you want in the menu? You cannot reach your creative potential until you have internalized how your camera works. All digital DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras have similar controls, they might be named something different, or be in another location, or menu, but all camera controls have a certain underlying logic. This workshop does a deep dive into camera controls, proceeding from the basics to advanced knowledge. Learning the 10 step system that I have developed from thirty years of teaching Photography at the College level will provide you with a foundation of knowledge that will allow you to master your current camera, or any camera you might use in the future. This workshop is applicable to all digital DSLR and Mirrorless camera models and makes. Workshop participates will receive a copy of all presentation materials.

Topics Covered Include:

  • The 10 Essential Camera Controls
  • The logic of Menu Systems
  • Understanding when to use different file formats
  • Apertures, depth-of-field, and your Lenses sweet spot
  • Shutter speeds, blurred motion, stop motion and panning
  • The fallacy of sensor ISO sensitivity, does your camera have a variant or invariant ISO?
  • Metering and Histograms explained
  • Which Shooting Mode is right for you?
  • What does Color Balance really do?
  • Drive Modes and their many options
  • How Auto Focus works and how to tame it
  • Selecting the correct Focus Mode for your subject
  • Moving your focus points for better focus
  • Using Manual Focus and Hyperfocal Distance
  • How to properly hold a camera and determine your dominant shooting eye
  • Simplifying and customizing your Camera to your personal style and subjects

Materials Needed:

  • Notebook & Pen
  • Your Camera
  • Camera Lens
  • Camera Battery
  • Memory Card
  • Camera Manual