Exposure 101 Workshop

copyright scenic aperture frank comisarAre you getting better pictures with your cheap point-n-shoot than with your expensive DSLR? Did you get a new camera for Christmas but are overwhelmed by all those dials, buttons, and menu options? Are you confused by Av, Tv, and ISO? Are your pictures frequently too dark, too light, or blurry. If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Fontenelle Forest Photography Club’s Exposure 101 workshop is for you.

Exposure 101 is a half-day workshop designed to teach the basics of digital photography exposure to the novice photographer. At this hands-on workshop you will learn about the relationship between shutter speed, aperture, and sensor sensitivity. You will learn how to read a histogram and how to use it to achieve optimum exposure. We will discuss exposure modes such as aperture priority and shutter priority and teach you when each should be used. And finally, we will set up hands-on case studies where you will use your own camera to put to use what you have learned.

The workshop will take place on February 2, 2013 at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue, NE from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The cost of the workshop is $15 per person. Proceeds  go to support the club. Advance registration is necessary with payment due at the door. To register, contact Kent Brede no later than January 25, 2013.

What to bring to the workshop:

To take advantage of the hands-on portion of the workshop, you will need to bring some basic gear:

      • Digital DSLR and at least one lens, preferably a zoom lens (wide angle to medium telephoto).
      • Tripod
      • Cable or wireless shutter release
      • Camera manual
      • Willingness to learn and try new techniques
      • Notepad and pen

 

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To maximize learning opportunities, each participant should be reasonably familiar with their camera and should come to the workshop knowing how to change from Program mode (P) to aperture priority (Av) and shutter priority (Tv). In addition you should know how to view the  histogram on your camera’s LCD and turn on blinkies. If this sounds foreign to you, then you have some homework to do.

This workshop will be an opportunity to have some fun and learn the fundamental techniques of exposure necessary to make great photographs. Reserve your spot now by contacting Kent Brede.

For more information or questions contact Frank Comisar.

This Week – FNA December 2012 Photo Club Meeting

The meeting this week will be held at the Forest Center at 7:00 PM, on the 20th.

We’re having a potluck dinner with a PowerPoint “show and tell” of member’s photos.  The club will provide an entrée plus soft drinks, coffee and tea. Members should bring a side dish, or dessert, table service and any special drinks desired. Significant others will enjoy this non-technical evening. Please RSVP to Kathleen (katcr@cox.net) by December 17th if you plan to attend have haven’t already signed up. Each member should Email up to three of their favorite photos of the past year by December 14th.

Remember to bring photos for the displays.  Judy Dye needs photos of Birds (for the Forest) and Cemeteries (for the Bellevue Library) for our upcoming photo displays. Please bring unframed, unmated 8 x 10 or 11 x 14 prints to the January and February meetings. Be sure to label the prints with your name and subject, especially the location of the cemetery photos.

See you soon!

Reminder – December 2012 FNA Photo Club Meeting

The meeting will be held at the Forest Center at 7:00 PM, on the 20th.

We’re having a potluck dinner with a PowerPoint “show and tell” of member’s photos.  The club will provide an entrée plus soft drinks, coffee and tea. Members should bring a side dish, or dessert, table service and any special drinks desired. Significant others will enjoy this non-technical evening. Please RSVP to Kathleen (katcr@cox.net) by December 17th if you plan to attend have haven’t already signed up. Each member should Email up to three of their favorite photos of the past year by December 14th.

Remember to bring photos for the displays.  Judy Dye needs photos of Birds (for the Forest) and Cemeteries (for the Bellevue Library) for our upcoming photo displays. Please bring unframed, unmated 8 x 10 or 11 x 14 prints to the January and February meetings. Be sure to label the prints with your name and subject, especially the location of the cemetery photos.