instruction

a day in the field

i manage a meetup group of over 600 outdoor photogs called "take your camera hiking - tri-state area".  take a 4 hour hike with us and learn how to take your photography to the next level.  i specialize in helping beginners get out of auto/program mode and into using aperture and shutter priority modes to maximize creativity.

events:

 

fundamentals

  1. shooting modes - p/a/s

  2. composition

  3. light

 

mechanics

  1. aperature

  2. shutter speed

  3. iso

  4. how all 3 work together

 

camera

  1. focusing modes - single vs continuous

  2. metering modes - spot, center weighted, multi-matrix (evaluative)

  3. AE/AF lock (back button)

  4. file types - jpg vs raw

  5. bracketing

  6. histograms

 

technique

  1. exposure - compensation

  2. tones - mid-gray

  3. white balance

  4. long exposure

  5. tripod & handheld rules

  6. ND filters

  7. HDR

 

cheat sheet