Course Begins: June 17, 2013
“The Basics” is a four week beginner photography workshop designed for photographers who are ready to leave the automatic settings behind them or those who are shooting in manual and aren’t getting the consistent results they want with manual mode. We concentrate on the exposure triangle, proper metering for good skin tones, which metering modes to use and when, white balance, finding good light, getting creative, and beginning composition.
$300/person for full participation
$150/person for study-along
Study-along members will have access to all materials and will be able to read the forum, see others’ assignments, but will not be able to post questions, conversation, or request critique on their assignments. Full Participation students will be able to do all of the above.
Study along seats available.
For more information about our policies and workshop FAQ please click here.
what we cover:
- the exposure triangle
- shutter speed
- white balance
- metering and metering modes
- focus and focus modes
- back button focus
- basic composition
- finding flattering light
what you get:
- weekly lessons and assignments (there is no need to be on line at any specific time)
- accompanying videos
- detailed, personalized guidance each week
- individualized feedback on your assignments
what you need:
A DSLR and a fixed aperture lens such as a 50/1.4, 50/1.8, 35/1.8, or 85/1.8 (for full frame cameras). This is required.
You need two gray cards for the second week. You can print them on your home printer if you can trust the color or you can order them from smugmug for cost. One card is a 12.5% gray card which is NOT commercially available, so you must either print it or order it. The link for the gray cards will be made available in the private forum.
Orlando native Lynne Rigby is a self-taught photographer with a formal background in education. She specializes in beach and lifestyle photography. Lynne is the mom to five kids and is married to her high school sweetheart.
The following photographers also participate in discussions and provide assignment critiques as Teaching Assistants: