Beginner/Intermediate DSLR Class Overview
#1 Get you out of AUTO mode ASAP
How to care for your DSLR
Importance of and how to color correct your monitor
What is a RAW file and why should we be using them (detailed explanation)
How to convert your RAW files
Exposure Triangle ISO, Shutter speeds and Apertures/F-stops
How to read light and expose correctly for the scene Manual, Aperture and shutter priority modes (when and how to use each)
How to control white balance in the camera
How to maximize color straight from your camera
Focus modes when and how to use them for maximum sharpness
Flash techniques (Why is it so important to use a flash on a bright sunny day??)
Composition techniques to take award winning photos
When, where and how to print your images
Numerous other great tips and tricks from Christopher
Christopher Balmer has been a photographer for over 30 years and became a full time professional photographer 8 years ago. He has taught photography and guest lectured at BYU-I, BSU, ISU and Eastern Idaho technical college. He also has been the keynote speaker for many bird festivals, Audubon events throughout the Northwest, wildlife seminars and portrait/wedding conferences. He has been very successful in the portrait, fashion, wedding and stock photography industry and currently co-owns a successful portrait studio in Idaho Falls and continues to sell his stock images through Getty images, Istock and many other agencies.
He has been featured in numerous national and international publications over the years and his work has also been featured in many prestigious art galleries throughout the U.S. His knowledge of photography, both in technique and equipment is unmatched in the photography education and equipment industry. Christopher is always ready and willing to share that knowledge with anyone who has a passion to learn.
When it comes to teaching, his passion and excitement is contagious and he will inspire you to take both your love and art of photography to a whole new level you did not imagine you could before. Unlike many instructors and teachers, He believes in sharing and teaching every single aspect of his photography knowledge to you and holds nothing back. During his classes and international workshops, you will often hear Christopher state that he does not want his students to be as good as him, he wants them to be far better than him.