Better Photography -
Mastering Exposure - DIG 210
Instructor: Tim Neumann
You’re well on your way to being a more thoughtful photographer. You’ve mastered all those little buttons on your DSLR, and you’re starting to stare down the Manual Button. Let’s take that to the next step; let’s begin to really Master Exposure. Let’s move beyond simply getting a technically correct exposure, and work our way to that “creatively correct” exposure.
Photographers that get those elusive, impactful images, use a well founded knowledge of exposure choices to work their way to exactly those shots. They consider the possible ranges of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO available to them, and they very selectively choose the settings that will yield the final image result they are after.
In this course we will explore exactly that approach, and the thought process behind working your way to a more impactful, well exposed image. Exploring various aspects of exposure combinations, and how they can dramatically effect the difference between an average image and a striking capture.
Throughout the course, we will explore:
- One last look at exposure settings
- Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and the exposure triangle
- Working the ranges
- Which control has priority in your image
- Beginning to think in terms of creatively correct exposures
- Working with shutter speeds to achieve specific effects
- Shutter speed characteristics and limitations
- Working with aperture setting to achieve specific effects
- Aperture setting characteristics and limitations
- Working with ISO to establish a working range
- ISO setting characteristics and limitations
- Determining ISO characteristics for your camera(s)
- Not necessarily exposure, but needing exposure all the same
- White balance, a balanced approach
- Color space from beginning to end
- Dynamic range explored
- Preview screens, it’s a matter of trust
- Specific displays, specific purposes
- The Histogram for mere mortals
- And then there was light
- Composition matters, but light is king
- A tour of images and approaches
- Expanding capability and range
- Taking control over the light
How do I know if this class is the right class for my level of interest and/or expertise?
General exposure and camera knowledge is recommended for this class.
If you are a beginner, try Photo 101 for a great introduction to cameras and exposure!
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Feel free to bring your camera and lenses to ask questions!
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
You may request a refund up to two days before the class. For example, your class is on a Saturday, you have until the Thursday before to ask for a refund. Refunds requested the day before or day of the class, will be dealt with on a case by case basis, and are subject to processing fees.