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Intermediate DSLR Workshop


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This particular workshop is an intermediate level group class, where we will be building off of the materials covered during our introductory workshop. While our first workshop broke down the basics of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, this workshop will go more in-depth into those concepts, teaching you more about depth of field, composition, and how to use different forms of light to flatter your subject. We will also cover the topics of proper white balance and metering modes, which go hand in hand with more advanced lighting techniques. We will be using reflectors, speedlite flashes, and potentially even location strobes to create our own lighting, rather than relying on natural sources to capture your shot. We will be evaluating your ability to adapt to changing environments and new techniques to get the shot you need, when you need it.

This will definitely be our most interactive, hands on workshop to date. Everyone in attendance should have a strong grasp on how to shoot in Manual mode exclusively, and any lecture portion will be limited to a quick overview of what the Intro Workshop already covered. This group workshop is strictly limited to 10-15 people so that we can provide each person with the attention they deserve. The only requirement is a desire to learn and a DSLR camera. The cost of this workshop is $75, and tickets must be purchased before the day of the event. During this workshop, we will ask you all very simple, yet incredibly important questions that you may want to start thinking about ahead of time: What do you hope to achieve with your photography? Is your intention to someday shoot on a professional level, or do simply want to be able to take impressive portraits for yourself and your family? If you do want to shoot on a professional or somewhat professional level, is your goal to submit fine art photography to art shows, photograph weddings, or even open a portrait photography business? There is no right or wrong answers to these questions, they will simply help us to determine the best way for each of you to proceed with your education in the art of photography, and give you our best recommendations as to how we feel you can best do so. Although this will be held in a group setting, the individual decisions we will help you make is perhaps the most important lesson you will take away from the Intermediate Workshop. We will be doing much more shooting and critiquing images than the Intro Workshops allowed for. After the workshop, you will receive handouts that summarize all of the different topics covered in the workshop, and you will be added to our exclusive VIP Facebook group, where you can ask us questions, and interact with other attendees.

These interactions will be absolutely paramount to your growth as an artist. Giving and taking constructive criticism on your own work is one of the most difficult, but most important skills a photographer must learn. That is why this workshop will also come with assignments for you to all complete on your own time, that I will ask each of you to send me privately. The information we gain about each of you by completing these short exercises will complete the final phase of your Intermediate training: the instructor's assessment of your strengths and weaknesses, as well as your overall reception and willingness to take and improve from this criticism.