Instruction



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February 11, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM



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December 8-11, 2017




Ongoing : Custom Individual Instruction

I also offer Custom Individual Instruction which offers a personalized learning experience designed to meet your specific needs. You can choose from a wide variety of topics and the presentation is tailored according to your skill level and your individual learning style. Instruction can be done in a "classroom" setting or "in the field" while also trying to capture images. For Beginner Level students, it is highly recommended to start with some classroom-style sessions to establish enough background and terminology to enable efficient and effective communication in subsequent field sessions.

My passion for photography is rivaled only by my passion for teaching photography and I look forward to working with you soon!

Here are some examples of topics that can be covered :


Exposure

  • Effects of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed
  • Reciprocity
  • Incident metering
  • Reflective metering
  • Metering patterns
  • Autoexposure modes
  • Manual Mode
  • Adjustments for highlight and shadow detail
  • Hyperfocal distance

Digital Concepts

  • File structure
  • Pixels
  • RGB encoding
  • Bit depth
  • Resolution
  • File formats

Digital Image Capture

  • Basics of digital sensor technology
  • ISO implementation for digital
  • RAW vs. jpeg
  • Image Noise : Causes / How to minimize
  • Histograms
  • "Expose to the right" methodology
  • White Balance

Composition

  • Rule of thirds
  • Placement of elements
  • Repetition and patterns
  • Symmetry
  • Lines
  • Backgrounds
  • Distractions
  • Cut vs. clip

Portfolio Review / Critique


Flash

  • Main Light
  • Fill
  • Balanced
  • Manual Flash
  • Flash Metering
  • Better Beamer

Lenses

  • Focal length
  • Aperture
  • Long lens technique
  • Teleconverters
  • Macro lenses
  • Close-up lenses
  • Extension tubes

Post-processing with Photoshop

  • RAW conversion
  • Basic workflow
  • Levels and curves
  • Layers and masks
  • Edge masks
  • Resizing
  • Noise reduction
  • Sharpening : Capture, creative, and output

Color Management

  • Monitor calibration
  • Monitor profiling
  • Printer profiles

Accessories

  • Tripods
  • Ball and gimbal heads
  • Leveling base
  • Ground pods
  • Bean bags
  • Diffusers
  • Reflectors

The fee for instruction is $50.00 per hour plus any applicable travel charges which will be quoted on an individual basis. To book a session, please use the Contact page to send me your phone number and I will call to discuss your specific needs and arrange a time and place to meet.