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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds: Make this Relationship Work for You – Via Zoom!

Make this Relationship Work for You - with online instruction!

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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds Workshop

You love your camera, but you always keep it on a nice, safe “Auto” or “P” and let the camera do the thinking? Or do you put it on “M” because you see the pros doing that and still your pictures come out poorly exposed? Are you are intimidated by the letters “A”, “S”, “M”, or “ASM”, or “Av” and “Tv”?

How do the pros get that kid’s face nice and sharp and the background blurred? How do they make all the moving cars and people on a street disappear? How do they get those waterfalls and streams to look like cloudy mist? This special photo safari in Washington, DC concentrates on understanding why you would want to choose “Shutter Priority” or “Aperture Priority” or even the “P” setting for your camera, whether it is an SLR or a simple point and shoot or “prosumer” camera. You learn how you – not the camera -can control the final image. We review White Balance and ISO settings. We even teach you to take the “mystery” out of the “M” setting. We conduct a special therapeutic intervention to get you off of that UGAT (Ugly Green Automatic Thing)! In short, we will make you the boss of your camera, not the other way around!

Our venue for this photography workshop is via Zoom, from the comfort and safety of your home, instead of the the 19th century Smithsonian Castle and its adjoining Enid Haupt Gardens.