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Photography Basics | Understanding your DSLR | Northfield MN

Understanding your DSLR Northfield mn

I often get questions from friends, family, and clients about their cameras and how to take better pictures.   I wanted to find a way to help people take better pictures with their own camera, and I finally had the time to sit down and put information together and come up with a good platform for teaching photography basics and understanding DSLR cameras.

Being a mom myself, I want to make sure that other moms are able to take great pictures of their kids. I know that technology is getting better each year, and camera phones produce great quality images now.   I also know that a number of parents bought DSLR cameras with the expectation of taking a lot of amazing pictures of their family – only to find the camera intimidating and never use it.

Friends, family, and clients I have talked to expected their DSLR camera to be better than their previous point and shoot cameras. Personally, I have been told multiple times that my camera takes nice pictures, when in reality without basic camera knowledge I would have an expensive point and shoot camera. It’s the same thing as me buying a fancy Kitchen Aid mixer, and expecting to make amazing baked good with it right away. There is a level of basic knowledge needed for both. Once you have a good grasp on the basic foundation, you can start getting creative, and branch out into the creative side of both. That’s when it gets fun!

When I was putting this information together, I also wanted to find a way cover the material in a way that most busy moms can realistically do.   An in-person course would be the best, where we shoot together, see your images real time, get feedback, and make changes and improvements right away. I also know that a lot of moms can’t get away for a few hours.

So I decided to offer the material in a few ways. There will be an option to access the material online, and then join a private Facebook group for continued support and feedback.   I am also offering an in person option, which includes everything with the digital course, AND a 4 hour hands on course with 2 other ladies.   The in-person option will cost a little more, since there will be some 1:1 and 1:3 work.

The material covered will include:

  • Introduction to your camera
  • Types of lenses and their uses
  • Exposure
  • How to use ISO
  • Shutter speed
  • Depth of field
  • White balance
  • Using natural light
  • Composition
  • Capturing connections with your children

This is intended to help you understand your camera. It will not over posing, studio light, detailed post processing, and photography business basics.    Additional material or courses may be added later – but these items will not be covered in detail here.

The details :

Online material will be released January 1, but students will be added to the Facebook group before then to get to know each other and start discussing cameras.

In-person workshop will be held at my Northfield Studio (it is located on the second level of a historic building with no elevator – Just as an FYO).

Dates for in-person workshop are Saturday January 5th 12:00 – 4:00 & Saturday February 9th 12:00-4:00.   Workshops are limited to 3 people and additional dates will be added if needed.

Register today! >>> HERE

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