Santa Monica Exposure & Composition Workshop

This class is for anybody who wants to create visually compelling photographs. You will learn photographic composition – a crucial element for great photos.

Workshop Dates : June 20- Sept. 20, 2019 . All photo workshops by appointment
Cost of the workshop: $ 175 for the 4 hour class  ( per person )
Hours : 7 – 11 am, 3 – 7 pm, Meeting place to be announced

What you will learn in this class :

Subjects covered:

Creative composition using rule of thirds, leading lines, and frame within a frame, Composition variations shooting landscape – shooting horizontal, verticals, diagonals, high & low camera angles, eye level angles. Composition techniques using different focal lengths with the same subject matter ( from wide angle, normal, telephoto ). Variations of over and underexposure of different scenes to create emotion ( high key, low key lighting ).

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Creative use of shadows in your composition using the art principles of repetition, contrast, and balance. High Image Quality Settings – RAW plus FINE ( JPEG ) Raw has the highest quality & contains all color information. ISO Film Speed – 100 ASA ( shooting low ISO guarantees highest quality & no noise or grain ) AWB Settings – Use both A & Incandescent Settings Picture Control – Use both Standard & Neutral Settings Focal Lengths – Shoot wide angle ( 24mm ), Normal ( 50mm ), and Telephoto ( 70-85mm ) Exposure setting – M setting, Manual Exposure Exposure Compensation Dial – this must be set to ZERO, it has the plus & minus sign LCD Brightness Settings – Set this between 0 to plus 1 during outdoor night exposure. But it depends on how much light is out there. Brightly lighted buildings downtown require 0. Watch the LCD brightness as this is critical for calculating exposures. You can be off by as much as 1-2 stops.

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