FlickrFan Event: Essentials of Photography – Focus, crafting a sharper image.

October 23, 2009

Brighton Photographers

This week we’ll learn about and work directly with the attribute of ‘focus’ and the various methods and techniques of focusing your camera to accomplish your creative intent for the subject being photographed. Each workshop is designed to help wean you from Auto mode and to allow you to better understand and utilize the features your DSLR camera to create beautiful, more professional images.

We’ll talk about how auto-focus cameras work, active auto-focus vs. passive auto-focus methods and how to determine which method your camera uses. Using the Focus Lock, setting and using various auto-focus settings such as the active auto-focus area, continuous servo mode, single servo mode, or auto focus select modes and in what situations should you use manual focus.

Because of it’s relationship to focus, we will also be exploring the aperture and ‘f-stops’. Controlling depth-of-field, using selective focus, and all while still creating the proper exposure.

This will be an active workshop where you’ll be using your camera to shoot various subjects along our photo-walk that will demonstrate each concept and help you grow in your understanding of your camera and knowledge of photography.

Other topics covered in this workshop:

* Depth of field vs. depth of focus and fixed focus lenses.
* Bokeh

Using your camera becomes more natural with repetition. These workshops are designed to give you an opportunity to discover what you and your camera are capable of and to practice your new skills with a helpful and supportive group of friends.

Bring your camera and a memory card, a fully charged battery, a creative spirit and an open mind. Weather permitting, we’ll be doing a fair bit of walking, talking and photographing. Be prepared to participate and to have a great time!

Note: The same workshop will be offered twice each week to accommodate as many participants as possible. Workshops are designed to be self contained so if you can’t make it for a particular workshop one week, you’ll still be able to jump in the following week without trouble.

Refreshments will be provided.

These bite-sized workshops are designed to cover the various aspects of digital SLR photography in depth, giving each participant time to practice and fully understand each principle before moving on. Each week we will offer a new workshop covering another essential photography topic designed to wean you from Auto mode and improve your photography skills. These workshops are designed for beginning and amateur photographers wanting to improve their skills and interact with others that share a common interest. (i.e. have fun with friends)

Fort Lupton, CO 80621 – USA

Monday, November 16 at 6:30 PM

Attending: 1

Fee: Price: USD 20.00 per person

Meetup details


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