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Basic Camera Workshop

Basic Camera Workshop

Basic Camera Workshop presented by Juraj Dolanjski. Submitted by Tom Kallsen.

The workshop was well attended by 17 members, both new and returning, to gain further insight as to some of the many functions available on modern cameras. Juraj did a great job by linking his camera to the projector so that everyone could see what the function symbol looks like as he explained it. He also gave a good  visual explanation of how to control depth of field using the combination of f-stop, shutter speed and iso on screen. A good point was made for people new to digital photography, don’t be afraid to use the Auto setting. It can give an insight as to what the camera’s brain equates with a decent setting for the shot and from there, as you advance and learn, you can move to other settings to control depth of field, exposure, and other creative aspects. I equate this with you don’t start mountain climbing on Mount Everest but start on smaller peaks and work your way up. One very good point was keep your manual with you, it is a great reference to the functions on your camera and how to access and change them. I know mine is always in my bag and comes in handy. With a manual you can get help from anyone, even if they use a different brand of camera. The group was not shy and had quite a few questions. If any questions were not answered or members have others that come up, remember the   F-stop   gathering is a great place to get answers, or just approach someone and ask away.