Paul Cooper – Improve your Photography – Learn why AUTO mode can fail, and how to use MANUAL mode to TAKE CONTROL
About This Class
Designed for photographers who are using their camera’s ‘automatic’ settings and are ready to progress to full manual control. You may be just starting out, in which case it’s a great idea to learn all about manual skills straight away – or you may have been using your camera for a while and getting great results on automatic ninety percent of the time. This course will help you fix that elusive ten percent that’s not currently working out the way you want!
The lectures in this course are clear, concise, and short! They’re designed to give you maximum information in the shortest possible time – for people who want to improve their photography in a short space of time.
You’re going to learn how to set shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance as well as how to choose the correct lens and settings to control sharpness.
You’ll finish this course with a much greater understanding of exposure and the skills to override your camera’s automatic settings to improve your images.
Main areas covered by this course:
Relationship between shutter/aperture/ISO
Light readings – Incident and reflected
18% grey card readings
Depth of field and how to control it
Why the ‘auto’ settings on your camera sometimes fail
Lighting – Backlit subjects, reflectors, fill in flash.
When is auto best?
Colour temperature and White balance settings
Focus – manual or auto?
How to ‘get it right’ in camera rather than photoshop.