Advanced Photography Techniques
Every TUE | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Four intensive classes concentrating on one subject, one night each, will cover issues facing all photographers using modern 35mm or better digital cameras. All classes will be taught by Moose Henderson, a professional wildlife photographer with over 11,000 published images in numerous periodicals such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Outdoor Photographer, etc.
Auto Focus Micro-adjustment: We will cover the theory of auto focus (AF) microadjustment and in-house demonstration of AF microadjustment. We will use the LensAlign system and we will use an inexpensive SLRKIT target. Access to the LensAlign system.
JUNE 13 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Histograms: Modern digital cameras have electronic histograms and this is the best tool for determining exposure. We will introduce histograms, discuss their importance, dispel some inaccurate misconceptions, and show how to determine the best exposure for a variety of lighting conditions including early morning, bright and overcast light on snow, etc.
JUNE 20 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Monitor Calibration: Screen monitors include a variety of brightness and contrast levels plus a multitude of other adjustments. In order to print an image, it is important to calibrate the monitor so that the print matches what is viewed on the computer monitor. We will cover monitor calibration theory, a bit about color spaces (sRGB, Adobe 1998, etc) and use the X-rite Colormunki system to calibrate a couple monitors.
JUNE 27 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Support: As the light level drops, the risk of camera shake or unsharp images skyrockets. This class will cover various ways to support your camera. We will cover window beanbags, tripods, gimbal mounts, different ball heads, ground pods, etc. We will also cover shutter releases, flash attachments including better beamers and magmod attachments, and mounting plates.
JULY 11 6:30pm - 8:30pm