Louis Daguerre's `1839 Camera Based on the Camera Obscura
2021 Mirrorless Canon R5
Modern cameras are very very clever. They can do almost everything automatically - which makes it all very easy for the modern photographer. To start with - and in good lighting you can ignore all the buttons and menus and sub-menus and just start shooting.
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Lesson 1 - Setting up the Camera & Phone
Set Image Quality to Maximum
The Mode dial on you camera will look something like this. On Nikon and Canon cameras they use a white bracket to indicate modes that are user controlled. They sometimes call this "The Creative zone" Everything outside the bracket is Fully Automatic.
Use Intelligent Auto or Program to begin with.
We will discuss Scene / Semi Auto & Manual Modes later in the course. If you understand how any of these work already you can set your favourite and begin shooting with it
Check Focus is Single Shot - Check Motordrive is Single Shot - Set ISO to Auto
Iphone set-up 1. Open settings App 2. Select Camera 3. Turn on Gridlines 4. Select Format A High efficiency - apple file format B Choose Most compatible - saves jpegs. Higher quality images Turn off HDR
Right Hand - Shoot button and controlling Modes etc - Using control wheel Left Hand - Support lens - Zoom - Focus in manual Practise moving smoothly from Landscape to Portrait
Shooting with a smartphone 1. White Button 2. Volume controls 3. Headphone volume controls
10 tips to help you to succeed ( all the best tutorials have tip lists ) 1. Make time for photography. 2. Think about Light - This is not California - When the skies are clear grab your phone or camera and run outside. 3. Remember your camera if you are going out. (Your phone is in your pocket anyway) 4. Take more pictures. Professional photographers shoot lots of pictures 5. Start editing from Week 1. Shoot lots. 6. Stand Still 7. Squeeze the shutter gently. 8. Find the best light indoors as well. Avoid shooting with house lights (in the evenings). Use window light whenever possible 9. When you send your pics we will give you feedback. This is a very important part of the course. We will also discuss submitted images briefly each week in class 10. Email us if you have any questions - we can't spend ages on individual issues in Zoom chats but we can follow up properly and address your individual needs via email. If you need it we can zoom quickly to fix any problems. Ok 11 Tips to help you ...... 11 IS IT SHARP ? Out of Focus shots are the biggest danger. Review pics to make sure they are sharp and shoot more if they are muzzy. (snapper speak for oof)