Topics we'll discuss include:
Differences between compacts and SLR
Setting ISO speeds and what they mean. Your TTL lightmeter - what it does and how to interpret it. The shutter release and activating the built in TTL meter. Setting the aperture and the shutter values resulting in correct exposure.
Aperture and f-numbers. f 1.4; f 2; f 2.8; f 4; f5.6; f 8; f 11; f 16; f 22; f 32 and what they mean and do!
Shutter and Shutter Speeds. 1sec; 1/2sec; 1/4sec; 1/8th; 1/ 15th; 1/30th; 1/60th; 1/125th; 1/250th; 1/500th; 1/1000th; 1/2000th – what they mean and do and avoiding camera shake.
Depth of field in relation to the above.
Equivalent 'Exposure Value (EV)'. The range of shutter and aperture combinations which will all result in the same exposure value.
Focusing using autofocus (AF) and manual focus(and what to focus on)
Program Modes and when and where to use them:
Manual(M) - set the aperture and shutter yourself.
Aperture Priority(A) - set the aperture and the camera will automatically select the corresponding shutter speed.
Shutter Priority(S) - set the shutter speed and the camera will automatically select the corresponding aperture.
Program(P) - Camera selects a suitable aperture and shutter combination.
Tripod use and adjustment and shutter release.
Basic Compositional rules, such as the ‘rule of thirds’
Lenses – prime and zooms, focal length and how this affects your photography
Filters – Neutral density, Grads and polarisers.
Shooting RAW images.
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