Begins On: January 11th 2018
Basic Shooting techniques
Pushing the button halfway
Push button down halfway at first to focus, set exposure, and WB. The camera will focus on what it can see easiest and what is in the middle, so put your subject in the middle. You can lock the focus by holding the button down and re-composing.
The lens on your camera controls how your camera sees the world. Most cameras have a zoom lens which means it can be set to various settings, but either way, the setting or lens will not only control the viewable angle of what you see through the camera, but it also affects the way objects appear.
How to use Flash
Most cameras come complete with a built-in flash that can provide light in situations that are too dark for the camera to see properly. The way the flash interacts with your scene can be unpredictable. There are various modes to help you control the flash and how it looks. Also, flash is often helpful in situations for which the camera wouldn't automatically choose to use it, so the flash modes gives you control to force the flash to fire, even in the bright sun.
Macro photography simply means shooting subjects very close up. This requires special modes and sometimes special lenses, but can be very exciting and suprising when you see the results. We'll learn about how to shoot close-ups.
Getting the right Exposure
Assign first project: Scavenger Hunt.