Learn to interpret your camera’s exposure meter and combine it with your knowledge of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to take manually exposed photographs.
In this culmination of the introductory workshops, you will learn how to apply the knowledge from the previous classes towards making accurate manual exposures and ensuring that your subject is correctly focused.
$78 plus tax.
This 3-hour photography workshop presents the following:
- How to measure light and read your camera’s exposure meter
- The significance of middle grey to light metering
- Introduction to camera metering modes (matrix/evaluative, average, and spot)
- Maintaining exposure across several photos
- Manual exposure techniques
- How cameras focus light
- Camera autofocus modes (single shot, servo, etc.)
- How to keep moving subjects in focus
Contrary to the popular belief of many novice photographers, using manual exposure is both straightforward in its simplicity and works hand-in-hand with autofocus of the lens.
In the final instalment of our four-course series of photography workshops for beginners, we’ll unwrap the mystique surrounding manual exposure of your pictures. You’ll discover how cameras measure light to determine exposure and how to use that information to create consistent manually exposed photos. This workshop will instruct you on the significance of middle grey tones to metering light and how this ties into your camera’s metering modes. Lastly, you’ll be taught how to accurately read and understand the information provided by the exposure level indicator. The second half of our photography lesson will show you how to correctly use your camera’s built-in autofocus features, selecting autofocus points, increasing your camera’s focus accuracy, and keeping moving subjects in constant focus.
During the working portion of the workshop, we’ll explore how you can apply the concepts learned in the former half of the lesson to real-world photography by practicing manual exposure and engaging in several autofocus exercises.
- All brands of digital cameras are accepted for this workshop
- This course is designed for DSLR and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and enthusiast compact cameras.
- Contact us if you’re unsure about your camera’s suitability for this workshop.
What to bring:
- Camera and lens
- Battery (fully charged)1If you’re participating in more than one workshop, please bring either your battery charger or a second battery to ensure you can operate your camera throughout the day.
- Memory card (emptied)
- Camera manual
What to wear
Most of our photography workshops feature outdoor exercises to apply the theoretical concepts into practice. Monitor the weather forecast and ensure you dress appropriately for the conditions—especially on cold days.2Please note that the lithium batteries powering your camera may exhibit diminished power output in cold conditions. When subzero air temperatures are forecast for the day of your workshop, we recommend bringing two or more camera batteries.
Our classroom-free workshops take place outdoors, involve walking and feature locations that may not be fully accessible. Currently, we meet in front of 1417 Danforth Ave (at Monarch Park Ave) in Toronto’s east end (5-minute/300m walk from the Greenwood subway station).
We reserve the right to change the meeting location and will notify you at least 48 hours in advance of such changes. A modified meeting location will always be within 500m of a TTC subway station.
Cancellation and refunds
Our full cancellation and refund policy is found in the Terms of Sale. The following summary is for your convenience:
- We accept cancellations for a full refund up to four (4) weeks in advance of your initially-scheduled course.
- We accept schedule modifications up to seven (7) days in advance of your initially-scheduled course.