Construction – Gettin’ ‘er done

There's been quite a lot of progress in the last couple weeks. Trusses are up.Roof plywood is in place.Outer wall sheathing is done.Windows are installedInner wall framing is done upstairs The roofing is scheduled for installation on Monday and will probably take two days to complete. Walls should be plumbed soon. Electrical work begins shortly …

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Photo Composition – Class 2

Casper College, 4/2/19Instructor: Karel Mathison This class was conducted differently than the others. Each student presented three pictures and we critiqued them as a group. While this is a really informative exercise, it's a bit difficult to capture good notes because there isn't an agenda or any standard topics designed for discussion. Instead it bounces …

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Photo Composition – Class 1

Casper College, 3/26/19Instructor: Karel Mathison Composition is the art of controlling an image's presentation. Dominant factors include object placement, lighting, color, and focus. Composition is critical to turning an okay photograph into a good one. One can never be a good photographer without a mastery of composition. This class is conducted differently than the previous …

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DSLR Intro – Class 4

Casper College, 3/21/19Instructor: Karel Mathison Topics Polarizing Filter DemoFocus SelectorMetering ModePicture ControlsRetouch MenuToysReferences Polarizing Filter Demo This was an outdoor demo using two different subjects viewed at a 90° horizontal angle from the sun. The 90° angle is the point of maximum polarizing effect. More acute or obtuse angles have a diminished effect. Viewing the …

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DSLR Intro – Class 3

Casper College, 3/6/19Instructor: Karel Mathison Topics Self TimerPlayback & Deleting PhotosFilters (UV, Polarizing, Neutral Density)White BalanceHistogramsExposure CompensationExposure BracketingRAW vs. JPG Self Timer The timer introduces a delay between press of the shutter release and opening of the shutter curtain. This delay is configurable. My camera supports delays of 2, 5, 10, and 20 seconds. There …

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DSLR Intro – Class 2

Casper College, 2/27/19Instructor: Karel Mathison Class Topics Camera Kit ContentsHolding the CameraProgram Shooting ModeManual Shooting ModePreset (Scene) Shooting ModesLive View vs. View FinderDiopter AdjustmentContinuous vs. Single Shot ShutteringImage Stabilization/Vibration ReductionManual Focus Camera Kit Contents The bag should be a special bag specifically designed with dividers to protect the camera and lenses from shock. Karel specifically …

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