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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DSLR Camera Intro – Class 1

Casper College, 2/20/19Instructor: Karel Mathison Class 1 Topics Camera OperationISO SettingAperture Priority ModeShutter Priority ModeCamera Cards Camera Operation Everything about camera operation came directly from the owner's manual. Attaching & Removing a Lens Line up the lens attachment marks on the camera lens and body. Rotate the lens until it clicks. The click is important …

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