Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.
Today’s cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to beautiful photographs. Capturing the perfect portrait of a loved one, a fleeting moment leading to the winning goal, or a stunning travel photo takes practice and know-how.
Learn how YOU, not the camera, can control the final image by choosing the appropriate setting for the look you want. Understanding how your camera makes an exposure will help you decide which settings to use to freeze or blur motion and control the depth of field to capture the image you want.
This class is designed for those who want to learn more about photography basics and manual exposure settings.
- Camera Controls - Learn the most important features and menu settings that affect exposure.
- Resolution & Compression
- Manual Shooting Modes
- ISO Settings
- Shutter Speeds - Control motion to add emphasis.
- Depth of Field - How the aperture affects what is in focus.
- Focus Settings
- White Balance
- Fill Flash
- Lenses - The options
- Composition - What makes an interesting photograph.
Participants are encouraged to bring their camera. As Corey discusses camera features or menu settings, you can follow along and learn how to set them. An extra battery, memory card, and your instruction manual are also very helpful to have on hand at the class.
People who like this class might also enjoy the In-the-Field-Shooting classes, especially the FIELDWORK classes, as a way to reinforce the material covered in the classroom.
This class is offered on other dates and locations. See all the DLSR classes at the General Classroom tab.
Class Limit: 12
This event is part of the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival, a month-long celebration of photography in the nation’s capital.
What People Are Saying about Corey
"Corey Hilz never disappoints! I have taken several classes and workshops with Corey and I always come away with more photographic knowledge and insight than before. Not only does he have great vision, he is also technically savvy, making him a guru in the field and in the classroom. Corey is patient with all of his students regardless of level, and he makes his explanations easily understandable. I can’t recommend Corey enough if you are contemplating a workshop or class with him."
"Corey makes one feel confident. Yes, Corey truly is a gifted teacher, and he is able to clearly explain complex concepts to a complete novice."
"I've done enough photo workshops to know that some instructors are good in the field while others are good in the classroom. Corey is outstanding in both! In the field he has an uncanny ability to show up just when you need his help. His comments are always constructive and nonjudgmental. He lends his equipment freely (he got me hooked on Lensbaby) and encourages you to try new techniques. In the classroom, his teaching is methodical and logical. He shows you how to make the most of the digital darkroom with the software that you have (and then he shows you again using the software you wish you had). Corey is a natural teacher."
"I completed the Lightroom in a Day class with Corey Hilz today. This class far exceeded my expectations. I was admittedly skeptical of the long list of topics to be covered in one day but Corey is a gifted instructor and he presented a large amount of technically complex materials in a very easy to understand clear, concise, and coherent in manner."
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Corey Hilz is a professional photographer specializing in nature and travel photography. He finds the diversity in nature and cultures around the world offer boundless opportunities for new images. Corey approaches his subjects with an artistic eye, looking for a fresh perspective. He goes beyond the documentary image to show a unique perspective using color, shape and line. He strives to share the beauty of a destination you’ve never seen and provide a new perspective on a familiar subject. While Corey has collected diverse images from extensive travel, he also find some of the most interesting subjects close to home.
Corey is a published author and his work is seen in magazines, books, calendars and catalogs. His photographs are also seen in exhibits and his prints are found in private collections. Corey has written six books, including two books on digital workflow and the first book dedicated to Lensbaby.
Corey has a passion for sharing his knowledge and his instruction enables photographers to improve their photographs technically and artistically. He leads workshops to locations in the United States and abroad. More about Corey can be found on his website, www.coreyhilz.com
Corey teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center.
* Lightroom In A Day
* Printing with Lightroom
* Editing With The Wacom Tablet
* Photoshop For Photographers
* External Flash Made Easy
* Advanced External Flash
* And Many Of The In-The-Field Shooting Classes