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Intro to Manual Exposure

Class dates: May 10 - June 13, 2021


Class kickoff Zoom session on Monday, May 10 at 8 PM Eastern / 7 PM Central / 6 PM Mountain / 5 PM Pacific. This session will be approximately 30 minutes.


ULTIMATE:  $249 for 5 weeks

Enrollment:  Limit 15

  • Access to pre-recorded and written instructional materials
  • Exclusive access to attend our Kickoff and live Group Study Hall live sessions
  • View all recordings of all Group Study Hall sessions
  • Read and respond to all posts in class-related forums 
  • Submit assignments for instructor feedback via the Assignment forum
  • Post questions and photos in the Discussion forum


Zoom study hall for Ultimate students will be held Fridays at 2 PM Eastern / 1 PM Central / Noon Mountain / 11 AM Pacific. Study hall sessions are approximately 60 minutes.


ENHANCED: $149 for 5 weeks

Enrollment: Unlimited

  • Access to pre-recorded and written instructional materials
  • View all recordings of all Kickoff and Group Study Hall sessions
  • Read all posts in Assignment forum
  • Post questions in the Discussion forum



In Photography Foundations, you can expect to:

  • Learn the technical and creative characteristics of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
  • Learn a simple strategy for picking your settings
  • Start learning how to use manual exposure mode
  • Learn about White Balance, Metering, and Histograms



Who is this class for?

  • Photographers who want to transition from one of the camera auto-exposure modes to full manual exposure
  • Photographers who are frustrated with the way their photos are exposed -- either too bright or too dark
  • People who are brand new to photography and want to learn how to use their DSLR or mirrorless camera


Who isn't this class for?

  • Photographers who are comfortable with their camera, lenses, and are happy with their photos the majority of the time


Teaching Approach

  • Lectures are released 1-2 times a week, along with a corresponding assignment that follows the lecture material. Ultimate students can submit images for each assignment as directed, as well as additional submissions with revisions to your images based on instructor feedback.  
  • Some assignments include step-by-step instructions to follow to demonstrate that the student understands a skill. Some are more open-ended, leaving more of the choices for the student to make in how they complete the assignment.
  • Lectures are primarily written, with supplementary videos from a variety of sources on YouTube.  Some videos may have subtitles, but it varies depending on the source.
  • Ultimate students will be able to attend weekly live zoom study hall sessions. These will be held on a different day/time each week so that all Ultimate students will have a chance to attend. Enhanced students will have access to the study hall recordings.


Computer skills required to be successful in this class

  • Moderate level of comfort with computers in general
  • Understand the directory structure of your hard drive (where image files are located)
  • Where to find files downloaded from a web browser
  • How to upload photos to Google Photos album (tutorial available)
  • Create screenshots and upload them to a Google Photos album (tutorial available)





Week 1 - creative and technical characteristics of aperture

Week 2 - creative and technical characteristics of shutter speed

Week 3 - technical characteristics of ISO

Week 4 - starting to use Manual Eposure

Week 5 - strategies for picking settings in Manual Exposure




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