Do the terms "shutter speed", "aperture control" or "dynamic range" frighten you? Have you ever broken out in a cold sweat at the idea of switching your camera into Manual Mode? Are there settings on your camera that you don't understand, nor have you ever explored? Do you want to know how to take better quality photographs but don't know where to begin or what to do?
If you answered "Yes" to any of those questions, this course will help you grow more comfortable handling the full power of your camera. Join me, Erik Holladay-McCann, for an intensive crash course that will give you the experience and knowledge necessary to throw away your "Beginner" status and step confidently out of the limits of Auto Mode.
I am happy to have the support of the amazing local Michigan company Photo Evo Pro! They have some awesome freebie gifts and a couple of great giveaways for all the participants of the workshop. I love working with local, quality companies!
When and Where It Will Happen
The Workshop will be on July 14th, 2019 from 11am to 2pm in GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN. We have a gorgeous venue chosen in the Cascade area near the Thornapple River. The location features wooded areas and riverside docks for you to take beautiful photographs
What It Costs
For this workshop it will be $45 per person. We will have light snacks and beverages.
Partners (husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends etc) are an important part of making a successful business as a photographer, even if they do nothing more than support you emotionally. As a result of that partners are welcome to join the workshop for a donation of $10 (to cover drinks & snacks.) They also may get roped into being models during the workshop, and they will for sure be holding equipment!
What We Will Be Doing
We'll start by examining the "Exposure Triangle" and examining the ways that ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed work together, while exploring the ways that you can take control of each to affect the overall feel of your images. During the course we will fully examine each of the different facets of the exposure control triad, ranging from beginning understanding of their unique function and working up to putting them into real world use. We'll then spend time putting the new knowledge to use through hands-on practice!
This course is perfect for those who are new to the world of DSLR photography and for novices who want to learn more but aren't quite sure where to begin. It's even a great refresher for those more experienced shooters whose skills have grown a tad rusty. All are welcome!
What You Will Need
A DSLR that can be put into Manual Mode is required for this class. A Tripod can be useful but not required.
Size of Classes
I believe in hands on experience, so classes are kept to 10 participants per class! Don't worry though! If we fill a class we will attempt to schedule another one for the next day!
Once we receive your registration you will receive an email that will give you all the details and info for the day!
About Your Instructor
The workshop is led by Erik Holladay-McCann who has been a professional photographer for 30 years. Throughout his career, he has acquired photography skills from various types of situations ranging from lighting an entire arena for a basketball game to small product shots and still-lifes. You can see some of his wedding and portrait work at his website. Be sure to also check out his other work on his by following on Instagram.
THANK YOU FOR THEIR SUPPORT
Photo Evo Pro is a large portrait and commercial photographic lab. Established in 1952 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we offer high quality printing of photographic images by investing in the most advanced technology and by employing industry qualified technicians and knowledgeable customer service representatives. Our volume pricing structure leads the industry. We do not require volume ordering from one image or file, but allow multiple images or files to be added together in one order to qualify for volume pricing. Our mixed units are also another reason photographers partner with Photo Evo Pro. Offering you the most value for your dollar is very important to us as a company. We post monthly specials on our website for your future planning and savings. Both the photographic and press printed specials have been very popular for ordering studio samples as well as being incentives for scheduling special photographic events or marketing new products. We have heard many times that our large prints and competition prints are the best in the country. We take pride in our systems which include numerous daily calibrations for consistent quality. Photo Evo Pro was the first to offer free test prints for calibrating your monitor to our systems so you may place your orders within our direct output classification, our least expensive option for printing your images. We are also the first to offer color correction and layout tests for press printed products. Photo Evo Pro is proud to service portrait and commercial clients from around the world. If you have any suggestions for products or services that we do not offer at this time, we will be happy to listen to your thoughts and ideas. We want to be your photographic partner and we appreciate your business.