It is VERY important to study your camera manual PRIOR to the class. You do not have to know what all the little buttons mean, but you WANT TO KNOW where they are located. Every camera is different and we will be teaching you what the settings are and how to use them. You will want to have a basic understanding of WHERE to locate and change your settings listed below!
It is to your benefit to know where to find and how to change:
Shutter Speed & F-Stop/Aperture Settings
(if you have a manual setting camera)
It is OK if have NO IDEA what these things are. Just know where they are located and how to change them by exploring and reading your manual ahead of class. We will teach you what each setting means and how to use them!
Items to bring:
Camera ( Manual Setting suggested but not required)
Notebook & Pen
Any equipment you have (Lenses , Flash, memory cards, extra camera batteries)
A FUN attitude to learn with!
Please be at our registration desk at least 15 minutes ahead of class start time!
This diagram of a Nikon Camera screen above shows :
Shutter Speed outlined in Red at 1/125th of a second.
The F-Stop also known as the aperture at F5.6
ISO set to 200 (right side of screen)
White Balance set to Auto (above ISO)
Camera set on P. This means Program.
ALL cameras are slightly different. Please find where settings are located if your camera has manual settings. We will teach you what they mean and how they work!
On this Canon Camera, you use the dials on the top AS WELL as the dials on the back to change your settings. This camera shows the Shutter Speed at 1/8000 of a Second
and the F-Stop at 5.6. The ISO is set at 6400. You can see that in the digital display screen above on the left . You can also view on the back screen if the camera was on.
This is the focus point selection screen of a Nikon. Canon and others look very similiar. Please be sure to find where to change the point with your manual.
These guides are here to help you prepare. Please do not let them worry you if you do not understand them. That is the whole point of taking the class! The idea is to be prepared to have an understanding ahead of time of where these are located within your camera. Your manual is very helpful in finding these items and explaining how you change them, however, a manual does not do a very good job teaching yoiu how to use them. This is where we come in!
If you do not have a manual setting canera, you will still be learning all the other items in the beginning course. You will also get a very good sense on what camera you may want to purchase in the future.
Ever wonder what this little diagram was on the back of your camera display? You will know soon!
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