As you probably know I have been teaching a few Apex photography classes on Sundays. On 4/15, I had a full class come out for a very hands on, jam packed class that has about 3 hours of classroom time and 3 hours of hands on shooting. The classroom time was mostly spent on mechanics, adjusting your camera, flash techniques, natural light techniques and, most importantly, how to make it work for you. The best (in my opinion) topic of the day was the auto modes vs manual mode. The pitfalls of having the cameras make your decisions, even partially, vs the benefit of having it work faster. My goal for every class is to have each participant come out with a solid knowledge of WHY something look great, and more importantly, why it doesn’t look great.
I’ve got a few shots below that I took throughout the day to help illustrate the points we were covering. I’ve explained each setup below to help not only everyone who was in the class see the results I got (as well as their own), but also let anyone who wanted to take the class see the results. tury painter used in their masterpieces, window light!) This was shot using a “pool” of light coming from windows in two rooms, then being funneled down by two doors.