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Dave Henry
May 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Seminar
Canon Live Learning Orange County
123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626


Why do some pictures come out well exposed and others do not? Achieving proper exposure consistently can be a daunting task. You have to keep your eye on the subject and look after many other camera functions simultaneously. It’s certainly not an easy proposition especially if your subject is moving! 

This program will demystify exposure and also uncover a tool called the “Histogram” to allow you far better control of exposure than you ever imagined. We’ll talk about what the light meter in your camera does and what it can’t do, so you’re better prepared to make adjustments BEFORE you take a picture. We’ll give you the confidence to look at a scene and have a very good idea of what type of adjustments to make to preserve every bit of detail possible. 

Whether automatic exposure or manual exposure, it doesn’t matter — this 2 ½ hour investment will improve your photography and is worthwhile to attend even for seasoned pros. 

What you will learn: 

• The importance of highlights, mid-tones and shadows 

• Why exposure control is so vital in digital image-making 

• How in-camera metering works and when you need to step-in to adjust it 

• Applied understanding of Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial and Spot metering 

• Using Auto Exposure Lock 

• Reasons to consider switching to Manual exposure mode, from time to time 

• Using the LCD monitor’s image playback as a first step in judging exposure 

• How, when and why to use Exposure Compensation — including for creative results 

• In-camera tools to help with exposure control 

• An in-depth look at understanding and applying histogram information 

• Controlling exposure in unusual situations

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