McDonald Photography | Master your camera settings

Master your camera settings

April 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment


Camera settings...a source of mystery and frustration for many...the basis of creativity for others. Where do you sit? 

I know when I got my first DSLR in 2005, I spent a ton of time banging my head against the wall trying to figure out not only what ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture meant, but also how they worked together to create a well-executed image. At the start, I had no one to mentor me and spent hours shooting and hoping the settings would figure themselves out.  As you can imagine, I was plagued with blurry and/or underexposed images and with no idea how to make them better.  It wasn't until I made a focused effort to understand these settings that my images started to improve.  

How did I do it? Through courses, workshops, books...and PRACTICE. Lots and lots of practice.  Now, 12 years---and 10's of thousands of images--later, basic camera settings are 2nd nature to me and I can determine which ones to use right away. As a bonus, I am also able to quickly troubleshoot an image if it's not coming out as expected. 

If you are where I was in 2005 and are tired of banging your head on the wall, I would like to help.  Join me at my studio on April 18th for a 2 hour workshop to "master your camera settings to take better photos" from 6-8pm. This workshop is for both brand new photographers and those looking to take more control of the settings on their DSLR cameras.  Registration details are available HERE.

Need more than the basics? Stay tuned for Intermediate and Advanced workshops coming soon. 



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