Exposure, Lenses, and Composition Basics - Photo 102

Sunday, May 17, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EST) More Information →

Skill Level: Students should first attend 101 or have at least 6 months to a year of photo experience

Instructor: Mat Marrash

Photo 102

The second step in the beginner series. In this class we delve deeper into shutter speed and aperture, as well as composition and lens fundamentals. This class is designed to give students a solid foundation of exposure knowledge. When and how to use aperture and shutter priority modes, types of metering and white balance are covered, as well as support and accessories to help you continue shooting better photos every day. 

This class covers:

  • Shutter speed- freezing action, blurring moving subjects

  • Aperture- Control depth of field, background blur (bokeh), landscape, image sharpness

  • Lenses, perspective, and field of view

  • Composition- leading lines, rule of third, golden ratio

  • The "Sunny 16" Rule

  • How to look at light

  • Metering- modes in-camera, and using a handheld meter 

  • How Focal length affects your image

  • and much more!


How do I know if this class is the right class for my level of interest and/or expertise?

This class is designed to be taken after Photo 101. If you are already comfortable with exposure settings, this class is a good way to review and take your knowledge a step further. If you are unsure of your knowledge level, start with Photo 101. 

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring your camera and lenses to this class, as we will be showing everyone how to use their equipment during different sections of the class! Bring a notepad to take notes, also!

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You may request a refund up to one day before this class. For example, if your class is on a Saturday, you have until the Friday before to ask for a refund. Refunds and/or class credit transfers will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend. Eventbrite's service fee is non-refundable.

What time to arrive/leave for class?

The Midwest Photo Learning Studio is a very busy space booked for events and classes year-round! The studio will open 30 minutes prior to scheduled class time start and close 30 minutes after scheduled class time end.