Boot Camp

Boot Camp

 

The Photography Society of Chattanooga presents a year-long series of programs designed for beginners or photographers that want to get the camera off of “Automatic.” The programs are presented from 6:00 until 6:45 p.m., immediately before the PSC’s monthly meetings (except in September and October – picnic and Open House). The current schedule and topics of the Boot Camp program is as follows:

 

January

Image Exposure Tools
  1. Available Light
  2. F-stops or aperture
  3. Shutter speed
  4. ISO
  5. White Balance
  6. Camera Modes
  7. Home Work Assignment

February

Correct Exposure vs. Creative Exposure
  1. Depth of Field
  2. Motion Blur
  3. Freezing Motion
  4. Panning
  5. Home Work Assignment

March

Using the Tools to make your Creative Image
  1. Begin with the end in mind
  2. Depth of Field vs. Motion
  3. Isolate vs. Environment
  4. Story Telling vs. Historical Record
  5. Who Cares vs. Treasured Moment
  6. Print vs. Screen Output
  7. Home Work Assignment

April

Making Light Available
  1. Components of Light
  2. Reflectors
  3. Popup Flash
  4. Off Camera Flash
  5. Home Work Assignment

May

Change Your View
  1. Zoom with Your Feet
  2. Fill the Frame
  3. Show the Environment
  4. Take a Knee
  5. Horizontal vs. Vertical
  6. Break the Rules
  7. Home Work Assignment

June

My Images are not sharp
  1. Hand Holding Techniques
  2. Tripod
  3. More Light
  4. Image Exposure Tools
  5. Post Production

July

Ways to Improve Your Image Exposures
  1. What You Enjoy
  2. Know Your Limitations
  3. Know Your Equipment
  4. Ask
  5. Field Trips
  6. Perfect Practice
  7. Study Art Masters
  8. Study Natural Design
  9. Online Resources
  10. Enter Competitions
  11. Sell Your Images

August

Gear Envy
  1. Fast Glass
  2. Telephoto Glass
  3. Special Glass
  4. New Camera
  5. Tripods
  6. Filters
  7. Light Meter
  8. Cases
  9. More, More, More

September

Annual Picnic NO BOOT CAMP MEETING

October

Annual Open House NO BOOT CAMP MEETING

November

Image Discussion
Email up to 4 photos person to: Boot Camp by Nov 10 and we’ll analyze them and see what suggestions might improve them. This is a good way to improve your photography.
December
Annual Christmas Banquet and Open House NO BOOT CAMP MEETING

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