Coming up this week – August 4 thru August 10

There are a lot of things happening this week. New classes for Fredericksburg Parks & Rec. start, a Meetup in DC and a free seminar at the Workhouse Arts Center. Classes sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks & Rec. Monday evening a Photoshop Layers class begins. This three week class looks at the power of using layers in your image … Continue reading Coming up this week – August 4 thru August 10

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From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 6 – Program Mode

To get away from the “Green Camera” mode and Scene modes while still letting the camera make most of the exposure decisions, switch to Program (“P”) mode. Program mode is very similar to the “Green Camera” mode in that the camera is choosing the aperture and shutter speed. Where these two modes differ is in the … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 6 – Program Mode

From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 3 – Exposure Compensation

Exposure Compensation is a neat little setting that you can use to help your camera make better exposure decisions. Depending on the camera you have, it can work in any mode that you choose to use, except Manual mode. If you are making images and they look over exposed (to bright) or under exposed (to … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 3 – Exposure Compensation

From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 2 – Scene Modes

Most of the cameras available today, from Point & Shoots to DSLRs, have several “Scene” modes. These scene modes let you tell your camera where you are what you would like to make an image of. The different modes have names like: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Museum, Close-up, Fireworks and … Continue reading From Green Camera to Manual in 9 Easy Steps, Part 2 – Scene Modes