Mar 18, 2019 – Hiking and Scrambling for Photos
with The Camera Store
Please join us for a seminar on hiking and scrambling photography with Monika Deviat. The Rocky Mountains in our backyard are a beautiful place for any level of photographer to go practice camera skills and get some exercise of course. Monika will go over what kind of gear could be useful to you, how to take it with you and manage all the other items you need for your adventures.
You will gain an understanding of camera settings and when and why you could use the semi-automatic modes on your camera as well as full manual. Monika will discuss composition and planning as well as taking advantage of spontaneous moments. An understanding of light is useful in any photography genre, and Monika will go over how to use the light to your advantage and how to work with the less than ideal situations. Example images and stories will be provided from basic hikes to difficult scrambles.
April 14, 2019 – Low Light Photography Workshop
This workshop will teach you how to control your camera and test its limits in some of the most difficult lighting situations. Low light situations require that you push your camera’s sensitivity to light and capabilities with certain subjects. In particular this workshop will deal with situations where a tripod is not used.
The workshop will begin with a presentation that reviews basic camera techniques and how to adapt to low light situations. We will cover tools that will help you get the best shots at events, concerts, low light situations during weddings and sports events. You often don’t know what the lighting or set up will be and we will discuss how you can try to figure out conditions ahead of time, or what to look for to help you adapt to the environment quickly.
Post processing techniques will be discussed. One of the main concerns with images taken in low light situations is noise levels in the photos. Options for dealing with noise will be provided.
After the presentation the instructor will ensure everyone knows how to use the necessary features and functions on their own cameras. Everyone will then head down to the bouldering area where our models will be ready to climb, pose and hopefully fall for us. We will shoot our climbers in natural light as well as under artificial lighting to simulate a competition or stage lighting.
- Some exprience shooting in manual mode.
- DLSR or Mirrorless Camera
- Fast Lenses (f2.8 or faster is recommended)
- 24-70mm f2.8 is one of the go to lenses for low light photography
February 28, 2019 – Camera Basics and Beers
This workshop is for anyone who would like to gain more creative control over their camera and photography. Getting out of manual mode seems like it involves a lot of time to figure out and many buttons to maneuver through. In this workshop we’ll find all the need to know settings and get you familiar with what you have to do on your own camera. Once you have the basics down, you have the tools to control how you want to capture a subject.
The session will begin with a talk about the topics listed below. After the talk and a group Q&A session, the instructor will go around to ensure everyone has a handle on their own camera. We will also have access to the brewery section to take photos and practice what was covered during the talk.
Included in your registration is a pint of choice or if you prefer a non alcohol beverage, the root beer and ginger beer are amazing.
Camera Set Up & Use:
- Shooting modes
- ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed
- White balance
- Exposure Compensation
- Manual Focusing
- Focusing modes
- File sizes/types
How to Create Great Images:
- The guidelines
What to bring:
- DLSR or Mirrorless camera
- Any lenses you would like to use
- The camera manual (just in case)
- Tripod (optional)
- Remote Trigger or Intervalometer (optional)