Manual vs. Automatic - for Beginning Photographers

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

What camera mode are you shooting on? Manual mode or Automatic mode? We will cover the advantages of shooting in Manual, Aperture priority, and Shutter priority modes during our seminar for beginning photographers and hobbyist in early 2008.

Take a look at these two pictures:


PHOTO INFO

Camera: Canon 5d
Mode: Manual
Flash: None
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Metering: Pattern
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter: 1/250
AWB



PHOTO INFO

Camera: Canon 5d
Mode: Manual
Flash: None
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 100
Metering: Pattern
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter: 1/5000
AWB


Notice the difference in the depth of field for these two images. Which image is more pleasing to the eye? The first image is very busy with too much for your eyes to focus on while the second image draws your eyes directly to the center table. Learn more about composition and how the human eye perceives light vs. how your camera perceives light at our seminar next year for beginning photographers and hobbyist.


Coming Early 2008 - the KNIGHT experience!

By popular demand, Ross Knight will be conducting 3 small photography seminars covering the basics of photography. This seminar is for the beginner photographer or hobbyist wishing to learn more about photography and KNIGHT style. Come spend an action packed day with Atlanta's premiere lifestyle, wedding and event photographer as he unselfishly shares his knowledge and explains his style of photography. Be prepared to learn, meet new friends and most of all have fun. Only 30 spaces available!

Inquire today about costs and space availability: learn@rossoscarknight.com

Workshop topics will include:
- basic photography terminology
- equipment orientation
- composition
- beginning lighting
- marketing and business tips

Workshop Activities:
- portfolio review
- on location photo shoot by Ross Knight with a model
- one-on-one coaching

Details:
- lunch provided
- metro Atlanta location

Requirements:
- 18 years or older
- digital SLR camera with manual settings (rentals available)
- external flash with manual settings
- laptop with usb port
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5 comments:

A.Hope Smith said...

I believe the 2nd photo is more pleasing to the eye.
In the first photo you end up looking all over the place, in the second picture you have a definate focal point.

OK, Ross, I'm going to keep doing this
until I get it right!

-Hope

LoveBug said...

Wow, you are an amazing photographer. The pictures you take are beautiful.

Uzee said...

do more reading for my exams & pray more ..really, not to wait for issues to come up before i pray
d bible says:men ought always to pray & not to faint
yeah & discipline me on my internet overuse
thanks for asking rk
Cheers!



NB:
posted this for july 10 blog & it didn;t go

Lavada said...

Wow. I knew that there was a need for this in Atlanta. Congratulations!

dknight said...

I am absolutely in awe of your work. I want to love what I see in my work just as I love what I see in your work. Suddenly my day is a bit brighter. Thank you for sharing your work. It is wonderful!