SO061 Light and Exposure: Mastering Manual Mode

  • 06 Oct 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 27 Oct 2016
  • 2:00 PM
  • Course location will be communicated 24hrs before the start date
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Thursdays, 6, 13, 20 and 27 October

10:00am - 2:00pm

Cost: €200

Intrigued by the variety of modes and settings on your camera? Get away from the simple choice of shooting with an automatic mode by mastering when to use the other settings.

This course explores in-depth the manual mode factors of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. You'll analyze the interaction among them and learn when to apply the manual mode settings. Each class starts with an explanation of each element and continues with practical work in difficult lighting conditions. A review and suggestions of your images will follow.

Students can expect to:

  • learn about the manual mode settings on their camera;

  • learn about ISO, shutter speeds, and how to tackle challenging light situations;

  • get hands-on experience with practical assignments;

  • participate in a friendly critique of their work.

Course requirements

Suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers; advanced level also welcome.  Participants are to bring a camera that can manually set the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.

Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Contemporary Photography. He has worked with the agency Magnum Photo and exhibited his work in several exhibitions, including at the Centre Georges Pompidou. Passionate about photography, Juan Manuel works as a freelance photographer with a specialization in portrait, reportage and fine art photography. He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
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