SO041 Light and Exposure: Photographing Paris in Manual Mode (3 sessions)

  • 04 Oct 2019
  • 18 Oct 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • 04 Oct 2019, 9:30 AM 1:30 PM (CEST)
  • 11 Oct 2019, 9:30 AM 1:30 PM (CEST)
  • 18 Oct 2019, 9:30 AM 1:30 PM (CEST)
  • TBC
  • 3


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Intrigued by the variety of modes and settings on your camera? Get away from the simple choice of shooting in automatic mode by mastering when to use the manual settings.
This in-depth course explores 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.

Classes begin with an explanation of each element and continue with practical work in different lighting conditions as wandering in different locations in Paris. A review of your images and suggestions will follow.

Students can expect to:

  • Learn about the manual mode settings on their camera
  • Learn about ISO, aperture, shutter speeds, and how to tackle challenging light situations
  • Get hands-on experience with practical assignments
  • Participate in a friendly critique of their work
  • Wandering in different locations in Paris, including some out of the paths!

Course Requirements: Suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers; advanced students also are welcome.  Participants should bring a camera with manual ISO, shutter speed, and aperture settings.

About the Instructor: Juan Manuel Abellán graduated in Advertising and Visual Arts and holds a Master in Art, philosophy and aesthetics, specialised in Photography and Contemporary Art.  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, dance and fine art photography.  He looks forward to sharing his secrets with WICE members.

Photo Credit: Juan Manuel Abellán

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