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Astra Creative Photography & Design - Carmel

Two- or Three-Hour Photography Workshop at Astra Creative Photography & Design (Up to 67% Off)

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  • May buy unlimited. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required.

Questions and Answers 2 questions


I have a nice point and shoot camera, I can navigate around the various settings but have no knowledge of the manual mode, do not understand all those photographic terms like aperture, raw, aspect ratio!! I have in the past gone to a basic class and pretty much know the basics, would you recommend the Mastering Manual class to someone with my knowledge? Looking to further my photographic skills:)

Karen E.  asked on  Oct 8, 2012


Our Basic Camera Operations Workshop is intended to prepare participants to work in aperture and priority modes with exposure compensation. If these concepts are new to you then this is where I would start. However if you currently shoot in the priority modes and use exposure compensation then I'd start off with the Manual Photography Workshop. The Manual Photography Workshop does a quick review of the basics then covers understanding the light meter and manual photography mode. We also go over using the histogram and highlight warning to adjust exposure. Some of the nicer point and shoot cameras have these features, some don't. In any case you'll learn to work with what you have. I recommend you bring the manual specific to your camera, just in case there are questions about controls that are hard to find on some models.

Armando P.  from  Merchant  replied on  Oct 8, 2012


Will we shoot any pictures in these workshops?

Hollie G.  asked on  Oct 5, 2012


Some of our workshops are hands-on, some are more theory. All of our Photo-Safaris are hands on plus theory, but they aren't part of this Groupon offer. Our landscape photography and Macro-photography workshops all have a hands-on component and the participants are encouraged to make their own images. Our Basic Camera and Manual classes are hands-on to the extent that we help you locate important controls and show you how to operate them. If you're looking for a hands-on workshop with opportunities for critique, the our Photo-Safaris are a perfect fit. We critique during the shoot and give you pointers as well as an online critique for a handful of your finished images from the Safari.

Armando P.  from  Merchant  replied on  Oct 5, 2012

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