Quick tips on random subjects that come up in between classes (will add as we go along):Food photography tipsNewborn photography tipsTable of Contents (I'll change each line to a link as we go along.)Introduction
1) Choosing a camera: Point and Shoot vs. Mirrorless vs. DSLR
2) Camera specs: What do they mean, and which ones matter to me?
3) Exposure Basics Part 1 - the shutter speed/aperture/ISO triangle
4) Exposure Basics Part 2 - getting to know your mode dial, and other exposure controls
5) All about memory cardsLenses 101
- technology, terminology, and specs, zooms vs. primes, basic/advanced/unique lensesLighting 101
- focusing specifically on easy to afford and easy to use setups
Small flash - on camera, off camera, modifiers and accessories
Continuous lighting - fluorescent, LED, and halogen
Basic light modifiers - umbrellas, softboxes, gels, reflectors
Basic supports - lightstands, umbrella brackets, backgrounds, etc.All about accessories
- memory cards, tripods, bags, filters, remotes, adapters, grips, geotaggers, and more)So I bought all my stuff - now what?
What makes a compelling photograph?
Depth of field
Composition basics - rule of thirds, perspective, framing
Advanced composition - negative space, inclusion and exclusion, compression
Light - natural, golden hour, basic flash usage.Let's start shooting...Kids:
In the park
At homeLandscapes and wildlife:
Birds in flight
Shooting in bad weatherPortraits:
Babies and newborns
Single person - indoors
Single person - outdoors
Artificial light - simple
Artificial light - complex
Close up and macro
Product photographyHow do I...?
(Some specific scenarios/techniques - Basic
Shoot out of a plane window?
Shoot compelling black-and-white?How do I...?
(Some specific scenarios/techniques - Advanced
Star trailsBasic editing concepts:
Layers and masking