I held my first photography workshop here at my studio a couple weeks ago (those are the fabulous students in the pic above), and it went really well, so I’m scheduling a couple more for February 6th (and most likely more to follow):
Sunday, February 6th, 2011 Photo Workshops with Jim Newberry
11:30AM-1:30PM: Camera Essentials (Register HERE)
- How to set f-stops, shutter speeds, and ISO to control exposure, depth of field, and freezing or blurring of motion
- White balance (wtf?)
- Lenses: what to look for when buying lenses; how focal length affects your image; how to protect your glass; shooting close-up
- RAW format: when and why to use it instead of JPG
Prerequisite: you must bring a digital camera, either a DSLR or a point and shoot that allows you to set f-stop and shutter speed manually.
2:00-4:00PM: Intro to Lighting (Register HERE)
- Available light: where to find it and how to control and augment it
- Speedlights: how to get great results with portable flash units (the kind that can connect to the top of your camera)
- Studio strobes: basics of pro strobes and light modifiers including Octabank, soft box, umbrella, beauty dish, and grid spot
- DIY lighting: using hardware store and other inexpensive light sources to create unique, effective lighting
Prerequisite: you must bring a digital camera, either a DSLR or a point and shoot that allows you to set f-stop and shutter speed manually. Also, your camera must be able to connect to a PC cord, either via a built-in PC socket, or a PC adapter that connects to your hot shoe. You should be able to find one of these adapters at Central Camera, the greatest camera store on Earth.
The introductory price for each class is a mere $40, or both for $60 (if you take them on the same day). Register for Camera Essentials here and Lighting class here. Both classes will involve shooting in the studio and one-on-one help from me.
Sunday, February 6th, 2011
Camera Essentials (11:30-1:30) & Intro to Lighting classes (2:00-4:00)
Jim Newberry Photo Studio 312-485-1879
2100 S Marshall Blvd Ste 704 Chicago, IL 60623
(free parking next to building; close to California pink line stop)
email me with questions or for more info
At long last, from Nasa, the photography how-to we’ve all been waiting for. And all you need is a camera High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera and a $720 million dollar multipurpose orbiter. Check your basement or your garage–you’ve probably got those lying around in there somewhere…
( Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)