DSLR Comprehensive workshop in Abbotsford

F.I.R.E. – Hands on Exposure and Composition DSLR

This two-day hands-on workshop is specifically designed to help enthusiastic photographers understand the technical aspects of photography so they can get the most from their digital camera. It is ideal for people with digital SLR cameras who want to learn which settings to use in a wide range of situations.

The workshop consists of two three-hour sessions. Both sessions include a mix of theory in the classroom and practical instruction. Participants have opportunities for shooting photographs on both days, as well as reviewing and discussing their images with an instructor.

Topics covered include:


– Understanding photographic terminology

– Breaking through the jargon in your camera manual

Getting to know your camera’s controls, settings and menus

– Fundamental exposure variables — aperture, shutter speed and ISO

– Using apertures and f-stops to control depth of field

– Using shutter speeds to control motion effects

– Using ISO to influence aperture and shutter speed selection

– Using exposure compensation in difficult lighting conditions

– Features and functions unique to digital cameras

– White Balance — what it is and why it’s necessary

– Putting theory into practice …

– Techniques for improving camera handling and operation

– Practical exercises involving aperture, shutter speed, ISO

– Selecting exposure variables for different situations

– Review of images created during practical sessions

– Understanding the elements of composition

– Developing your visual awareness


This workshop is primarily intended for photographers using digital SLR cameras, but many well-specified digital compact cameras are also suitable. Each participant is expected to bring a digital camera with a fully charged battery, memory card(s).

I- The first part of this session is about how to control the Exposure (bracketing, compensation, and more). Plus composition in Landscapes, Portraits, Sports, etc.(3 hours)


II- Next, you will have the chance to experiment with these new skills and bring the pictures to the second part of the session to discover what you could have done to make the pictures better. (3 hours)


Instructor: Ted Samzadeh

Date: October 13 and 27 From 5 to 8PM

Cost: $100.00

Location: Room 204, Seven Oaks Shopping Centre

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