The 2015 Beginners’ Workshops Start

A good mix of existing members and new visitors attended for the first of Ken Fisher’s Beginners’ Workshops.  It was very encouraging to see the first time attendees all waiting eagerly for Ken to remove some of the mystique surrounding photography.  After a gentle introduction during which Ken established that our cameras only see light and that managing this enables us to take better photographs, Ken’s agenda this week was to cover Types of Camera and Lens, Focus, The Image, Aperture, Shutter Speed and Camera Modes.

Using a mixture of presentation, anecdotes, jokes and practical demonstrations Ken clearly explained that no matter whether you are using a compact camera or the latest digital gadgetry the principles are the same and if you learn the basics of this week’s topics you will soon be able to get your photographs sharp, correctly exposed and with the desired depth of field so that they accurately represent the colours and scene you remember when you took the picture.

The presentation was interspersed with practical tasks so that everyone had chance to put into practice what they had just learned and there were plenty of existing members to give some one-to-one assistance. A really useful evening for everyone there. Next week Ken builds on this week’s foundation and explores the subject of exposure to ensure that the camera captures just what you see. Come along and find out what he has to say – even the experienced may well learn something.

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