Photography: Digital Camera Control

with alBerto

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Get your DSLR camera off of AUTO mode.

This class will show Dabblers how to properly use their new camera to capture that light. Dabblers will learn how get the correct exposure on their fancy new digital camera. No previous photography experience necessary.

It's a good place to start figuring out all of the buttons, dials, menu options, bells and whistles. To get comfortable with your camera one of the first steps is to learn how to control it to get the correct exposure. Class time will be dedicated to understanding the basic components of exposure: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Dabbers will walk away comfortable with understanding how their new camera works and how to make well exposed, in focus, and creatively framed photographs. Students will be able to make better images by understanding/controlling exposure without AUTO-bots help.

Materials to bring

DSLR camera

What will be provided

Handouts, hands-on practice and modeling objects.

Student Reviews

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    Jennifer M.
    Photography: Digital Camera Control

    Great class! I knew nothing about my DSL other than point and click. The teacher was great and made it easy to learn. I would definitely recommend this class to anybody who wants to learn how to manually take pictures!

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    Clare J.
    Photography: Digital Camera Control

    This was my first experience with Dabble and it did not disappoint. Al Berto did a wonderful job explaining the functions of the DSLR camera and helped us feel more comfortable switching from 'auto' to 'manual.' He was able to deliver a lot of information in a condensed amount of time and then allowed us to fiddle and experiment with our cameras with his guidance. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone that has a new DSRL camera or who, like me, needed a little refresher on the basics.

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    Inga K.
    Photography: Digital Camera Control

    This class was exactly what I signed up for. I learned a TON and it was just the right amount of information. The information received was just enough to take with me and apply for future shots. I can't wait to apply my knew knowledge and impress all my friends with my new skillz.

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    Lucia M.
    Photography: Digital Camera Control

    Very basic and extremely useful introduction to shutter, aperture and ISO functions. I took the class on Thursday and went to ice caves on Saturday . Thanks to this class I was able to take pictures inside the caves and of the ice/snow formations.

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    Lucia M.
    Photography: Digital Camera Control

    Very basic and extremely useful introduction to shutter, aperture and ISO functions. I took the class on Thursday and went to ice caves on Saturday . Thanks to this class I was able to take pictures inside the caves and of the ice/snow formations.

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    Idea L.
    Photography: Digital Camera Control

    Excellent class! This might be the best $30 I've spent.

    The first 50 minutes or so will confuse the hell out of you, but once you start doing the 'hands on' practice it all comes together and makes sense. I now tell my camera what to do, instead of the camera telling me.

    Death to Auto-mode!

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    Megan T.
    Photography: Digital Camera Control

    This class was wonderful. Alberto was a great teacher and was very effective at imparting A LOT Of information in such a small time frame. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone looking to understand the basics of how their SLR camera works.

    I walked in not knowing anything about how my camera worked and left feeling super empowered. I can't wait to get out and start taking pictures with my new found knowledge. Thanks Alberto!

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    Dabble Student
    Photography: Digital Camera Control

    Instructor was great - patient, energetic and able to condense a lot of info into our short workshop.

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    Dabble Student
    Photography: Digital Camera Control

    The instructor was very knowledgable and conveyed the information well.

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    Dabble Student
    Photography: Digital Camera Control

    Very informative. Good pace, being a beginner. Instructor very friendly and patient. Opened for questions, feedback, etc.. that's a great thing.

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alBerto

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A Columbia College grad, alBerto has over 20 years of photography experience, shooting professional portraits, fashion and food. This Chicagoan has worked at Chicago Tribune, RedEye, Extra, HOY, Café Magazine and other media companies. Recently he won a Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism in Chicago for his Latino Fashion week spread. He takes great pride in his knowledgeable and very approachable teaching style.

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