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Essential Functions of your EOS Camera


Date: Saturday, February 10th
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Instructor: Lance Folden

Take the next step with your EOS digital SLR and making great images. We will move past the dials and buttons and learn more of what changes you can make on your camera to help your photograph tell more of a story.

You will see many examples of great photography and learn techniques to use including exposure, composition, and flash. This is part two in a module that will take more of a look at controlling the image than button placement and terminology.

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What you'll learn

  • Explore the different focusing modes that your camera has to offer.
  • Learn how to use manual point AutoFocus selection.
  • Be introduced to how exposure can affect the feel of an image.
  • Understand what is being shown in the viewfinder and how to interpret that information.
  • Experience the relationship of shutter speed, aperture and ISO.
  • Learn the basics of flash and when it best to use one or just available light.
  • Find out why would you want to use an accessory flash or is the pop up flash enough.
  • Understand how a flash operates in different modes- Av, Tv, P.
  • Discuss the "rules" of composition and how to break them.
  • Take a deeper dive into file types, settings and workflow.

Lance Folden - Instructor

Lance has spent many years in the field of photography, starting when he was in high school. His father was a freelance photographer, so he had access to a lot of cameras and lenses, as well as a darkroom in the garage. He started managing camera stores in 1987, and continued to do so until 2004.

That is when he got this job at Marketstar. Now he travels around the world teaching about the Canon EOS systems at workshops and events.  Although he has always considered himself primarily a sports photographer, working with Canon in various workshops and environments he has a great appreciation of other fields of photography such Macro, Wildlife, and Portraits.