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Nikon DSLR Basics

  • Date: Thursday, Sept 13th
  • Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location: Tuttle Cameras.

Cost: $35.00

Instructor: Eric Vitwar

Take the next step with your Nikon 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 photographs tell more of the story.

You will see many examples of great photography and learn techniques to use including exposure, composition, and flash.

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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 Auto Focus selection.
  • 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 you would want to use an accessory flash or is the pop up flash enough.
  • Discuss the "rules" of composition and how to break them.
  • Take a deeper dive into file types, settings and workflow.
  • Learn how color balance affects your image.

Eric Vitwar

Eric caught the photography bug in high school starting with his Canon AE-1 in the 1980s. Ever since then, his passions and excitement for photography have never waned. 

Eric has photographed at the professional level at sporting events and weddings since the 1990s. It doesn’t matter if the subject is a moose in the river, a truck in the air, or a bride and groom at the altar, Eric enjoys photographing them, and he loves to share his passion and skills by teaching others.

​His love of photography prompted him to purchase Tuttle Cameras in 1998, and he has been “playing with toys (cameras)” ever since.