Photography Basics – Mini Workshop

Photography Basics – Mini Workshop

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Date(s) - 02/22/2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Middleton Place


Join us for a fun learning experience!

4 hours of learning basic photography skills in a beautiful location with fellow photo enthusiasts.

Middleton Place – West Ashley, Charleston, SC

Bring your camera, lenses, tripod (if you have one), and your camera manual.

Have you been shooting in automatic mode, or perhaps one of the program modes?

Do you wish to know more about how to operate your camera in manual mode? 

This is an introductory class where you will learn basic techniques to improve your photography skills!

By simply understanding how your camera operates and learning how to control it, you will be able to create more stunning and dynamic images.

Although many of the cameras today are extremely smart, I’ll bet you’ve still noticed when your images are not consistently exposed or focused correctly. We will explore the reasons behind these issues and give you the knowledge to fix any problems!

All of this will be explained to you in this class in a simple and easy hands-on way of understanding. You will no longer have to rely on your camera’s program modes!!

By the end of this class you should feel more confident with shooting in manual mode & how to use the various program modes more effectively.

You will learn:

– ISO settings

– Shutter Speed settings

– Aperture settings

– Metering

– Focus Points & Focusing

– White Balance settings

– Raw vs JPG & Single-Shoot mode VS Continuous

We will meet by the entrance (paying location into the plantation) and spend a small amount of time getting acquainted with one another.

If you do not have a pass to get into the park, this will be an added cost and separate from the payment made here. 

We will then walk into the park and find a resting place in order for me to teach and you to ask question.

The last hour or so we will begin using your new skills to photograph the plantation while I am there to answer any further questions.

Please understand that I can not individually help each person, in this small time period with finding all the controls within their camera. This is why you may need your camera manual, as this is not a class to teach you how to operate your camera but rather understand what your camera CAN do. I will offer assistance in these areas as much as time allows but it is best if you try to locate these things (mentioned above) & practice how to locate them in your menu and change them before coming to class.

Please email me if you have any questions at:

I look forward to seeing you there!

– Lori Jill




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