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July 10th Monthly Meeting: Camera 201- Beyond The Basics

July 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Educational Theme: Camera 201-Beyond The Basics


Time to learn about & practice all those camera setting.    Your going on a photo shoot today with Amy and a group of Club Members.  How do you pre-set your camera before leaving the house to prepare for the event?    What adjustments do you make upon arrival or a couple of test shots?


Together we will learn:

Shutter Setting: Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Speed Priority vs. Manual

Histogram Reading:  Under-exposed, Over-Exposed, Cropped (Both Ends), Balanced

White Balance:     Grey Card vs. Expo Disk vs. Digital Target vs. X-Rite ColorChecker

Bracketing: Yes/No    3 vs. 5 vs. 7        +- 1/2  vs. +- 1

Metering:   Spot vs. Center-Weighted vs. Evaluative/Matrix

Auto Focus:  One Shot, AI Focus, AI Servo, Continuous,  AF-C,  AF-A,  AF-S



Photo Shoot Locations:   Potential Presets


Fire Station (Indoors, Low Light, No Movement)

Ceramic Center / Music Center / Model Train      (Indoors, Fluorescent Lights, No Movement)

Moto Cross (Outdoors, Sunny, Action)

Cherry Building Portraits  (Indoors, Low Light, No Movement)

Noelridge Park    (Outdoors, Cloudy, Maybe Movement)

Roughriders   (Indoors, ??? Light, Action)

Steel Wool on Fire / Fireworks  (Outdoors, Bright Light, Movement)


Bring your camera, tripod, white balance tool and your owners manual!   This is hands on training


Photo Contest Themes:   

Two Different Categories!

Contest 1:   Summer…. Print Images

You can submit up to two photos of any image that meets the monthly contest rules and meets this months theme.

Contest 2:    Photographer’s Choice…. Digital Images  (Submit your jpg/psd photos to: [email protected] )

You can submit up to two photos of any image that meets the monthly contest rules.   If your photo interests are old cars, night sky, food, etc. submit your photos.




July 10, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Rick Young


National Czech & Slovak Museum
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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