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Manual Camera Control Bootcamp

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Before you can attend this Meetup, you must first pay and register here. (http://www.precision-camera.com/manual-camera-control-bootcamp/)

Saturdays, May 23 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Two-Session Version)

Manual Camera Control Bootcamp — 2 Week Series
Automatic settings on cameras can be convenient but can also frustrate photographers. Manual control of a camera assures proper exposure and consistent results. An understanding of Aperture (f/stops), Shutter Speed, ISO, lenses, and light control all contribute to the success of each and every photograph you make. Your camera is a tool built to be controlled, not a gadget with a mind of its own. When you are ready to make the commitment to learn, this class is the key to open up all possibilities in your current and future photography.

Topics Covered

• Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO and how they integrate​ to create all photographs
• Lenses and how they affect the image
• Depth of focus and motion blur control
• An approach to different subjects: portraits, landscapes, macro, action and other areas of photography
• Strobes and Speedlights and the basics of how to use them to create useful lighting for indoor and outdoor photography

This class is intended to teach photographers at any level. Students must possess a camera with Manual exposure control, typically any digital SLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.


Learn to consider your choices in photography both through presentations and homework. The objective is to provide not only knowledge but also training in the skills required to use a camera easily and author images intentionally. Taking this class will allow you to enhance further learning in any area of photography with any camera. This class is our recommended prerequisite for any advanced or specialized photography course.

About the Instructor

The instructor for this class is Austin photographer and PCV Sales Staff member Ian McEnroe. Ian has taught photography and worked in the camera industry for over 15 years in retail sales and as a Certified Photographic Consultant. Ian has trained students of all levels including professionals. He specializes in Nikon camera training and has experience with virtually all makes and models of digital cameras. Ian and his wife are the creators of the award-winning cooking blog Yes, More Please! which features his creative food photography.


May 23
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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