Marshall's Camera

Auburndale, Florida

Basic Photography Course for DSLR

A. Camera Type - Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR)

B. Lens - Diaphragm, Aperture, f/number or f/stop

C. Relation between f-number and aperture size

D. Shutter, shutter speed control

E. Capturing the Image - Sensor Size

    1. Pixel count, pixel size, pixel light sensitivity

F. ISO Rating -Noise Considerations

G. Exposure

     1. Relation between aperture, shutter speed and ISO value

     2. Exposure Steps

     3. Reciprocity - Exposure Value (EV numbers)

     4. 18% Reflection Standard, Use of Gray Card

     5. Exposure Compensation Controls

H. Quality of light

     1. Point source vs diffuse

     2. Color temperature, relation to white balance

          a. Kelvin Temperature, Daylight, Tungsten, and Fluorescent Lighting

     3. Mixed lighting

I. Filters - UV, - Polarizing, Linear or Circular, Filter Coating

J. Lenses - Wide Angle, Telephoto Overview

     1. Multiplier effect of 1.5, 1.6, or 2 for digital SLR cameras

     2. Lens mount interchangeability

     3. Nikon lens/motor issue, Canon digital mount issue