I was out at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm this Spring and came across a pot of nearly over bloomed tulips. Sure, I could bump my aperture up to 2.0 and have a really shallow depth of field, but then I decided to take my 85mm prime lens off my camera.
And this is the photo I took:
If all that you just read was mostly gibberish ...
What is that aperture thing?
Where can I find of field of shallow depth?
And what in the world is a prime lens?
... then I would recommend learning the basics of shooting manual before diving into the world of free lensing, but what if you haven't learned the basics of shooting manual? Well, I would love to offer two mini workshop classes in May for photographers, especially if you're still learning.
Each class will have a limit of 10 people and you would have to bring your own gear. These classes will be held at a farm near Brooks, Oregon.
Please fill out this survey if you are interested in either of these mini workshop classes.
Requirements for Basics of Manual class: You will need to bring a DSLR, lens, and have basic knowledge of changing settings in manual.
In this two hour mini workshop, you will learn the exposure triangle, how to read a histogram, and basic composition techniques by working hands on.
Requirements for Free Lensing class: You will need to bring a DSLR, prime lens, and have the basic knowledge of shooting in manual.
In this one hour mini workshop, you will learn free lensing techniques by working hands on.