We covered a lot of material and many ideas concerning photography during CAPTURE Virginia. However, by the end of the class, it was clear that there was one thing that continually and overwhelmingly came out on top as the absolutely most helpful aspect of the workshop. What would you guess that one thing was?
We talked about tools of composition, such as the tool of odds . . .
We talked about how to train our eyes to see shapes instead of simply objects . . .
We talked about finding repetition with variation . . .
We discovered how to shoot beautiful flowing water . . .
We talked about techniques for creating the illusion of depth in our pictures . . .
But above all these, and everything else we talked about in the workshop, the number one thing that everyone told me was by far the most helpful was. . . ready for this? finally understanding how to work the Exposure Trio and putting it into real-life practice. That’s not something I can show with an example picture. When you understand how Aperture, Shutterspeed and ISO work together, and you force yourself to put it into to practice over and over again, the effect of it’s presence will show up in all of your pictures, regardless of what you are shooting!
The power of a workshop lies in pulling together everything you’ve learned in theory and putting it together in real life. Click here to check out dates and locations for the four remaining 2014 CAPTURE Workshops.