The Most Helpful Aspect

by | Aug 6, 2014 | Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

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 . . .

9352_Our Fathers Farm-Virginia-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 105 mm, 1-125 sec at f - 4.0, ISO 400

We talked about how to train our eyes to see shapes instead of simply objects . . .

9601_Cascade Falls-Virginia-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 200 mm, 1-40 sec at f - 4.0, ISO 1600

We talked about finding repetition with variation . . .

9358_Our Fathers Farm-Virginia-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 105 mm, 1-400 sec at f - 4.0, ISO 400

We discovered how to shoot beautiful flowing water . . .

9480_Cascade Falls-Virginia-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 105 mm, 5.0 sec at f - 22, ISO 50

We talked about techniques for creating the illusion of depth in our pictures . . .

9460_Peaks of Otter Lodge-Virginia-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24 mm, 1-320 sec at f - 4.0, ISO 400

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.

9476_Peaks of Otter Lodge-Virginia-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 28 mm, 1-50 sec at f - 8.0, ISO 400

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