You feel pretty comfortable with your camera setup. You've got a few lenses, a flash, a tripod, and you capture some pretty great images—some of the time. Ready to dig a little deeper?
If you are more or less satisfied with your basic technique and gear but ready to explore some creative options and styles, join Kevin Kubota as he imparts a career's worth of tips and tricks, inviting you to open your eyes and apertures to new ways of using familiar (and some unfamiliar!) equipment.
Together we dive into camera, lens, and flash-related topics, like making quick work of a slow shutter, saving time with automatic bracketing, doubling your fun with double exposures, does your smart phone really count, the misuse and good use of HDR, great night exposures that won’t put you to sleep, an illuminating look at flash modifiers, the mysterious rear-curtain sync versus front-curtain sync and should I care, to what, exactly, that stroboscopic button is for.
Kevin also weighs in on everything from panoramic stitching, macro lenses and extension tubes, neutral density filters, Lensbaby and other tilt-shift lens choices, to high-speed sync flashes, the intentional use of lens flare, light painting, gels, and when to employ a tripod, plus a whole lot more.
Through lectures, conversations, hands-on assignments, and real-time image review, you come to fully understand—and feel confident applying—the skills you learn. You come away with a jump-start on some new equipment and the know-how to decide whether they deserve a spot in your camera bag.