You’re More Than Auto
You are smarter than your camera, so why let it make all the decisions for you? Your camera’s Auto feature may give you okay results, but who is happy with just okay? This guide will show you how easy it is to break free of Auto and unlock your potential to capture AMAZING images. You will be surprised at how easy it is to take full control of your camera and create captivating photos in any situation.
Everybody’s Gotta Start Somewhere
With FroKnowsPhoto: Go Above and Beyond Auto, pro photographer and FroKnowsPhoto.com creator Jared Polin gives you a fun and informative approach to learning photography, from assembling your camera to understanding terminology, with great motivational tips about different ways of seeing and capturing your world along the way.
Whether you’ve just picked up your first DSLR or you’ve been using one for a while, you’ll walk away from this guide with a richer appreciation for what you can do with your camera and the confidence to capture incredible, dynamic photos.
The best part is that this isn’t only classroom learning – instead of just listening to Jared talk about photography, you’ll see him capture actual examples that show the cause and effect of each change on the same image and watch real world photo shoots play out with these lessons in mind. By the end, you will not only get out of Auto and unlock the power of your camera, you’ll unlock your ability to capture great images.
Your lesson begins with a rundown of the basics of your camera and the principles of photography. Jared explains the major parts and functions of any DSLR in clear, concise detail, with helpful suggestions for always being ready to capture that important moment.
Once you have a strong understanding of your camera, you’ll decipher the key terms of photography, like composition, aperture, ISO and shutter speed, providing you with an even greater comprehension of how images actually get captured.
Next, you’ll learn how to push past the basic functions provided by your camera’s Auto mode to take your photography to the next level. You’ll be using your DSLR’s light meter and understanding the importance of good lenses in no time. If you’ve ever yearned to take that perfect shot with a great subject in focus and a beautiful, blown out background, you’ll be an expert at it faster than you can imagine.
Jared wraps it all together in an exciting presentation that explains the exposure triangle, when all of the fundamentals you’ve learned throughout the guide relate to each other and combine to capture the perfect shot, without the assistance of Auto.
Finally, you’ll take this new understanding of photography and watch it all play out in the real world, as you join Jared on four photo shoots that highlight unique settings and different shooting styles – portraits, movements, action shots and even capturing kids at play. This unparalleled access will give you the feel of an on-location shoot, complete with the mistakes and solutions inherent to any experience.
Who is this guide for?
Are you or someone you know just getting started with photography? Are you thinking of making the transition from a point-and-shoot camera to your first DSLR? Do you currently have a DSLR, but you’re not happy with the results? Do you find yourself stuck in Auto? If so, then this guide is a great solution to help you understand the fundamentals of photography and unlock the power of your camera and your own talents, giving you the confidence you need to capture great images.
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