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DSLR Basics: The Exposure Triangle (Part 1)

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You have a DSLR. I'll show you the first of three basic feature of Photography that will help you control how your images turn out.

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Kelvin L.

Bolingbrook, IL

If you’re interested in learning photography – congratulations! Photography is a fun, practical hobby as well as an exciting career. Although learning photography does take a little patience, the rewards are certainly worth it. So, let’s start with the benefits of why you should learn photography.

- The ability to record special events like a child’s birthday, graduation or the family’s vacations with clear, focused well composed photographs.

- Never missing a picture of a special moment because you were searching for the right button or dial.

- Taking photos that you and your loved ones will enjoy displaying on your wall. By capturing your special memories in pictures, you can have a way to document and pass on these memories to future generations.

- Communicating through your photographs. A picture really is worth a thousand words! You can capture an expression that says it all. Or as we've seen in magazines like Time and National Geographic, you can shoot photographs ...

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Jason May 12, 2016
Composition · In studio
Verified Student
Kelvin is an extremely knowledgeable musician with a great teaching style.
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Susan G. April 9, 2016
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Kelvin is a very patient teacher! I knew absolutely nothing about mandolin or music and Kelvin has helped with that. I have a long way to go but, with Kelvins help I believe I can get there!
I highly recommend Kelvin!!!!!
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Juan F. March 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
When we were looking for a piano teacher for our 13yo daughter we were looking for someone who could also help her out with her church music as she is the "organist" during school masses. Kelvin was more than willing to do so. She has learned more in four lessons with Kelvin than she did in more than two years with a another teacher. Kelvin is very patient and makes each lesson fun. At the same time he is demanding without being strict. We are all very pleased with Kelvin's method of teaching. We highly recommend him.
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Bradley H.

Medina, WA

I'm a published pro photographer teaching all levels of photography and photo processing and printing. My focus is making it fun to get up to speed quickly.

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Emily L. April 4, 2016
Photography · Online
Verified Student
Bradley is so patient and helpful. I'm learning so much and looking forward to learning so much more from him.
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Peter November 25, 2015
Adobe Lightroom · Online
After two one-hour lessons with Brad (a creative birthday gift from my wife), I already feel very comfortable with Adobe Lightroom (my original goal) and much more aware of how I'm composing my photographs to boot (a big bonus!). Brad has been highly sensitive to my needs/interests. I've just been tremendously impressed with how acurately he's been able to read my "rate of information absorption" via the real-time/on-line remote interface. This completely eradicates any hestitation about this method of instruction. I look forward to more lessons once I've done some experimentation. Thanks Brad for such a terrific experience!
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Joan F. November 22, 2015
Photography · Online
Verified Student
I've had 8 lessons so far and am loving every hour. Even when I feel inept, Brad helps me feel accomplished. I was intimidated by my camera, didn't know/couldn't use Adobe Lightroom and felt it was all too complicated. But I am boldly going where I never thought I would and am eager to keep learning. Brad is patient and wildly knowledgeable. He can get deep into the science of light and color, or just keep the lesson incredibly practical.
I just signed up for 12 more lessons, so I guess I have put my money where my mouth is!!!
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Fernando B.

Windermere, FL

My Photography shooting style is modern plus contemporary and uses at all times elements in rules that I learned from my carrier and education and i will teach it all to you: Balance elements, composition rules, Screen, writing, lighting, The Speed lights, camera work, camera movement, Different possibilities of angles, zooming, continuity, production, Post Production, Photoshop/ lightroom retouching, HDR, VSCO, VINTAGE, OTHERS, walking with the camera, design, Albums, fine editing, and a constant care on the story to be told. Being a musician since a young age helped me to understand the complexity of sound and I used that to increase the quality of my videos.

Investment: I will focus my time towards the projects that you have, will provide exciting new ways to learn with an very active style, I'm sure I can help and be ready for your needs based on my knowledge and experiences.

As a very active Artist I always worked a lot in different positions inside the media Arts: ...

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Arti Dusane December 4, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · Online
Verified Student
Great first lesson. Looking forward to the rest.
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xiuwei ji October 13, 2015
Drum · In studio
Great lesson, friendly instructor....My son learned a lot about in a very short space of time. Look forward to our next session
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Cassandra taylor September 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Fernando is an innovative teacher! I find him fun, thoughtful and concerned with where one is with their feelings about music , ability to play, and what goals they have in mind. He allows the student to participate in their development but with a guiding hand. I recommend him to those that are ready to learn and listen from a new perspective .

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Chicago, IL
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Ridgewood, NY
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Sarah L.

San Mateo, CA
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Blake M.

Chicago, IL

I have shot corporate and actor headshots for over seven years. I look for eager students to understand what they're doing as oppose to just memorizing. I will listen to your goals and adjust the curriculum to your needs. Whether it's working with Cannon, Nikon or whatever brand of camera for the first time, I can assist you with your needs. I have lots of energy and love students with a sense of humor! Let's start having fun!

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Sean April 21, 2016
Adobe Illustrator · Online
Verified Student
Did a great job teaching me the basics of Illustrator so I can start to explore on my own.
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Allie Posner April 6, 2016
Graphic Design · Online
Verified Student
I love working with Blake!! He has taught me so much in graphic design!! He has also taught me so much about the programs I use and the techniques and style!!! I wouldn't use any other teacher!! He is the best!!!
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Samantha April 6, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · In home
Verified Student
Blake is very professional and extremely helpful. I am a Photoshop rookie and Blake was very patient with my quirky errs and explained the right way to approach and utilize all the necessary tools. The lesson was also a breeze thanks to Blake's outgoing personality and excellent sense of humor. I highly recommend.
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Joe S.

Ridgewood, NY

We go in an in-depth journey of light and shadows. I can teach in digital and Film photography. I am very knowledgeable in lighting techniques for portrait photography, fashion photography, outdoor, event and artistic expressionistic photography. My students will learn composition, lighting and artistic forms of photography

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Xiaoliang April 20, 2016
Photography · In home
Verified Student
He was an all-right teacher and a decent guy.
Thanks!
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Xiaoliang April 20, 2016
Photography · In home
Verified Student
He was an all-right teacher and a decent guy.
Thanks!
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Chris January 4, 2016
Drawing · In home
Our son is enjoying drawings lesson with Joe very much. Joe explains concepts very clearly and in an age appropriate manner. He is also great at applying our son's strong interest in video game characters to learning different aspects of drawing.
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Sarah L.

San Mateo, CA

I got my first camera when I was 8 years old and have been a passionate shutterbug ever since. I can teach you how to use all of the manual features on your camera to get the effects you want to achieve, and I can help you to train your eye to see and capture memorable compositions.

Taking pictures is the first part of the journey - the second is editing them to adjust exposure, saturation, contrast, etc. I work with Photoshop and can teach you how to tune your images and fix problems like lens dust, harsh shadows, or face shine in flash pictures.

I encourage each student to find his or her personal style to express a unique vision. You don't need any experience to become an artist, just the desire to start noticing new things all around you and capturing moments to share with others!

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Sarah V. March 13, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Well prepared, thorough, knowledgeable and patient. Good amount of knowledge and skills to digest in our 30 minute session. Looking forward to our next lesson.
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Lori January 25, 2016
Drawing · In studio
Sarah is a very patient teacher who has great skills herself, but is not at all intimidating to learn from.
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Amanda January 14, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Sarah was always an excellent instructor and I highly recommend her for any teaching job.

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