***Understanding Exposure Agenda & Starting Exercise***

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***Understanding Exposure Agenda & Starting Exercise***

We will be going through Bryan Peterson's 2nd edition book titled "Understanding Exposure".

Each week, starting on October 30th, we will go thru, as a group, each Chapter's exercises. Please ensure you read the Chapter's that we will reviewing for each week. Each chapter's exercise will have its own thread. Ask questions if anything is unclear in the chapter. Remember, this is a group effort, there is no right or wrong. We are all going thru this as a trial/error. Don't be afraid to chime in whenever possible. Getting feedback is a great way to learn.

Let's keep the post processing minimum on the pictures if possible just sharpen for web.

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Week 1: (Oct 30 - Nov 5) Chapter 1 Exercise 1 Understanding the effects of ISO on exposure
Week 2: (Nov 6 - Nov 12) Chapter 1 Exercise 2 Seeing the creatively correct exposure

Week 3: (Nov 13 - Nov 19) Chapter 2 Exercise 1 Mastering the Button - DOF Preview
Week 4: (Nov 20 - Nov 26) Chapter 2 Exercise 2 Aperture & Specular Highlights

Week 5: (Nov 27 - Dec 3) Chapter 3 Exercise 1 Motion with a stationary camera
Week 6: (Dec 4 - Dec 10) Chapter 3 Exercise 2 Implying Motion/Making rain

Week 7: (Dec 11 - Dec 17) Chapter 4 Exercise 1 Exploring Light

XMAS & New Years Break DEC 18 - DEC 31

Week 8: (Jan 1 - Jan 7) Chapter 4 Exercise 2 Front Lighting
Week 9: (Jan 8 - Jan 14) Chapter 4 Exercise 3 Side Lighting
Week 10: (Jan 15 - Jan 21) Chapter 4 Exercise 4 Back Lighting
Week 11: (Jan 22 - Jan 28) Chapter 4 Exercise 5 Exposure Meters
Week 12: (Jan 29 - Feb 4) Chapter 4 Exercise 6 18% Grey
Week 13: (Feb 5 - Feb 11) Chapter 4 Exercise 7 Sky Metering
Week 14: (Feb 12 - Feb 18) Chapter 4 Exercise 8 Green Metering
Week 15: (Feb 19 - Feb 25) What's left over.

Does this schedule works for everyone? I know we are coming up on several holiday weeks, so we can always push back on those days.

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First Exercise:

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How will this study group help you?

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Name: Jacquie (Jaxie)
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What you like to do for fun: Besides photography, read, movies, bake, camping, spend time with family, etc.
How will this study group help you? I read this book but not every chapter. I skimmed through a lot of it. I think doing this book like this as a group will help me proceed in my skills in photography. I've actually been kinda down about my photography lately, so I'm really glad we're doing this right now.

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Name: Deanna (pronounced: D-NA) Smile
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How will this study group help you? still trying to get to a consistent level with the soocs. Have the book but have only quickly gone thru it once without doing the exercises. Hoping to be more consistent with it this time.

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El - can you take out Dec 18 - Dec 31 and rearrange the schedule accordingly? I think two weeks off at Christmas is a good idea, and will let anyone who is behind at that point to catch up if they have free time over the holidays.

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What you like to do for fun: Besides take pictures? I like hanging out with my friends. I really enjoy scrapbooking but haven't had the time the last few months to do it.
How will this study group help you? It will reinforce the things I already know, and hopefully make me an even better photographer.

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Thank Gwen --- schedule updated....

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How will this study group help you? I need this review in the worst way. I find I'm shorter and shorter on time for my photos, so I need to be able to 'get it right' the first time around. everything builds off of getting the basics down pat, so this is just what I need.

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Bringing this back out there for the new comers and oldies Smile Are we ready to get this back on the block?

Let me know. I'll be happy to post and it'll require for everyone's participation and HHCC.

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Yes I'm ready! I actually have been reading ahead in my book this week.

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I'm ready Smile I've been reading a bit too!

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Ok Will post the new schedule in a different thread - then we can pick up where we left off.

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