We will be going through Bryan Peterson's 2nd edition book titled "Understanding Exposure".
Each week, starting on Feb 1, 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.
Here is where we left off... I set each exercise for every two weeks. This should give us plenty of time to read and post. (So we finished exercise 1)
POST IN THIS THREAD IF YOU ARE GOING TO JOIN THIS EXERCISE - Tell us a little something about yourself - what your equipment is and anything else you'd like to share.
Week 1: (Feb 4 - Feb 17) Chapter 1 Exercise 2 Seeing the creatively correct exposure
Week 2: (Feb 18 - Mar 3) Chapter 2 Exercise 1 Mastering the Button - DOF Preview
Week 3: (Mar 4 - Mar 17) Chapter 2 Exercise 2 Aperture & Specular Highlights
Week 4: (Mar 18 - Mar 31) Chapter 3 Exercise 1 Motion with a stationary camera
Week 5: (Apr 1 - Apr 14) Chapter 3 Exercise 2 Implying Motion/Making rain
Week 6: (Apr 15 - Apr 28 ) Chapter 4 Exercise 1 Exploring Light
Week 7: (Apr 29 - May 12) Chapter 4 Exercise 2 Front Lighting
Week 8: (May 13 - May 26) Chapter 4 Exercise 3 Side Lighting
Week 9: (May 27 - June 9) Chapter 4 Exercise 4 Back Lighting
Week 10: (June 10 - June 23) Chapter 4 Exercise 5 Exposure Meters
Week 11: (June 24 - Jul 7) Chapter 4 Exercise 6 18% Grey
Week 12: (Jul 8 - Jul 21) Chapter 4 Exercise 7 Sky Metering
Week 13: (Jul 22 - Aug 4) Chapter 4 Exercise 8 Green Metering
Week 14: (Aug 5 - Aug 18 ) What's left over.
Last edited by EL2; 01-20-2011 at 05:15 PM.
-El mommy to B & A
Just chug-chug-chugging along.
I'll start off ---
I have two boys - a 3 yo and 10 mos old.
Use a Canon 7d and 40d for back up.
Photography is an expensive hobby for me Hoping someday I will be able to make it into a business. I love learning new things and always open for HHCC - I have thick skin
Hi Melissa - yes. The book is not too expensive - you can order it thru Amazon or borrow from your local library. There is so much information in this book that is worth reading thru and understanding before performing the exercise.
I don't see a problem with that. You can join anytime.
I'll be in! I am a Mom of a 3 1/2 year old girl, and 2 kitties, oh and a husband LOL (j/k). I have a Canon 500D/T1i, the kit lens 18-55mm, and the 50mm f/1.8, and a 2.5x macro converter. My "backup" camera would be my Fuji S5100 (non-DSLR). I also have an inexpensive 2.2x telephoto converter. I am primarily a nature photographer: it's been my hobby for over 12 years. I started getting into portraits as a hobby when my daughter was born, but not very seriously (i.e. with natural light/manual) until I got my Canon in Dec. 2009 and started posting at this forum I love it here!
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I want to try this as well! This thread/exercise actually made me come out of lurking here. I ordered the book last night off of amazon (with swagbucks, so free!) and am excited to learn some things.
I've only been taking pictures since October. I have a T2i and two lenses 17-55mm f/2.8 constant aperture and a 60mm macro. I have PSE9.
I have a 3 year old and a 10.5 month old, both girls. I primarily wanted the camera to take great pictures of my kids.
I have 21 month old twin girls who keep me busy, so I'm glad that the "assigments" are now two weeks in length. Good idea! I have a Canon T1i and the kit lens. I would LOVE to get a better lens and a speedlight, but we'll see when that happens. I have no editing software other then what came with the camera and picasa. I am thinking of signing up for a non-credit Photoshop CS3 course at the local community college. Then I could get CS5 for the student price of only $200!
I want to join in! Wow, I read UE 3 years ago and agree it's a great book (and it got me hooked on photography).
I have a Nikon D200 with the 18-55 mm kit lens plus the 50mm f/1.8 and a 55-200mm f/4-5.6. Plus the SB 600 speedlight. I also do mostly nature shots. Photography is a hobby for me, as is cooking.
I have 3 littles: Sean (4.75 yrs), Luke (turning 3 next week), and Eve (9 months on Monday).
plus DH Reeve, DS Sean, DS Luke, and DD Eve
and furbaby Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup "Buttercup"
My 365 Photography Project