Have you ever taken a photo and it’s not what you were expecting? Was the focus on the wrong object? Faces washed out, colours off, blurred movement or just plain bad?
You can take control of your camera and learn to take tack sharp, well exposed pictures every time. Manual Overdrive Part 1 will jump-start your ability to shoot in manual with your DSLR camera. In three modules you will get off of automatic and in control. Start immediately with instant access to the course and take charge of your camera!
Why shoot manual?
At the most basic level, a digital camera is simply a sophisticated computer designed to capture an image based on certain assumptions around lighting, contrast and exposure. In perfect, even lighting conditions auto mode can work well to get the shots you are after. However, life rarely occurs in perfect lighting.
Even the most expensive and high-powered DSLRs can be easily tricked by high contrast, fast-moving and back-lit scenes. In automatic mode, your pictures can come out over or under exposed or with more blurring than you want. Shooting in manual gives you the control to shoot the picture that you want to capture. Also, it gives you more all-round control of the image, allowing you to take photos in the style you want them to be, be it with razor-sharp clarity or soft background blur (bokeh).
Manual Override is a self-paced Boot Camp. You will work through a series of lessons and and assignments on the course site, starting from the minute you buy the course. You will have access to Facebook and Flickr groups of past and present members for peer feedback and support and The Kats will be in the Facebook group to answer questions as they arise.
Instant Access! Buy now and start today!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does “Instant Access” mean?
As soon as you purchase the course, you will be sent access details to the course materials, course website and Flickr and Facebook groups. You can start today and learn at a pace that suits you.
I’m not in the UK, can I join the class?
The course price is in £GBP but as payment is through PayPal you should be able to access it from any country. You can use this currency converter to calculate the course price as a guide although PayPal will use its own conversion so it may vary.
You can connect with other course members through the private discussion group and by commenting on their photos in the Flickr group – time zones will not limit us!
I want to buy a place for someone else, do you do gift certificates?
Yes! You can buy a gift certificate for any of our courses on the gift certificate page (you can also pin our subtle picture if you’re wishing for one!).
I’ll be away / I am very busy; will this be a problem?
Not at all. We have designed the course for busy people. You can work through the lessons totally at your own pace. The assignments are designed to fit in with a busy life and can be done at any time. Access to the course will be open indefinitely, so work at your own pace.
How do you manage privacy and photo sharing?
We are sensitive to the fact that not everyone wants to share pictures of their children. The group photo sharing takes place in a private Flickr group where you can use an alias rather than you name if you prefer. Photos will only be seen by group members who are past, present (or future) members of the course. If you’d prefer not to share photos that’s absolutely fine, it’s not a requirement.
How much time will I need to spend on the course?
You can spend as much or as little time as you want. There will be prompts and assignments but what you do with them, or when, is up to you. You might have more time to take pictures at the weekend or find that you have more time one week than another. All of that is fine; the course is flexible because we know life isn’t
Will you give me feedback on my pictures?
No. The instant access courses do not have a feedback element from The Kats. You will be able to get feedback from other course members past and present via the Flickr group – this is for past, present and future members of the course. The course will also have a students only Facebook group for discussion. If you have a specific technical question, Kat and Kat can be reached via email or in the course Facebook group.
Should I have got a welcome email?
You should get redirected to the class welcome page as well as recieving a confirmation email with all of the info you need to log in.
Will you be running a real time session again?
If there is enough interest, we will be running a live course next Spring. Drop us a line to let us know you are interested!
I’d like to let my blog readers know I’m taking part…
Once you have clicked register and gone through the checkout you will be given a link back to our site. This will take you to a course members page and there is a student badge code for you to grab. Didn’t get redirected? Get in touch and we’ll send you the link.
If this is Part 1 – what is part 2?
Coming in Spring 2014 Manual Overdrive Part 2 is the next step in taking control of that camera. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know about this exciting new course.
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