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Photography Seminar  (Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A South)


SATURDAY 3-5:00 P.M., Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate, Max No People: 30 


This is an extended session that covers all basic aspects of video creation.


Equipment for video and how to best utilize them. This will include rails, jibs, sliders, gimbals, etc. 

Understanding resolution

Exposure, shutter speed, and shutter angles

Switching devices

Lighting equipment and technique.  Use of portable and stage lighting, getting the best look, use of shadows for effect

Audio recording.  Equipment, including recorders, microphones (types), how to wire your subjects for interviews, stage performance, and outdoors.

Pre-production – The Montage - creating the story, developing the scenes, developing the takes that depict the intent.

We will cover the basic types of shots that effectively tell the story.


Composition and framing 

Camera movement techniques, focus techniques, and the use of assistive devices like rails, tracks, jibs, and cranes.

Controlling the viewer's perspective

Enhancing the viewer's experience

Slow motion and frame-rates

Ensure footage is captured correctly the first time including Exposure setting, Balancing for Lighting, Camera White balancing and Multi-Camera Matching with specific emphasis on skin tone.  We will demonstrate the use of scopes and waveforms to establish camera settings and matching. This takes advantage of seeing the “final” look while shooting using video monitors and recorders.


We will cover multi-camera use, and audio syncing.


Post Production - Save time in editing to get to the creative work faster: Monitor Calibration, Color Grading and how it can be used with standard tools used in conjunction with Software DaVinci Resolve 16 and Final Cut Pro X. 


Video - for Photographers SAT 3-5PM

  • Due to the limited capacity of these workshops, no refunds will be offered. Tickets are transferable.

    Florida's Birding & Photo Fest reserves the right to cancel an activity of the festival or substitute qualified presenters when necessary.  If we cancel an event for any reason, a full refund will be issued.  

    Should that unlikely occurrence become necessary you will be notified in as timely a manner as possible.

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