When you come on one of our workshops, it's extremely important to know your camera. Here's a list of things that we hope you know how to do on your camera, prior to attending our workshop. If you need help, we're easy to reach!
Your camera probably has a 2-second self timer. Very useful for when you don't have a remote trigger.
Your camera will be able to shoot the same scene, with 3, 5 or 7 bracketed exposures. You should know how to set this, and also the exposure increments - we recommend 1-2 stop bracketing and as many shots as your camera will allow.
Be sure you know how to activate it, and to use the zoom function for critical manual focusing.
Know how to move the focus point within the scene, and to adjust the number of focus points (from single to some to many).
CHANGING FOCUS METHOD
From single shot to continuous auto to manual.
LONG EXPOSURE NOISE REDUCTION
This is used when we do night and star photography.
Very useful at times when the light is changing fast.
DATE AND TIME
When traveling you want to set your date and time to the local time zone. Also, if you are shooting with two cameras, you want the time to be synced on both.
SHOOTING WITHOUT MEMORY CARD
Set this to "no". You don't want the camera to fire without a memory card.
On workshops that will feature nighttime photography, you should be able to do all of these things in the dark, with just your headlamp set to the "red" light setting.