Home My Account My Cart

Big Picture Classes
New to the site? Start here!


Mastering Manual Mode
Reaching your full potential as a photographer

You've finally purchased that fancy digital SLR camera and have started shooting pictures in auto mode. You've probably been amazed at the difference in quality, speed, and clarity in comparison to that old point-and-shoot, right? Well, you aint seen nothin' yet! If you haven't taken your DSLR camera out of auto mode, then this class is for you. There's SO much more you can do with your camera, so get ready to be amazed!

In this 8-week class, you'll learn how to reach your full potential in digital SLR photography—exploring what you can do in program, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, and other creative modes. You'll learn exactly what ISO, shutter speed, and aperture mean individually and how they work together to create that perfect photo. You'll delve into white balance settings and focus modes, and you'll learn more about camera equipment, accessories, and lenses. You'll get a refresher on some basic (but important!) composition tips and discover fun and amazing photo techniques that Elisha has amassed throughout her own learning adventures.

New this Session!
Your instructor, Elisha Snow, has recruited talented photographer Heather Bird to bring additional expertise and a new perspective to Mastering Manual Mode! Via a live classroom blog, Heather will share her take on each week's principles, sharing beautiful photographic examples of her own in real time. She'll also participate on the gallery and message boards and assist with photo critiques. As a student, you can look forward to one personalized critique from Heather and one from Elisha.


Elisha Snow


Heather Bird

Are you ready? Because by the time you're done with this class you are going to "get it." And "getting it" is a great feeling! Once you've completed this class, you'll never go back to auto mode again. You're not just taking a picture—you're creating a memory.



Listen to Elisha's introduction of Mastering Manual Mode:

Elisha's class includes:

  • Pre-class assignment, available to you immediately upon registration for class
  • Supply list
  • Class syllabus
  • Welcome notes from Elisha in the classroom
  • Four videos showing different camera and photography tips and techniques
  • Daily emails highlighting a photo tip
  • Colorful instructional handouts with how-to details and beautiful photos
  • A takeaway photo field guide—a small album you can tuck in your camera bag for reference
  • Voice messages available as streaming audio, downloadable MP3 file and transcript
  • An opportunity to have two of your best photos individually critiqued, one from Elisha and one from Heather
  • Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
  • Access to Elisha on the message board and by email (Monday through Friday)
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
  • Private blog updated in real time by Elisha's co-teacher, Heather Bird

Please Note: Mastering Manual Mode is a compilation class, pulling content from Elisha's previous workshops Get out of Auto Mode and Moving into Manual. There is additional added value in the form of videos and the takeaway field guide. We've reformatted the two classes into one, in response to student feedback and our desire to offer students the most comprehensive photography class possible. Feel free to email Elisha if you have any additional questions about the format of this class.


Taught by: Elisha Snow
Class Duration: 8 Weeks
Start Date: July 11, 2013
End Date: September 4, 2013
Price: $139.00
Register Today! Registration has closed.
Registration End:

Class enrollment is limited.
Registration will close
July 17, 2013 at 2:00pm PST OR when class is full.

Please Note: We will create a waiting list once registration has closed. If you do not get into the class please contact admin to be put on the list.

ONLINE CLASSES

How it Works
Search for Classes
All Workshops
All Self-Paced Projects
Coming Soon!
Student Recommendations
MY ACCOUNT
My Classes
My Galleries
My Forums
My Information
FUN STUFF
Badges & Buttons
Quote of the Day
Happy Mail
Big World
HELP!
FAQ's
Technical Support
Contact Us
Resources
TO DO
Meet Our Team
Visit Our Blog
Partners
SHOP
Gift Certificates
Classes
Feeling Social?
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
YouTube channel
Blog RSS
Want info & inspiration?
Sign up for our email newsletter!

© 2005-2013 Big Picture Classes. All Rights Reserved.
Cancellation Policy | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Advertise | Technical Support
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.