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Workhouse Photography Workshop

  • Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Road Lorton, VA, 22079 United States (map)

Overview: If a shutter speed is just a number to you then here is your opportunity to learn its role in exposure and delve into the mysterious effects it can have on your photography. Shutter speed controls motion within your image. How you creatively use this control has a huge effect on the quality of your images. This hands on workshop begins with a tutorial on shutter speeds and their relationship with aperture and ISO and then evolves into hands-on experiments with very long and very short exposures. With long exposures we will show the beautiful shapes that motion can create. Then we change to high speed photography and push your camera’s boundaries in an attempt to capture a sharp image of a balloon bursting. Students are required to bring a camera that has manual settings as an option. Tripods and shutter release cables are recommended. Simple plans for the device used for high speed photography will be provided so students can recreate these experiments at home. Please keep in mind that ALL participants must bring/have working knowledge of their own DSLR camera.

When & Where: This workshop will take place at the Workhouse Arts Center (9518 Workhouse Rd, Lorton, VA 22079) on Saturday, March 9th, from 1 PM - 5 PM.

This workshop is offered as part of our Workhouse Workshop Series.