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Photography Terms You Should Know: Aperture

Pittsburgh photographer Don Orkoskey here with the first of my list of photography terms you should know. We’re starting with aperture!
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Photography Terms You Should Know: Aperture Priority

I’m Pittsburgh photographer Don Orkoskey. Here is a photography term you should know: aperture priority, part of my giant list of photo terms.
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Beginner’s Photography Course

Join me, Don Orkoskey, for an in-person Beginner’s Photography Course titled: Picture Perfect: A Beginner’s Photography Course at the amazingly beautiful Pittsburgh Botanic Garden starting at 3:30 pm  on Wednesday July 28th. I will teach you everything you need to know to improve your skills as a photographer. Learn how your camera works, how to control exposure, how to compose photos, edit pictures, and tell incredible stories with your new photography skills. If you are frustrated with your camera and want to take better photos this is the perfect class for you. Read more about the class and click the link below to register. Event Details This 4-week beginner’s photography class is the perfect opportunity to learn how to use your camera to create incredible images that you will love showing off! Join professional photographer and teacher, Don Orkoskey, as he covers technical aspects of photography including exposure, camera settings and focus, as well as how to compose more interesting photos of your favorite subjects by understanding framing, composition, and design. You will spend time in the classroom as well as practical time taking photos in the beautiful gardens and stunning woodlands of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Course Dates & Times:
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Intro to Smartphone Photography

Sign up for WDO Photography’s Intro to Smartphone Photography class hosted virtual through Phipps on Jan 14th at 6:30 pm.
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Better Phone Photography

This is a companion article focused on the items we discuss in class. The goal of this article and the Better Phone Photography workshop.
Exposure is the amount of light we record in a photo. It determines what we see and how bright the scene is. No matter what we're using, film or a digital sensor, our exposure is what gets recorded. We control the amount of light we let into our camera in two ways. First is time. We allow light to come into our camera over a set period of time. If there is more light available we need less time and vice versa. The second way is the volume of light we allow in. We control this with our lens's aperture. We can also use different levels of sensitivity in our recording medium. These three things all impact how bright or dark our scene appears.Read more from pro photographer Don Orkoskey on his Pittsburgh photography blog.
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