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Looking for a photog tutor

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Lindsey (B) says:

Hello, I have been into photography for a while now, and I'm somewhat familiar with the basics of exposure, but I'm finding I really need help in putting it into practice and learning to use the full manual settings of my camera. Unfortunately I'm not someone who can self teach well. So I'm looking for someone who understands manual controls and exposure and who thinks they might be able to teach it to some degree who might be willing to meet up with me and let me pick their brain. I have a Nikon DSLR. I am an art student, so funds are limited, but I'm thinking we can work out some sort of hourly "rate" maybe? I'm in the Macungie area, but I can go anywhere in the valley, most weekdays and weekend evenings are good for me. If you think you can help, or know someone who can, please have them send me an email here. Thanks!
Originally posted at 9:58AM, 5 January 2012 PDT (permalink)
Lindsey (B) edited this topic 80 months ago.

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dietzy2320 says:

Have you looked on YouTube for assistance? A plethora of great videos on there about camera basics.
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Lindsey (B) says:

I have, and read books, and find I need to be able to interact, ask questions. But thanks.
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dietzy2320 says:

Understandable. Especially good for your specific questions.
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dino0122 says:

Have you given any thought to the Non-credit photography classes at Northampton Community College, they are relatively cheap and you get the advantage of a classroom environment where others may have questions that can also help you learn.
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Lindsey (B) says:

Not really a good fit for me right now. I go to a community college and took both photography classes available but they were primarily focusing on developing. So, I can take photographs on auto with 35mm film and develop them, but I can't figure out the controls of my DSLR. Outside the range for in area tuition at NCC and my schedule nor budget wound allow it. So yeah. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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~scott says:

Maybe take a look at the classes offered at Dan's Camera City in Allentown?
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ThrutheLenz says:

I agree with Scott.
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stonesthrowstudios says:

I shoot with Nikon dSLRs as well. And I am mostly shooting with manual controls because some of the lenses I like are older MF lenses and my dSLRs do not meter with older lenses. The beauty of dSLRs is that, unlike the old days when a photometer was kinda necessary to set A & S up, you get instant feedback on the screen, so you do the adjustments on the fly. Drop me a note and I see if I can help.
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