TCC Saturday Mini-series Workshop with David Blecman

David will be leading a four session mini-series workshop over a course of four Saturdays, two hours per session. The workshop topics encompass fundamentals critical to successful capturing and processing of your digital images. Regardless of skill level, the workshop will provide something for everything, whether it’s new information, filling in the blanks, or a reminder of solid photographic practices and post-processing workflow.  The topics for each of the four sessions are listed below.

Dates: The sessions will be held on 10/28/17, 11/11/17, 12/2/17 and 12/16/17.

Time:  All sessions will be held from 10am-12pm.

Workshop fees:  The fee for all four sessions is $75.  If you are interested in attending specific sessions, the fee for each session is $25.  Please make your check payable to Tidewater Camera Club and send to:

Tidewater Camera Club, P.O. Box 2882, Easton, MD 21601

RSVP: If you plan on attending, please send an email to and include “mini-series workshop” in the subject line.

Location:  The four sessions will be held at Brookletts Place- Talbot County Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton, MD 21601. The best access is from South Aurora Street. Parking is in the rear with access from Higgins St.  Note the one-way entrance and exit signs at the lot.  Overflow parking is available at the empty lot located diagonally from the front of the building.

Saturday Mini-series Workshop Topics

Session One, October 28th:

  • Learn Your Camera
  • The obvious and the not-so-obvious.
  • The Exposure Triangle; These are the three major elements in the process of creating an image.
  • Understand Depth of Field and Aperture
  • Understand Shutter Speed
  • Understand ISO and Sensor Sensitivity
  • Understand Your Camera’s Metering System and What Your Camera “Sees”
  • Learn Evaluative Matrix Metering, Spot Metering, and Center-Weighted Metering, and when and how to utilize them.

Session Two, November 11th:

  • Understand Exposure Compensation
  • Learn the Importance of an Incident Meter
  • Understand the Relevance and Importance of Gray in Photography
  • Understand Color Temperature and White Balance
  • RAW vs JPG
  • Why You Will Be Shooting In RAW From Now On
  • Getting Your Images Tack Sharp
  • Focusing Techniques
  • Manual Focus vs Auto Focus
  • Live View Focusing (if applicable to your camera)
  • Why You Must Have, and Use, a Good Tripod
  • Back Button Focusing. You’ll Never Switch Back

Session Three, December 2nd:

  • Learning Lightroom and Photoshop Basics, Plus Topaz Studio

Session Four, December 16th:

  • Critiquing Your Homework Assignments