Saturday, October 7, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The workshop starts with a brief didactic lecture to bring all participants to the same basic knowledge level of working the camera in manual mode. Participants will later experience hands on camera skills and will photograph a variety of architectural sites in downtown Tampa.
You will be instructed on:
– Camera Lens Basics
– Automatic vs Manual Shooting Modes
– Color Temperature (White Balance)
– Focus and Depth of Field
– Light and Exposure
– Composition and Content
There are no prerequisites for this workshop. However, since all camera models have different control layouts, students are expected to know how to find and adjust three exposure settings in their camera: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. While a DSLR camera is preferred, any digital camera capable of manual control of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO will work. Students with cameras that have no way to control these three exposure settings (i.e.: point-and-shoot cameras) will not get the full benefit of the workshop. A tripod is also strongly recommended.
About the Instructor:
Fadi Matar, MD
My name is Fadi Matar. I am a physician but more recently, I discovered an interest in photography.
My passion for this hobby is the combination of the love of beauty and the desire for perfection. For 23 years of practicing medicine in the field of interventional cardiology, I know that when life is at stake, perfection is a must. Such a trait became second nature for me and in that spirit I indulged myself in learning the art of photography where attention to details is crucial.
I was born in Lebanon and moved to the United States when I was 24 years old. I am the youngest of 5 children. Unlike my siblings who had the gift of being painters, I loved music and at age 12 acquired my first guitar. For 40 years I played and composed music as my artistic escape in my home studio. Only recently I discovered my true passion in photography, which for me is the art of finding beauty and presenting it better. Like being in medical school, I learned the skills of using the camera and like being in residency I spent numerous field hours on my days off experimenting with different shooting techniques. Being in nature with my camera gear at dawn, at sunset or in the dark gazing at the stars gives me the relaxation needed to recharge and continue to be the best I can be taking care of my patients. My artwork is full of details and the vibrancy of nature’s colors makes looking at it irresistible. I meticulously study my scenes and design my compositions to draw the viewer’s eyes to where beauty lies.
For me photography is an enchanted journey with an eternal quest for the elusive perfect shot.
FMoPA Class Cancellation Policy: You may cancel up to 72 hours in advance. After that, no refund will be given. It is at the discretion of FMoPA to offer a transfer of credit to another course or workshop. This credit may not be issued more than once and expires after 6 months. If a refund is completed online there will be a small percentage taken from the total.