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| p.1 #2 · Photo Class- for highschoolers- advise needed |
1. Buy used here of FM. Pick a used set of bodies, your choice of brand, and some decent, yet inexpensive glass. For Canon you could start with a 5D Classic(or 20D, 30D, 40D, etc.) and a 50mm f/1.8 plastic fantastic and let them zoom with their feet or a 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6, an inexpensive diamond in the rough.
2. Have each student spend $25.99 and buy "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson. Once they have read the book, he opens up a free library of video streams to them. Use the free simulator at:
3. Teach them to use the camera in MANUAL mode setting apeture, shutter speed, and ISO to get a creatively correct exposure with the depth of field desired. Then move into the use of hand held off camera flash.
4. Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga teaches photography.