Digital Photography and Workflow Basics with Q+A

Digital Camera Basics

  • Differences in how a digital sensor responds to light compared to film
  • Dynamic range, colour, resolving details, handling blown highlights and deep shadows
  • Digital camera ISO versus film speed (ISO) and how changing ISO affects digital images
  • DSLR versus mirrorless pros and cons, comparison to smartphone cameras, as well as the future of cameras in general
  • Crop sensor versus full-frame versus medium format: basic differences in performance
  • Memory cards and how to best manage your digital workflow to prevent corrupt images and memory card problems
  • RAW versus JPEG and software suggestions for processing and workflow.
  • Image sensor dust and cleaning

Off-camera flash

  • Why you would want to use an off-camera flash, versus on-camera
  • Remote triggers - optical versus radio
  • Using an OEM flash versus a third-party flash
  • Briefly touch on studio strobe setups - multi-flash setups, battery versus AC, the importance of CSA certification

Q&A Session

  • Ask if there are people who want a rundown of the basics of exposure, and how different shutter speeds, apertures, and ISO settings affect the final image.
  • Open to general questions


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This session is full.


  • Mike Mander Beau Photo