Discover how to successfully use the Olympus Evolt camera, one of the most versatile and advanced DSLRs available today. Instructor Ibarionex Perello takes you beyond the instruction manual to provide a context for when and why you will want to use the camera's many outstanding features. You will understand not only how to produce better quality images, but also discover how the Evolt camera will help you express your creativity. You'll learn this from a professional photographer who has been shooting for over 25 years and has a comprehensive understanding of how to get the most from a DSLR.
Metering and Focus
Raw, JPEG and White Balance
Flash and Camera Maintenance
Basic introduction to the Olympus Evolt camera series.
Note: This course covers all Evolt models: E-3, E-P1, E-620, E-520, E-500, E-420, E-430, Pen EP-1, EP-2, EPL-1, E-30 and E-5
Discover how metering, focusing, flash and exposure modes influence the look of your images.
Understand the automatic features of the camera, and learn when you want to take control and how.
Ibarionex R. Perello Ibarionex R. Perello is a writer and photographer who has over 15 years worth of experience in the photographic industry. For six years, he was the associate editor for Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo, and Digital Photo Pro magazines. He was a technical engineer for Nikon Inc. for 8 years where he provided technical support and training on both film and digital technologies.
Ibarionex also hosts and produces “The Candid Frame”, an audio podcast where he interviews the best professional and emerging photographers in the world. The bi-weekly podcast is available by visiting www.thecandidframe.com.
His personal photographic projects include a 5-year documentary project that focused on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. He is currently producing a series of portraits on established and emerging writers of Southern California.
Lesson 1: Exposure Modes This lesson provides a comprehensive understanding of your camera’s exposure modes. You will learn the benefits of Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes, as well as the power of the Olympus Evolt camera’s Scene Modes. You will see how each impacts the look of your photograph and when and why to choose between them.? Assignment #1: Create and submit 2 images using two different exposure modes: Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual or Scenic modes. Choose subjects and settings that you believe are perfectly suited for that particular exposure mode.
Lesson 2: Metering and Focus This lesson explains how the Evolt camera evaluates and measures light using its 4 metering modes. You will understand which metering system will handle 90 percent of your shooting situations and when you might want to use the other three alternatives. You’ll also understand how to control the camera’s autofocus to ensure that your subject is rendered tack sharp.? Assignment #2: Take a portrait with a very limited depth of field (shot at f/4.5 or wider) and use a specific sensor to detect and lock focus Take an “action” shot where a subject is moving and the camera is set for Continuous AF and Continuous Drive modes.
Lesson 3: Raw, JPEG and White Balance You will learn the difference and benefits of saving your digital images as JPEG or Raw files. Discover how the camera’s enhances the look of your images when the files are saved as JPEGs. Understand the flexibility and quality potential of Raw. You’ll also learn how white balance affects the color accuracy of your image.? Assignment #3: Take an image in overcast light or open shade. You will shoot images using Auto, a Preset and Custom WB setting. Shoot these in the highest JPEG mode of your Olympus Evolt camera.
Lesson 4: Flash and Camera Maintenance This lesson will explain how easy it is to use flash both indoors and outdoors. Understand the principle of TTL flash metering and how flash can be used to reduce contrast and brighten colors. Also, learn how to clean and maintain your equipment for years.? Assignment #4: Submit two images using flash both indoors and outdoors.
Can I take this class if I don't own one of the Olympus Evolt series cameras?
No, because this course emphasizes a specific camera
and assumes that you have the instruction manual as a reference. The class is designed for owners of any Evolt model, including the E-3, E-P1, E-620, E-520, E-500, E-420, E-430, Pen EP-1, EP-2, EPL-1, E-30 and E-5.
Do I need any particular software program to take this course?
No. The instructions will mostly emphasize the functions of the camera. The software that comes with the camera will allow you to address all the issues addressed by the course.
I have owned other DSLRs. Why would I want to take this course?
This course provides specific instruction on how to make the most of the Evolt. It offers a detailed understanding of the camera's various features and controls and when and why you would use them.
What about Skill Level? Is this course meant for users new to using a DSLR or who want a deeper understanding of the Evolt's features?
A basic working knowledge of getting the camera to work is all you need.
No, you do not need to be online at any specific time. The lessons are sent to your email and you are also provided the Campus Square - where you interact with your classmates and instructor. This is also where you upload your photos to be critiqued by your instructor. The instructors are very punctual and respond quickly.
Will I have access to the instructor to ask questions during the photo course?
Absolutely! Students can ask questions in the special Q&A forum set up in the course's Campus Square, or can ask the instructor via email.
Do you offer a money back guarantee?
Yes. We are confident that you will fully enjoy our courses. All the same, for our 8-week classes, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee before the Wednesday that Lesson #3 is sent out. If for any reason, you are not satisfied and let us know that you would like to withdraw before the Wednesday that Lesson #3 is sent, you will be promptly refunded.
For our 4-week courses, we offer a 100% money back guarantee before the Wednesday that Lesson #2 is sent out from BetterPhoto. If for any reason you are not satisfied and you let the ordering department know that you would like to withdraw before the Wednesday that Lesson #2 is sent, you will be refunded within 7 days. After the second lesson has been sent out, no refunds will be given.