How to use your SLR like a Pro

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Did you recently buy a fancy new digital SLR? Have no idea what all those dials and buttons do? Wondering why your pictures are dark, blurry, or just plain boring? Want to learn to take your camera off AUTO? This workshop is for you. We start at the very beginning and class sizes are kept small to encourage student interaction.

This class will be broken down in the following sections:

  • The components of exposure (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO) and how to use it to your advantage. The bulk of class time will be dedicated to understanding exposure.
  • How to take your dSLR off of "AUTO" and into Shutter or Aperture Priority and why you'd want to use one over the other
  • Learning to shoot in full manual mode
  • How to generally take better photos : Different settings for various lighting/environments will be covered (indoor, outdoor, low-light, nighttime, action shots, etc).

If we have time, white balance, metering and focusing modes will be addressed.

Class time will be a workshop format split between lecture, and hands-on time.  There will be a 5 minute break in the middle of class for bathroom breaks, etc.

Class will be held at a photo studio. BYO camera - Regular dSLRs or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (i.e. Micro 4/3rds, Sony NEX series) all ok. In fact, anything that shoots in manual mode is fine.

Let me be the first to say you can learn all this on the web or through books. But really, who wants to read that much?

Selected Class Feedback:

"I've spent a huge chunck of my career training others to become successful teachers. Frank Wang is a natural!..."  - M. Grant

"Frank's class is kind of like the adage teach a man to fish and he'll never go hungry." - A. Crocker

"I really liked the style and format of his teaching. I appreciated the big picture-to small picture education: starting with basics of light and the eye, then basics of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, then adding details and details. It helped me absorb the information much easiler. Frank had great metaphors to that helped us learn complex scenarios/functions. I took s photo course in college and the information was a little too overwhelming for me to absorb it; Frank was a much better teacher." - A. Fox

"Just to let you know i found your 1:45 seminar better than the semester long photo I class I took @ new school." - E. Silver

"Great class for a beginner.." - J. Ng

"The class was set up very logically to build from the first step to the last." - B. Sholl

“Frank was great. Simple, straight-forward approach to basics of manual controls. Very helpful for me. Really enjoyed this class. Frank knows his sh*t, and was great about simplifying the lexicon for novices.” - K. Love

“That was a great class! I loved the amount of people in the class because it made it feel more personable and gave everyone a chance to ask questions. Frank was extremely helpful and I would love to take another photography class with him. ” - K. White

"This class was pretty much a perfect introduction to SLR functionality... " - L.T.




A camera capable of shooting in manual exposure mode. If you have a dSLR, Micro 4/3rds format, Sony NEX series, Fuji X system, etc, this means you!
  • How to use your SLR like a Pro

    Frank Wang Photography

    245 West 29th Street Studio 1200 (12th floor)
    New York, NY

    Thu, August 2nd, 2012

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

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Frank Wang


Frank Wang is a NYC based photographer, entrepreneur and coffee addict. His primary photographic specialties are portraiture, architecture, and avoiding paying $$$ for overpriced photo equipment. He is co-founder and partner at architectural and interior photography company Frame Photographics.

You can find Frank's portratraiture on his personal website, his architectural images at Frame Photographics and his travel and personal work on Instagram

About the Teaching Assistant:

Guido Gautsch is a professional educator and highly talented amateur photographer, musician, developer, beer-drinker, and soon-to-be father.  His photography can be found here and you can ping him on twitter.  Guido lives in Australia. 

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