The Secrets to Success When Turning Pro!
Greetings,

As promised, I am sending you several emails leading up to our class with some "homework" that you can start working on before we get together, live.

These little assignments should help you maximize your understanding of the some of the fundamentals of photography.

I hope that you will find this helpful and insightful as you prepare for the exam.
Assignment #1: Do Yourself a Huge Favor
If you want to help yourself with your studies and with the exam, begin by memorizing the "whole stops" for f-stops, shutter speeds and ISO numbers.

Here they are:

F-stops: 1.4 - 2 - 2.8 - 4 - 5.6 - 8 - 11 - 16 - 22 - 32 ...

Shutter Speeds: 1sec. - 1/2 - 1/4 - 1/8 - 1/15 - 1/30 - 1/60 - 1/125 - 1/250 - 1/500 - 1/1000 - 1/2000 ...

ISO's: 100 - 200 - 400 - 800 - 1600 - 3200 - 6400

Memorize them forwards and backwards.

I have created a nice little series for you to begin studying and getting ready. You can find the first lesson here: Lesson 1: F-stops | Pass the CPP


Also remember:

  • Next time you are out and about, pick up a pack of 3x5 notecards.
  • Gather about 4 – 5 of your all-time, favorite images that YOU have taken. These do not have to be your best work, nor do they have to be all that recent – I just want you to find the images the mean the most to you. Select your two most very favorite among them and have a 8x10's printed that you can bring to class. They can be of a client, a friend or a family member – but it is going to be most helpful if these are images of a person or people and not a landscape or scenic image.

I will be sending you a complete list of things to bring a little bit closer to class.
 
That’s it for now! 
 
Steve