Mastering Manual Mode Workshop

This 4-week workshop is designed for adults age 18+


Manual mode puts the photographer in complete control of how each photo will turn out. You get to set the aperture, the ISO, the shutter speed, and the white balance. Your camera will not make any automatic changes to the exposure, however, it will still guide you to the best exposure with its built-in meter. Take your photography to the next level with my 4 Week Mastering Manual Workshop. We'll engage in a variety of creative assignments which will give you the confidence you need to capture consistent and beautiful images in any kind of situation!


This workshop includes 4 weekly lessons covering different techniques to make your compositions stronger. Classes are weekly on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm where students are given a quiz and assignment to ensure that everyone is on the right track. The rest of the week we will engage in discussions online, for daily interaction and support. Students also receive extensive personal critiques of weekly assignment submissions.


There is a cap of 10 attendees and a minimum of 2 attendees are required for the workshop to take place.


Week One


-understanding the exposure triangle

-using your camera’s meter

-evaluating the histogram



Consistent results with one subject in several settings

Week Two


-mastering aperture

-metering with the zone system

-understanding and using the concept of stops



Using aperture effectively

Week Three


-mastering shutter speed

-other factors affecting motion

-choosing a shutter speed to incorporate or avoid motion



Including motion vs. keeping your images free of motion

Week Four


-ISO and noise considerations

-dynamic range and the importance of a good exposure

-which adjustment to make

-“correct” exposure

-white balance



Proper exposure at different times of the day and under different lighting conditions


All students need a camera that has a manual mode and will allow you to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Please also bring an SD memory card, a notebook and a pen.​

The Cost

Cost includes 4 weeks tuition

Mastering Manual Mode Workshop: $ per student​

Dallas Newborn Photographer

McKinney Newborn Photographer

Frisco Newborn Photographer

Nicole Ferris Photography​

Serving North Dallas, Texas USA

All prints, products, digitals, and services are subject to a 8.25% Texas Sales Tax. Prices are subject to change at any time. Special promotional discounts or other offers cannot be combined. Due to the nature of custom photography, all prints, products, services, gift cards, or other purchases are final and non refundable.

McKinney Photographer Nicole Ferris