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Level 1: Beginner
I just purchased or am planning to purchase a digital camera.

I need help deciding what to buy. I want to learn how to expose and compose pictures properly.

I don’t understand the relationship between shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, so I only use my camera when everything is
set on automatic. The only flash I use is the flash that came with my camera. I want to make good photographs, but I’m not really sure where to begin.


Level 2: Intermediate
I know how to operate my camera.

I know how to control depth of field and how to vary my shutter speed and aperture in manual mode. I have taken a few good pictures in the past, but I can’t seem to make them on a consistent basis.

I have several filters, but I’m not using them effectively. I use off camera flash but am confused as to how to control the light levels with my fl ash. I have started working with people as subjects, but need more help on posing. I know about post-production editing and use software to edit my images however I would like to learn more. I could use some help in improving my compositions, and I’m not sure how to take advantage of good lighting conditions.


Level 3: Advanced
I am an experienced shooter.

I know how to use filters creatively to give me the effect I am looking for. I can easily choose various combinations of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to achieve my desired outcome. I can consistently make strong images under varying lighting conditions.

I want to learn more about advanced lighting techniques and post-production. However, I am in a bit of a rut, and am looking for some new ideas to take my photography to the next level.


Times are subject to change

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Thursday, March 30

*Schedule change* All Judging Friday Only   - FocusNY Image Competition


Friday, March 31

9am - ? - FocusNY Image Competition

6:30pm – First Annual meeting
        - Introduction of slate of officers
        - NYS service awards
        - NYS degrees


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Saturday, April 1st

11:45am -  2nd of Annual meeting at 11:45am.

5pm-8pm  2 Hour cash bar with hot and cold hors d’oeuvres (instead of dinner)
                Paul Bernstein will MC starting at 5:30
                Induction of officers
                State Awards
                Roast of incoming President
                Image Awards then
                Keynote Speaker: Tony Corbell (before we go to the Post Party). 


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