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How to Shoot in Manual Mode: New Date Added!

The response for my new How to Shoot in Manual Mode seminar at the Irvine Fine Arts Center on March 20 has been so great that we decided to schedule a second date! The waiting list grew so long for the March 20 class that we nearly had a full second class. As a result, I will be holding the class again 1 week later on March 27th to accommodate all of the people on the waiting list.

If you were on the waiting list for the March 20th class, you should be contacted by the Irvine Fine Arts Center within a couple days notifying you of the new March 27th date.

If you weren't on the March 20 waiting list, but are interested in attending the March 27 class, please see the enrollment information below.

How to Shoot in Full Manual

How to Shoot in Manual Mode

Learn how to take pictures with your DSLR camera in full manual mode. With the simple, tried-and-true method for manual metering discussed in this course, you'll never have to resort to guessing at your settings again.

To Enroll, Click Here and Type "115985" Into the Search Field

Likely to fill up - sign up now before it's too late!

Canon Announces the EOS 5D Mark III

You know me, I'm not a gear junkie. I've been shooting with a first generation Canon 5D for the past 6 years and I'm the first to say it's the photographer, not the camera. But nevertheless, I thought I'd share the news on a new camera from Canon and create a 1-stop shop for you here on where to get all the details.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

So in case you haven't already heard, Canon has announced the long-awaited next-generation Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and it has quite an impressive spec list. The new sensor is 22.3 megapixels, which isn't a huge jump over the previous 21 megapixels, but the improvements that shout out to me are the vastly-improved 61-point auto focus system, much-higher 6 fps shooting rate, 100% viewfinder coverage and upgraded weather sealing. Oh, the ISO also goes up to 102,400. Check out the links to follow for more details.

Spec Summary:

- 22.3 Megapixels
- 61-point AF system
- 100% viewfinder coverage
- ISO up to 102,400
- 6.0 fps continuous shooting
- 3.2" LCD
- $3,499 (body only)

Full Specs:


Hands On Previews:

At Engadget

More Information:

Sample Images:

Canon's Website

- Pre-Order the Body Only at B&H ($3,499) -
- Pre-Order Body w/ 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens at B&H ($4,299)

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New Seminar in Irvine this Summer

I'm happy to announce a brand new seminar I'll be offering in Irvine on June 5, 2012! It's a single-evening class all about composition for landscape photography. And it's only $39!

Composition for Dramatic Landscapes

Composition for Dramatic Landscapes

Discover Nick Carver's secrets for creating dramatic landscape compositions so you, too, can make real works of art out of the landscape. From composition fundamentals to advanced tips, this class will open your eyes to what makes a composition unforgettable.

Get more information here

Only 25 total seats available!