Advanced DSLR Class - Midlothian

Advanced DSLR Photography Class at Midlothian Richmond Camera
Advanced DSLR Photography Class at Midlothian Richmond Camera

Advanced DSLR Class - Midlothian


Friday, June 14th 10:00-11:30am

Topics Include:

  • Mastering Manual Mode

  • Understanding ISO

  • Shutter Speed

  • Aperture

  • More!

Richmond Camera Midlothian
13224 Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23113

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Ready for the next step in mastering your photography? Join us for our Advanced DSLR in Midlothian! In this class, you’ll be focusing on the relationship between ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, to better gain full control of your shooting, and achieve your desired effects. Come join us and let’s learn together!

Meet the Instructor!



Chuck is the Store Manager at our Carytown location and has been working with us for over 7 years! 


I am an Olympus Mirrorless shooter, however, I have been recently shooting more film. With film, I rotate between a few rangefinders. My photographic experiences encompasses shooting weddings, portraits, fine art photography, lighting consultations, and I’ve assisted with shoots for Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, SCCA, Rally American, and 1320 Video.

Questions with Chuck

If you had to choose one lens, what would it be and why?

That would depend on the camera. If I had to pick between two focal lengths for film it would be 40mm, and for digital it would be the Sigma 60mm for Olympus. The 40mm is a bit wider than normal and closer to what the human eye is going to see than 50mm. It is wide enough for close spaces and narrow enough for portraits. My choice in 40mm would be my Leica/Minolta 40mm f2 that I use on my Leica CL. The Sigma 60mm acts like a 120mm on film, which is a great mid-length telephoto. Being a prime it is extremely sharp, it's great for close sports, and portraits.

How important is post-editting to your final images?

To me it's not very important. I do my best to get it right in camera. I am not going to sit down at my computer and edit every single shot. My advice is to delete the photos that are not good in camera. Of that narrowed down group, see what you have a connection with. Save those and delete the rest. Then if needed edit. The editing I primarily do is in instagram. But that is primarily how I will share images. Anything that is done for professional use, that will be looked at closer and edited in some form.

Do you have a favorite image you’ve shot recently?

My favorite digital image was one I took at my good friends wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They are posed kissing, lit with one speed light, the camera was set to record them with flash, but during a longer exposure to capture the milky way rising behind them. On film it has to be a set I have been working on with trees. All shot on 120mm Black and White film with an old Russian made camera.

What’s something you’re still learning?

I would say judging exposure with my own eyes, and not being super reliant on a handheld light meter. Even though I am pretty good at guessing, I do find that I can be way off under certain conditions.

How do you create photographs just the way you’d want them to be?

You have to be patient, that’s the key.