Christopher Cushman was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Growing up in Detroit in the 60's and 70's gave him a unique perspective on people, which is central to and has informed his work to this day. He received his degree in Design and Illustration from Ferris State University. He began his career in photography during the 80's attracted to portraiture as a means to understand the human condition.
Christopher has had showings at galleries in Detroit and at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto's and has been extensively published. Christopher has specialized in dance photography and has photographed dancers from Alvin Ailey, and Garth Fagen in New York as well as Toronto's Ballet Creole. He has published a book on Dance in 2008 entitled "Dance Through Life" and is completing two new volumes, one of portraiture Called BLACKBOOK30 a critical response to the work of Robert Mapplethorpe and a documentary piece entitled FIERCE! Being Black, Being Gay. Christopher has resided in Toronto for the last 17 years.
For those photographers who want to move beyond the limitations of their camera's instruction manual, The Candid Frame Photo Essentials is a self-paced course for discovering and understanding their camera's core features. It delves into what's often missing from the instruction manual - the why and when you would want to use a specific feature or control.
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The course includes approximately 3 hours of streaming video lectures, which supplement the content of the ebook
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Learn the relationship between shutter speed, aperture & ISO.
How to effectively use focus controls for sharper images
Control white balance for precise color.
Discover tips and tricks to understand and master your camera.
The difference between JPEG and RAW and how to effectively use both.
Basic Lightroom tips for optimizing your digital files.
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