“Hands On, Mentored Learning”. You will learn the basic foundational principles of photography in a basic digital camera class where you are shown how to use your camera and how to shoot better pictures.
Begin at the beginning and master all the fundamentals needed to become the best photographer you can be. Learn the principles that allow you to create stunning images of your family, newborns, special events, vacation travel, and more.
In this course, students go far beyond the "Auto" mode and learn the foundational principles of photography. Instructors lead them through the essentials of focus, f-stops, shutter speeds, sensor speed (ISO) and their relationships, placing artistic creativity in the hands of professionals and beginners alike. Students explore depth of field and its effect on the visual message, how shutter speed can aide in image interpretation, and learn how to choose the right camera menus, as well as the best file choice for any given situation. Students have the opportunity to ask questions. The goal is for each student to learn what their camera does and how and what buttons to push to achieve what they want to do.
You’ll learn what all those knobs and dials on your camera do, go through the basics of camera settings and what settings to use in any lighting condition. We’ll explain the difference between simple Point & Shoot cameras and DSLRs (full size cameras with changeable lenses) and what kind to buy if you don’t already have one or perhaps what to look for in your next upgraded camera. Either camera you have, you’ll leave this crash course with a better knowledge of how your camera works.
Bring your camera, something to take notes on, and a snack or drink.