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.
“Hands On, Mentored Learning”. You will learn the foundational principles of photography in a class where you are shown how to use your camera and how to shoot better pictures.
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. All the basics will help you understand why your photos aren't turning out and take away a lot of frustration and disappointment. Learning what your camera can do will help you feel more secure when taking photos. You will begin having fun!
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. 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.
Beginner to Intermediate