Basic Digital Photography Crash Course
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The next Class Dates:
Class 1: Saturday 12-6-2014, 9am-12pm
Class 2: Saturday 12-6-2014, 12:45pm to 3:45pm.
Class 1: Saturday 1-3-2015, 9am-12pm
Class 2: Saturday 1-3-2015, 12:45pm to 3:45pm.
Note: We strongly recommend getting the course book. It contains all the slides that we go over, and the pictures we show in class. The class is fast-paced, so with the book, you don’t have to frantically take notes or draw pictures, and spend your time paying attention, and playing with your camera.
- $39: Crash Course slides and pictures.
- $59: Crash Course material + additional 5 classes material taught in our 8 week Digital Photography Fundamentals Course.
Basic Digital Photography Crash Course:
- Get practical to-the-point knowledge to use your DSLR or point-and-shoot camera efficiently and creatively. This is for adults who don’t have a year to spend in classes multiple times a week, turning-in homework assignments, fighting for parking, and paying outrageous tuition costs.
- Do you have a digital camera and want to learn how to take better pictures in a relaxed and fun atmosphere?
- Are you only using Auto mode and wonder why your pictures look boring, blurry, too dark, too bright, etc?
- Do you want to learn about shutter speed, aperture and ISO?
- Are you looking to purchase photography equipment and don’t know what all the confusing terms mean?
- Throughout each workshop participants will have opportunities to experiment shooting with their new skills and ask questions.
Class 1:In Class 1 we will:
- Get you familiar with Digital SLR cameras, lenses, memory cards, external flash units, tripods, and other photography essentials.
- Explain how terms like RAW, JPEG, Mega Pixel, Full Frame, APS-C, Macro, Prime, etc are important for you to understand, and how you can use that knowledge to your advantage in choosing the best equipment and getting the best results out of them.
- Reveal the different functions and abilities of your equipment, such as P, TV, S, A, AV, and M modes on your camera
- Introduce and discuss “exposure”
- Introduce Aperture (f-stop), Shutter Speed, and ISO
- Use our cameras to get familiar with how to use aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings.
In Class 2 we will:
- Show how you can use ISO to get the right exposure and avoid image noise and inconsistencies.
- Go in depth in discussing how you can get creative effects by using different apertures, and shutter speeds
- Take a hands on approach in covering how to blur the background, different methods in taking images of moving objects.
- Show how you can use ISO to get the right exposure and creative effect at the desired apertures and shutter speeds.
- Learn to distinguish different kinds of blur in images, and how to avoid unwanted blur.
Investment: $159 /class ($318 for 2 classes.)
Experience: None required.
Equipment: Any camera. (Not required)
Maximum Class Size: 20
Recommended: Bring your camera (if you have one), its user manual, pen, paper, and thirst for knowledge!
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