Digital Photography--Beginner Level PH029 Seats Available
Digital Photography--Beginner Level
3/1/2021 to 3/22/2021
- Peter Glass
- Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Maybe you own a digital camera, but are not getting the quality images you want. Or, maybe you're getting some great pictures but can't figure out why. This, then, is the class for you. The major emphasis will be on moving away from the automatic mode, which most beginners gravitate towards, to shooting modes where you have total control of your camera. All the basic photography concepts will be presented and discussed in depth. Included will be: Hand-holding the camera; Setting the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO; Using the camera's light meter to make properly exposed pictures; Focusing the lens to create sharp images; Depth-of-field options; Finding the best lenses to purchase; Backing-up images; Cataloging images; Digital editing basics. Next, the specific controls on your camera that mystify most beginners will be identified and explained thoroughly. You will learn exactly where they are located on your camera and precisely what to do. Then we will discuss and critique each other's pictures. This will be done both as a way to understand photographic composition as well as explore specific shooting issues you may be having with your own images. There will be time in class to practice shooting with your camera. This will help solidify what you have learned about photographic theory and the camera controls. And it will be your chance to try a variety of composing ideas. A very complete handout will be given to you when you arrive. It contains lots of information and diagrams, and will greatly simplify the process of understanding what is being taught in class. In addition, the handout will allow you to spend less time taking notes and more time listening and participating in class. You also will find it quite useful for review after the course has ended. Enrollment in this class is limited to fifteen (15) students. There are no discounts available on this class.
Be sure to bring your digital camera (with instruction booklet) to class, along with photos you have taken, saved as JPGs, on a flash drive. IMPORTANT: Please be sure your camera can operate in non-Automatic modes, such as Manual or Shutter Priority - if it does not and you still want to take the class, that certainly is fine. too.
NOTE: This is a LIVE, ONLINE class. You will be able to see and hear and talk to everyone during the session. You’ll also be able to view the same graphics, programs, and websites that I show during my live classes. Once you sign-up, you’ll receive information about how to download Webex (the program I'll be using for the presentation) and how to log-in. In addition, you will receive a PDF file of the class handout. Please print the handout – we will be using it during the class.
You will receive an email with a link to webex prior to the first class.
Webex is easy and quick to install, and simple to operate. I'll explain how the program works during the class.
IMPORTANT: If you have not downloaded Webex before, please give yourself 15 minutes before the class begins to download and install it.
- Class Fee $75.00