This class has a required minimum number of students. If the minimum is not met, refunds will be issued.
Introduction to Digital Photography (DSLR Cameras)
In this class you will learn to use a DLSR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) Camera. You will learn about the functions of the camera, how the lens f-stops and camera shutter speeds work together to create a beautiful photograph.
You will learn a little about the history of photography. You will learn to look more closely and find delight in photographs. You will learn to be more thoughtful in making your own photographs and will develop a critical eye when looking at photography and visual arts in general.
Course Schedule (to be changed as necessary)
Intro to class, review of individual cameras
Assign practice shooting on AUTO setting
History of Photo, Composition, ISO, F-Stops, Shutter Speeds
Assign Vantage Point & Point of View, Collect History Info
Review Composition Photos, the Decisive Moment
Assign Abstract & F-Stop Photos
Review F-Stop Photos (Depth of Field) & Abstract Photos
Assign Motion: Stop Action, Blur, Panning, Bulb
Review Shutter Speed Photos (Motion)
Assign Bounce Portraits, Shadow, Chiaroscuro/Silhouette
Portrait Introductions, Bounce Light, Chiaroscuro/Silhouette
Assign Group Portraits
Review Group Portrait Photos, Controlled Environment Photos
Assign Controlled Environment & Lighting Portraits
Review Lighting Photos
Assign Group Controlled Lighting
Review Group Photos
Assign Color & Black/White
Review Color or Black & White