DSLR Basics: course handouts will be emailed prior to first class. Equipment/supplies: personal DSLR, related manual and tripod (if available). Classes recommended for ages 14+. Contact the front desk for class details. NOTE: added seminars, specialty workshops, private tutoring opportunities and Level 5 dates will be listed below.
Introduction to the DSLR
This basic entry-level class is designed to familiarize you with the different DSLR camera functions. The class is designed for beginners who are starting to learn about digital photography and their DSLR camera.
DSLR Camera Basics - Level 1
Second in a series of six levels of photography classes that build upon themselves to give you full control of your DSLR camera. Your camera will be in full manual mode the entire time as you learn the topics of complete control and understanding of aperture, shutter and ISO. You will look at how they all work together to achieve equivalent value exposure, histogram and custom white balance. Prerequisite: Introduction to the DSLR or instructor permission.
DSLR Camera Basics - Level 2
This class will advance your ability to use DSLR features and knowledge of the basics of photography. This class will cover lens perspective and distortion, balanced exposures, photographing water drops, panning, close up photography and more. Prerequisite: Level 1 or instructor permission.
DSLR Camera Basics - Level 3
Get ready for an interactive experience that covers lighting, patterns, filters, external flash units, controlling natural light, reflectors, action/sports photography and close up photography, low light and nighttime shooting. Night outings may take place in addition to the normal class schedule. Prerequisite: Level 1 and 2 or instructor permission.
DSLR Camera Basics - Level 4
Building on the concepts and technical aspects learned in the previous DSLR levels, this class is all about the rules of composition and lighting. You will also learn and practice Forced Perspective Photography techniques. You will be given photo assignments that will be evaluated and prepare you for Level 5. Prerequisite: Level 1, 2 and 3 or instructor permission.
DSLR Photography, Level 5
This class combines everything you've learned through all the photography classes thus far, bringing you one step closer to mastering the art of making great photographs. This class will include two big outings and two classroom sessions involving hands-on instruction and critique. The ending result will be a competition and exhibition of your best work. Intro, Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 required, or instructor permission.
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DSLR Portraiture and Posing
In this workshop, you will learn the complexities of portraiture from posing, lighting and composition. You will learn through observation, hands-on and both giving and getting constructive critique.
Mock Business Headshot Session
Join Linda Gregory as she shows you how to take an individual from start (inquiry) to delivery (digital delivery complete with usage license) of a business headshot. Learn all the variances and individual needs that must be met to satisfy the client. This is a great opportunity for photographers wanting to learn how to start their own business headshot / portrait business.
DSLR Photography - Christmas Lights
Learn how to effectively photograph Christmas lights in this one-night workshop. This workshop will include, but is not limited to, instruction on bokeh, special effect filters, zoom effects and controlling motion. The workshop will be held at Botanica; entry fees will apply.