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: CityArts is continually adding additional classes, seminars and specialty workshops. Private tutoring is available upon request.


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 and include lessons in menus, buttons and settings. No class 7/1


 DSLR Camera Basics - Level 1

In this class, your camera will be in full manual mode as you learn 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. Intro required or instructor permission. No class 7/2


 DSLR Camera Basics - Level 2

You will advance your ability to use DSLR features and knowledge of the basics of photography, including lens perspective and distortion, balanced exposures, photographing water drops, panning, close up photography and more. Intro, Level 1 required or instructor permission. No class 7/3


 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. Intro, Level 1 and 2 required or instructor permission. No class 7/4


 DSLR Camera Basics - Level 4

This class is all about the rules of composition and lighting. You will learn and practice Forced Perspective Photography techniques as well. Photo assignments will be given throughout the class that will be evaluated to prepare you for Level 5. Intro, Level 1, 2 and 3 required 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.


DSLR Nature Photography + Wildlife - NEW

This class teaches you how to capture the best outdoor photo. In this hands on class, students will go from the classroom, to an outing at the nature center and the final class will wrap up with a photo critique. Intro, Level 1 and 2 required or instructor permission.


DSLR Sunrise Outing - NEW

Start the morning taking beautiful photographs of the Kansas sunrise. This workshop will teach you the right angles and settings to capture the best image of a sunrise. The first class will meet at CityArts. Intro, Level 1 required or instructor permission; please bring a tripod. No class 6/16


DSLR Photography: Advanced Indoor Macro Workshop

This workshop will elevate your Macro Photography skills to a whole new level! Lecture and shooting in classroom will cover Gear, Lighting, Composition, Depth of Field, Focus, Setup and so much more! There will be several stations setup to allow you to photograph real life macro subjects for a hands on learning experience that enables you to put the concepts and techniques discussed into action.

Requirements: Students must know their camera and be able to shoot in manual mode without help zeroing their meter.

Equipment required: DSLR Camera, sturdy Tripod and either a dedicated Macro Lens, Extension Tubes or Closeup Lenses. 

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