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+.

Introduction to the DSLR

This basic entry-level class is designed to familiarize you with the different DSLR camera functions. Class designed for students just starting to learn about their DSLR camera.

DSLR Camera Basics - Level 1

Second in a series of six levels of photography classes that build upon themselves to ultimately give you full control of your DSLR cameras. Our cameras will be in full manual mode the entire time as we cover the topics of complete control and understanding of aperture, shutter and ISO. We will look at how they all work together to achieve equivalent value exposure, histogram, custom white balance and much more. 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. Picking up where Level 1 leaves off, this class will cover lens perspective and distortion. Light writing, balanced exposures, photographing water drops, panning, close up photography, and much more. Prerequisite: Level 1 or instructor permission.

DSLR Camera Basics - Level 3

Get ready for a very interactive experience that covers lenses, filters, external flash units, controlling natural light, reflectors, action/sports photography and close up, low light and nighttime shooting – including photographing the moon correctly attaching your camera to a large telescope. Some activities will take place outside 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 will cover other ways to improve your pictures through posing, composition, and lighting. We will also learn Forced Perspective Photography Techniques. You will be given photo assignments that will be evaluated and will prepare you for Level 5. Prerequisite: Level 1, 2 and 3 or instructor permission.

Street Photography

In this four-week, hands-on class, you will learn and practice the art of street photography. Develop the confidence in shooting the world around you and the skill to eloquently present what you see to others.