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.


Refresher Clinic

New for all Level Students. Doug Robertson will offer a refresher class that will re-visit any weak spots you may have in your photography. Likely topics may include but are not limited to: setting custom white balance, proper use of a gray card, focus lock, focus modes, histograms, metering and proper use of the meter, auto exposure bracketing, exposure triangle, working with flash and fill flash, reflectors and much more. We will cover any topic that is giving you trouble. Bring your camera, camera manual and all of your questions and get ready to learn. Open to all levels, sign up now by calling CityArts at 316.350.3245.

Session 1: Tuesday, September 17, 2-5 p.m.

Session 2: Tuesday, September 17, 6-9 p.m.

CityArts DAS



Finding and expressing our vision involves having our work critiqued in order to know where we are as photographers/artists and how others respond to our images. This is the quickest way to improve your work. This class will consist of students bringing in their images on a flash drive for constructive classroom critique. Learn from your own images as well as your fellow students. Impact, Composition, Technique, Technical Excellence, Creativity, Style, Lighting, and Story Telling are among a few of the topics that will be considered on each image. Class size is limited. Open to all levels, sign up now by calling CityArts at 316.350.3245.

Saturday, September 21

8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

CityArts DAS

Cost: $30


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.


 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.


 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.


 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.


 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

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

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.


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.


Experience DSLR Photography