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Photography: Digital Camera Skills

Skill Level Introductory

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Introductory: Appropriate for students completely new to professional Desktop Publishing and Web Design

This and all of our classes require these basic computer skills

Not required, but may be useful before taking this course:

$575 • four days (12 hours)
meets 6:00pm–9:00pm

Class Description

This hands-on workshop helps you create great images without getting lost in technology. Four 3-hour sessions will answer your technical questions, and allow you to progress to the creative side of using your camera. Using images and real-world analogies to demonstrate choices of apertures, speeds, picture settings, ISO settings and filters, we make learning photography intuitive and fun.

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students in attendance)

Know your Camera
  • manual and autofocus
  • picture settings
  • sensor cleaning
  • sensor size
  • care and handling
  • zooming
  • other lenses
Controlling Exposure
  • apertures
  • ISO settings
  • shutter speed
  • white balance
  • photographing indoors
Creative Choices
  • depth of field
  • selective focus
  • using light to your advantage
Working with your files
  • Why shoot RAW?
  • file formats, lossy vs. nonlosssy
  • processing your RAW and JPEG picture files for precise creative results.
Using your photos
  • printing photos yourself
  • having others print your photos
  • preparing photos for web use

Equipment

In general, any camera that can record raw files, and/or that has a hot shoe for flash is sufficient for the class.

To get the most out of this course, students should bring a digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) or an advanced compact camera, such as the Canon Power Shot G series or Panasonic Lumix.

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