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.
Weather permitting, we will venture outside for a shoot or two. Weekly assignments will reinforce class content and speed your progress.
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
- other lenses
- Controlling Exposure
- ISO settings
- shutter speed
- white balance
- photographing indoors
- Seeing and Composing
- color and compositional awareness
- black and white—seeing in tones
- it’s all about the light
- 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
Knights & Damsels, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. © 2015 Carla Fraga
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.
- Lightroom Photo Workflow:
Learn to flow with this powerful and popular digital photographic tool in this thorough, 2-day class. We'll talk about Lightroom's full capabilities, its strengths and limitations, from import and organizing, through development and output to print, web, geocoding, books, and presentation.
- Shooting HD Video with your DSLR:
Get the basics of equipment, shooting, and prepping video for editing.
- Video Editing with Premiere Pro CC:
Edit video like a pro and share your movies with the world!
- Photoshop CC Essentials :
We'll examine the most important aspects of this application emphasizing best practices: from image and adjustment layers, to basic selections, masking, and effects.
- Photoshop CC Photo Workflow:
You already know the basics, now craft your images to exact specifications starting with import, through precise adjustments, HDR, Camera Raw, and more.