March 2nd - March 23rd
GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA - PART 2
Get To Know Your Camera Part 2 builds upon the foundation of our Get To Know Your Camera Part 1 series of classes. We will explore the creative side of photography by introducing you to a variety of tools and techniques that will open the door to limitless possibilities.
Class One: Wednesday, March 2nd
Learn how the right lens for your subject matter makes a world of difference in obtaining the perfect photo. We will discuss all aspects from quality, focal length, prime vs. zoom, specialty lenses, and depth of field control when making your decision on what lens is right for you.
Perspective in photography is often the sense of depth or spatial relationships between the objects in the photo, along with their distance with respect to the viewpoint of the viewer.
In this class we'll go over all of the elements of composition and how they work together. A lot of photographers take composition for granted and don't understand how to use all of these elements to their advantage. You'll be one step ahead of the game as a master of composition once you complete this course.
Class Two: Wednesday, March 9th
One of the most important skills to learn as a photographer is how to see light. In this class we will help teach you how to see light as a photographer sees it.
Not every shoot is going to be ideal when it comes to lighting. It's important to be able to make the best of any situation and know how to work the light in any room or environment. We'll talk about the different qualities of light and how to see and use it to your advantage. Students will also be taught how to use reflectors to get the most out of existing light.
Building on the skills learned from available lighting we’ll teach you how to add additional continuous light. Using off camera continuous LED light panels and light modifiers you will learn how adding light can enhance your photographs.
Topics covered in this class:
Ambient light, quality of light, type of light, direction of light, size of light, reflected sunlight & continuous light sources.
Class Three: Wednesday, March 16th
Flash photography doesn’t have to be intimidating; in fact, many people find it can be fun and rewarding.
Building on the previous class, students will learn the basics of flash photography. Learning how to add flash can take your photography to new heights. You will learn what situations on-camera flash works best in and when to move that flash off camera.
Moving beyond the pop-up flash and into Speedlights, students will learn the advantages of these small but powerful flash units. By using the manual settings on your camera and utilizing the automation of TTL, students will learn how to get the most out of their speedlights.
Moving your flash or Speedlight off camera can help create a 3D look to your photos. Utilizing the skills learned in the last class, you will learn how to use off camera flash (OCF) to really make your photos stand out in any lighting situation.
Topics covered in this class:
Speedlights, On-camera flash, TTL (automatic flash settings), Off-camera flash and light modifiers.
Class Four: Wednesday, March 23rd
You have finally mastered the camera and how to compose a beautiful photograph. Now let’s get those beautiful photographs off of your computer and onto your wall. We will discuss what tips and tools will ensure that what you created and captured is actually what is displayed in the print.
Perhaps you remember the 3.5" floppy, perhaps you do not. Regardless it is relevant to discuss where your photograph and images ends up. Technology is moving at an alarming rate and so are your storage options for your photographs. Let's explore where to store and how to organize.
Each Class member will electronically submit or bring (3) photographs that the class will have an opportunity to critique. The teacher will also bring their expertise in critiquing the photographs. The criteria for the critique is based on the following: Impact, Creativity, Composition, Lighting, Style, Center of Interest, Subject Matter, Color Balance, Technique and Story Telling.