This course is designed for beginners and those wanting to make the switch from automatic settings in order to take creative control to a manual shooting mode. Students should bring a Digital SLR (DSLR) or Mirrorless 35mm camera to class. Crop sensor and micro 4/3's are also welcome.
There will be an emphasis on foundational principles such as camera functions/operation, composition and lighting basics through a hands-on approach. We will cover photography history, explore concepts for shooting assignments, demonstrations and at home projects. At the conclusion, students should exhibit basic proficiency in a variety of photographic situations.
For this class, students should have an understanding of focus of the camera, use of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Students will learn about image storage through catalogs via Lightroom, as well as image manipulation and masking via Photoshop. Topics include portrait lighting, HDR (High Dynamic Range), landscape and city photography, and an introduction to flash photography. The class will finish with image critique and discussion.
Required for this class: DSLR, mirrorless or prosumer camera (cameras with separate aperture and or shutter dial mode.) Useful for this class although not required are: laptop, external flash unit, Photoshop/Lightroom software.