4 Week Photography and DSLR Operation Class

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera's functions. No more auto settings for you. This four week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av) and Shutter (Tv) modes. How and when to use Exposure Compensation. Discussions on JPEG vs RAW. By the third week you'll be ready to learn about the Exposure Triangle of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture. It's full Manual Mode and all the control that comes with it. This class empowers photographers with the ability to make a perfect exposure every time they shoot, and become proficient at, as well as enjoy it! Students master camera settings and the art of metering and white balance selection for proper image capture, histograms and interpreting what your camera's display is showing you.

We'll also discuss what are the lenses to take you to the next level. Controlling focus and dealing with complicated lighting situations. As well as composition principles beyond the Rules of Thirds. Throughout the 4 weeks, participants will have opportunities to experiment shooting with their new skills. The goal is for students to use their digital camera with predictable and repeatable results, and to begin to communicate with their photography instead of just taking snapshots.

This class is offered in association with The Alliance for the Arts. Members of the Alliance can take this class at a discount. By reserving your spot through the Alliance, your help supports the Arts in the Lee County area. Please call the Alliance directly at[masked] to register.

What we will cover:

• Using Program, Aperture (Av) and Shutter (Tv) modes

• Controlling Exposure

• JPEG, RAW or Both?

• Using the Exposure Triangle of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture

• Exposure Evaluation and Metering

• Histograms and White Balance

• Breaking the Rules of Thirds

• What lenses to use for specific subjects

• Composition dealing with Color, Point of View and Seeing in Shapes.


Instructor: David Dack Maki

Cost: $145 Early Enrollment through July 4
Regular Cost: $180 for Enrollment on and after July 5

Dates: July 9, 16, 23 & 30


Class Requirements: DSLR Camera (a camera with a removable lens - No Point & Shoot style) and Lens. No prior experience necessary.

Location: On the campus of the Alliance for the Arts in the Edwards Building 10051 McGregor Blvd., (Teal and Pink Building), First Floor.


Class Size: Minimum of 2 students, maximum of 8


NOTICE: Are classes involve walking up and down stairs, as well as short distances around the grounds. If you have any physical limitations, please let us know so we can make proper accommodations for you.

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  • bill g

    When is the next class scheduled?


    August 20, 2013

  • Samantha

    Hey David,
    I was in tonight's class but had problems with my camera. I took the camera back to the store but wont get it back for 2 or 3 weeks. I was wondering if there is any way I could attend the next months classes so I can have a working camera. it kinda defeats the purpose to attend with a broken camera or without one period.Please let me know if this is at all possible.
    Thank You
    Samantha Darna

    July 11, 2013

    • Paul R.

      Samantha, that is not a problem. See you next month.

      July 11, 2013

  • David M.

    Thanks Dawn! I felt that I talked a lot and I hope that everybody was able to take advantage of all the info that I shared with you guys on the first night!

    July 10, 2013

  • Dawn M.

    Very informative and extremely helpful!

    July 9, 2013

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