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Photography 101 - Digital Camera Basics

  • Jul 3, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This is an introductory class, where you will learn basic techniques to improve your photography skills!

The goal for this class, is to have a better understanding of your camera settings and how they relate to one another in order to capture better images.

You should attend, if you wish to learn how to take your camera out of automatic mode and be able to produce images with more artistic qualities and become a more creative photographer.

You will learn how to set your camera using:


- Shutter Speed

- Aperture

- Metering

- Focusing and Focus Points

- White Balance

- Raw vs Jpg and Single shoot mode vs continuous

This class is designed to teach you some of the fundamentals of basic photography, and how to properly adjust settings in your camera to capture better quality images.  You will learn how to control camera settings and not have to rely on your camera's program modes.

Although many of the cameras today are very smart, I bet you have still noticed, when your camera is in program mode, that your images are not always consistently exposed or focused correctly. We will explore the reason behind this, and help you to have a better understanding of why.

By the end of this class, you should feel more confident in shooting in manual mode, or how to use the various program modes effectively.

We will start the class spending a small amount of time getting acquainted with one another and finding out what kind of camera and lens you are working with.

This is a hands-on class!  You should bring your camera, lens, camera manual, and paper and pen for taking notes.

You may need your camera manual, as this is not a class to teach you how to operate your camera, but rather what the controls in your camera do and how to set them to properly achieve the exposure you desire. There are many different camera makes, and models and the controls are usually in different places.  Please understand that I can not individually help each person, in this small time period, find their controls within their camera.  It is best if you try to locate these things, and how to change them, before coming in order to get the most value from the class.

Please email me if you have any questions at:


I will look forward to seeing you there!

- Lori Jill

*This class begins promptly at 6:30pm and will last until 9:30pm.  There is a lot to cover in this small time period so please try to be there on time.

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  • Lori J.

    I have included under the files section of this website (the PDF of the 1 stop exposure chart) for you to download - enjoy! Look under the MORE tab and then FILES.

    July 15, 2013

  • Lori J.

    Fun time with everyone!

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great class, learned a lot and now ready to get out there and take some nice photos.

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent....very good treatment of a complex subject for beginners. My wife dreamed of f/numbers and ISO last night. :-)

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Lekesha

    I would luv to attend this class. Is the location at the Studio on Main Street or Concord?

    July 2, 2013

    • Lori J.

      So sorry this one is in Fort Mill but I posted another for the 15th in Columbia!

      July 3, 2013

    • Lori J.

      sorry wrong group Lekesha. This one is Fort Mill and the Concord one is the 22nd. Sometimes I get confused when answering all the comments with 7 Meetup sites. So sorry :-(

      July 3, 2013

  • Stan D.

    I would love to be there but I want get home from work until 7pm

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Patrice

    Hello, My name is Patrice and I just joined your group, however I will not be able to attend your class on July 3. Will you be having another class in July ?

    June 24, 2013

    • Lori J.

      Hi Patrice, Welcome to the group. if I can move the class I have posted to a meeting space on the North side of town I hope you can attend. i am looking at the Panera bread in Concord. Hopefully on the 22nd.

      July 2, 2013

    • Lori J.

      ok, all confirmed!!! I am moving the 2nd basic class on the 22nd of July to the North side Concord Mills - Panera bread. Hope you can make it. I also lowered the price on the basic classes, in hopes more of our members will come out and get this knowledge. I know it is what holds so many up from coming to our other events. :-)

      July 2, 2013

  • Melissa H.

    I wish I could attend! I need a class like this!!! But unfortunately it's on a weekday in SC!!

    June 27, 2013

    • Melissa H.

      Are they all in SC & during the week?

      June 28, 2013

    • Lori J.

      I will see if I can get the Panera bread meeting space in Concord again and get one on the north side posted soon. Maybe that will be closer. If you know of any meeting spaces closer to Davidson, let me know.

      July 2, 2013

  • Lori J.

    Ok. I got a message that Judy can not do tomorrow night Jeff. I'm actually not going to be available to get another reschedule on this class until the 1st week of July. I'm out of town all next week now. So sorry to make you wait. :-(

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lori, so sorry for your loss. Wednesday's are best for me but can make most days work this and next week.

    June 17, 2013

  • Lori J.

    Glad to see you are coming Jeff! So sorry I have a funeral and services tomorrow and Wednesday. I have Thursday open and maybe a few days next week if not...

    June 17, 2013

  • Lori J.

    hey Everyone, can you do this class Thursday instead? I'm just looking for a good reschedule time for everyone. Please comment here.

    June 17, 2013

  • Lori J.

    Hi everyone, I am commenting to let you know that my Grandmother just passed away today. It's been a long expected illness, with Hospice already involved, so it was an expected death however, I believe services are going to be Tuesday or Wednesday so please be on the alert for a change in dates if so. So Sorry.... :-(

    June 16, 2013

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