As a Professional Fine-Art photographer & Commercial Photography Business Owner, the "oh gosh, I want to learn more about photography!" remarks come almost on a daily basis. So here it is... After earning my bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) in Creative Photography, from the University of Florida, I've learned a thing or two, that I'd love to pass along.
My background: My passion for photography started at a very early age and developed after taking photography courses 4 years in High school and then developed further once I studied Creative Fine Art Photography at the University of Florida for 5 years. I currently run my own photo business www.studios22.com, and have traveled all over the world photographing every bit of it. I've worked for the United Nations developing photo essays in Myanmar and Kenya and have worked as photographer and photography editor for the New York City Marathon.
So, you want to learn photography? I want to help!
Photography is my passion.
Want to see some of my work and my CV? Please visit www.LauraSala.com
We will start with an introductory course, and I will develop more courses as we go along. If you have specific topics you'd like me to develop a course on, just let me know!
Also if you'd like to arrange a one on one course, please email me.
I look forward to meeting you!
For the first meet up I propose the following: (And I'm open to suggestions!)
How Photography works (In every sense !)
- Basic Camera use (What's an ISO? Shutter Speed? Depth of Field? Apertures & stops? Mystery buttons on the camera?)
- Using your light meter, bracketing, color balance, exposure.
- Digital age (What's a megapixel? What is a Raw file and what is it used for?
- Composition (What makes a good photo, well, good?)
- Discuss the different types of Photography (Fine Art, Commercial, Photo-journalistic, etc)
- We walk around Cocowalk, head towards the bay and photograph along the way.
- Discuss what we photographed, why we shot what we did, and what can be done to improve our skills.
Class should take about 1.5 to 2 hours and will not be more than 4 people to have a more personalized approach. Sometimes they run a little longer, basically I'm there to make sure you understand how photography really works.