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Lets Meet at Cocowalk! Back to Basics Class 1

Class 1 - Back to Basics!

  • Basic Camera use (What's an ISO? Shutter Speed? Depth of Field? Apertures & stops? Mystery buttons on the camera?)
  • Using your light meter to achieve the correct exposure
  • Digital age (What's a megapixel? What is a Raw file and what is it used for? What kind of file is best for what?)
  • Composition (What makes a good photo, well, good?)
  • Discuss the different types of Photography (Fine Art, Commercial, Photo-journalistic, etc)
  • Critique: discuss what we photographed, why we shot what we did, and what can be done to improve our skills.

Please note any camera will suffice for this class as the basics of photography apply to all types of cameras

The class will be very informal and open to discussion & suggestions.

The class should take about[masked] hours maybe a little longer depending on how much shooting time we want and how many people have questions.

No more than 4-5 people per class to have more one on one time.

Class may be canceled or rescheduled if no more than 2 people sign up and a refund will be issued.

I apologize for the inconvenience.


After RSVP, you will receive an email the day before with exact details on where we should meet up!


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  • Julie A.

    Was a great class! Laura was great at explaining things on a 'real' level and I can now use my camera on a setting other than Auto!!! Very excited to put to use what she taught us. Looking forward to the next level! Thanks Laura!

    April 25, 2012

  • Laura S.

    The group was amazing! Very receptive, fun, and excited to learn about photography, which makes me excited about teaching it. Thanks guys! Happy Shooting!!!

    April 24, 2012

  • Tavia S.

    Had a great time! Learned ALOT of the basics and what the dials and buttons on my camera are mainly used for. Laura was knowledgeable and patient. Met some great people in the group and enjoyed our "looking like tourists" walk in the Grove for some practice shots.... LOL. Highly recommend! :)

    April 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very helpful.

    April 22, 2012

  • Laura S.

    Hi Dale!
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's not exactly a hurricane-like scenario. A little rain could make some interesting shots. I'll add a "shooting in the rain" component to the class. I'll send everyone an email shortly with more information!

    April 21, 2012

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