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.
  • The objective of this course is to really understand how photography works. All cameras work the same way whether they're digital or analog and once you understand the basics, you'll be able to use any camera on the market.

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 1-2.5 hours maybe a little longer depending on how much shooting time we want and how many people have questions.

No more than 5-7 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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  • maria

    Laura was absolutely great teacher! Her patience in answering questions from the unexperienced to the experienced people in the group was phenomenol! I am looking forward to many more meetings with the group.

    April 9, 2013

  • Erik Grant C.

    Great meetup Laura. Please do more classes. I think a night photography class around the Brickell area would be cool. And most definetly a portrait class.

    April 8, 2013

  • Jon A.

    Had a great time and learned a lot. Thanks!

    April 7, 2013

  • Erik Grant C.

    Almost there. Traffic in Downtown was a nightmare. Some kind of marathon going on .

    April 7, 2013

    • Laura S.

      I'm here! See you soon :)

      April 7, 2013

    • Erik Grant C.

      I'm here. Just getting a coffee. Are you inside or outside ?

      April 7, 2013

  • maria

    I hope this is the class for me ...for someone who has no experience but is eager to learn with patience ...I am looking forward to this first meeting :)

    April 2, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Hi Maria! Absolutely! All that is really required is wanting to learn. Looking forward to the meet up! :)

      April 4, 2013

  • Monica E.

    I've been searching for something like this!

    March 25, 2013

  • Catherine T.

    I sent you a private message. Did you get it?

    March 22, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Hi Catherine, Just replied. Best of luck!

      March 23, 2013

    • Catherine T.

      Thanks Laura. See you in May.

      March 24, 2013

  • Erik Grant C.

    Hey Everyone, I just signed up for the class. Can't wait. Look forward to meeting and working with all of you.

    March 18, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Hi Erik! Welcome to the group, look forward to meeting you!

      March 23, 2013

  • Catherine T.

    I'm looking forward to it too.

    March 14, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Looking forward to it as well Ruth! :)

    January 15, 2013

  • Ruth

    never mind my last question - you clearly wrote that an email will be sent out the day before with details. good, can't wait!

    January 14, 2013

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  • the Meetup is cancelled
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Additional notes: If for any reason you are unable to attend after having signed up, there will be a credit in your name for a class. You will automatically be signed up for the following class and it will roll over twice to offer you the opportunity to attend the class.

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