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Photography 101: Camera Operations and Exposure Basics

Have a new camera?  Wanting to learn more about it?  Or perhaps you have had a camera for awhile but want to learn to use it better!  This class is for the beginner photographer with a Digital SLR, or for the moderately experienced photographer that is looking to refresh their basic knowledge of photography and how to operate their camera.

Topics covered will be:
• Understanding How Your Camera Works
• Exposure Basics
• ISO Settings
• Automatic/Program Mode
• Preset Modes (Portraiture, Landscape, Sports, Macro, etc.)
• Aperture Priority
• Shutter Priority
• Full Manual Mode

The class will last about 2.5 hours and will include in class exercises, so please bring your cameras.  The class is designed for teaching the principals of photography.  A DSLR camera is suggested for this class.  If you have a point and shoot camera that can be set to manual mode, you will be able to follow along with some of the principals being taught.

Here are some highlights about what people said about this class when I have taught it in the past....

"After taking many photography courses, I have never understand it as well as I do now. Anyone looking for a great basic introduction to photography, taking Darryl's course would be three hours well spent. " - Ann

"Wow, I'm very impressed with Darryl and his ability to communicate to us 'newbie's' on a basic, non technical level. " - Julia

"Great teacher! I learn alot and it does not feels like 3 hrs because it is entertaining." - Maya

“ Meaty, succinct, clear explanations, practical, useful. Delivered with grace, humor, patience, and thoughtfulness. " - Theabroma

"I think Darryl is the best!" - Darryl's Mom

Or you can read all the comments here....


I hope to see you there and please email me if you have any questions!


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  • Linda

    Is it possible that I could get the handouts from this class and speak briefly w/ the instructor for a fee and then take the Photo 102 class?


    August 11, 2013

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