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Basics Workshop - Saturday (6 hours)

Are you not feeling confident about controlling the outcome of your photos? Are you frustrated and confused sometimes about what everything does and means? 

This course is designed to a "picture taker" and turn them into a "photograph maker." This is THE most popular class we offer at SmarterPics.  Feel free to talk to me or email me with any questions.  [masked]

Briefly the curriculum involves four general areas

1. Basics of owning a camera including care, safety, exchanging lenses, understanding what focal length is, and overview of accessories

2. Exposure covers the three basic controls: ISO/Aperture(f-stops)/Shutter Speed. How does each element impact your image and when/how to make adjustments.

3. Knobs and Dials on a digital camera are overwhelming until you get introduced. We will go over ALL of them and when to/not to use them. 

4. Composition.  Once we understand some of the technical fundamentals its time to put that knowledge to work. Usually the last couple of hours (at least) are spent outside roaming Old Town and getting some practice. We also learn to refine how we see a photo and how "making" a photo differs from just "taking a picture." 

Contrary to most of the Meetups, I am going to have to charge something for this because fo the time and resources involved in offering it. The good news is I am offering a substantial discount to Meetup members. Payable at the start of class.

We have a no-host working lunch at one of the Old Town restaurants. 

Regular Price - $75 
Meetup Member Cost: $60  
(You get a 20% Discount on ALL SmarterPics classes as a Meetup Member) 
Payable at the time of class. 

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