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Beginning DSLR class

For owners of DSLRs (interchangeable lens cameras) looking for a grounding in photo technique and camera control for better pictures of people, places and things. Using original images I'll show you how and when to imploy different camera settings for effect and offer compositional tips and positioning strategies to improve your portrait, sport/action, landscape and even flash images. A great starter class for new owners or those looking to brush up on their basic skills.

Some of the topics covered include:

~ The importance and affects of shutters and aperture settings

~ Using wide angle or telephoto lenses for optimal effect

~ Photographing subjects indoors without flash

~ Creating balanced landscapes

~ Macro or close up technique

~ Learning to evaluate light

~ Setting ISO and white balance controls

~ Using your flash indoors and out

While this is not a shooting event I strongly suggest you bring your camera!

$29.95 per person contact the store to register without paypal

please include billing address and phone with your transaction

Instructor: Jess Thompson

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  • Rachel L.

    For someone who has a Canon Rebel, which workshop would you recommend to take, this one of the canon rebel series one? I'm not sure which is more beneficial. Thank you.

    August 1, 2013

  • Rachel L.

    For someone who has a Canon Rebel, which workshop would you recommend to take, this one of the canon rebel series one? I'm not sure which is more beneficial. Thank you.

    August 1, 2013

  • Jesse T.

    Rita, to add to what Phil states if you are interested in camera controls and photo technique for using them this is a good class. if however you are looking to stay in auto and just get some tips consider switching to the point and shoot class. Contact either one of us at the store to switch or for more info...

    July 31, 2013

  • Rita S.

    I think I may have signed up for the wrong class. I have a Canon Power Shot 30 - not a DSLR. Will any of the class instruction help me with my camera? If not, I will not attend and let someone else have my spot. Thank you.

    July 30, 2013

    • Phil H.

      Hi Rita, I think you'd get some good info from this class as far as basic exposure, light management and shooting tips still apply to your particular camera.

      July 30, 2013

  • Jesse T.

    Elena call the store and ask them to put you on the alternate list.

    July 30, 2013

  • Jesse T.


    July 29, 2013

  • Jesse T.

    Hello Anthony. Yes I think it would be a great way to start learning about camera controls and shooting techniques. The class runs from 7pm to 9pm.

    July 8, 2013

  • Anthony C.

    Hi Jess. I'm a Nikon D80 owner using an[masked] kit lens and would like to develop my camera skills beyond relying on "Program" mode to get that great shot. Is this a one night course and how many hours is it? Thanks!


    July 7, 2013

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