Photography 102: Composition & Creative Exposure, Classroom and Workshop

  • November 16, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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The purpose of the class and workshop is to teach the basic elements of composition and creative exposure, and to spend time "in the field", applying those elements. Additionally, the class will introduce a methodology that photographers can use in composing and executing their images.

This class is the third class of a 3-part series (Photo 100, 101, and 102). I highly recommend that you consider signing up for all three classes, especially if you are new to digital photography. Each of the three classes has its own event page, and you must sign up on each event page individually, if you wish to attend each class.

There is no cost for the class. The class size will be limited 30 persons.

RSVP's for this class open on Saturday, November 2, at 6:00 AM, and close on Thursday, November 14, at 8:00 AM.

The class and workshop together will go from 10:00 PM until about 8:00 PM.

Participants must bring their camera manual, because the class will go back to it again and again.

This class will have two distinct parts. The first part will be at the library, and will cover the elements of composition and creative exposure. We will also introduce a thought process for creating images. This portion will last approximately 4-5 hours.

We will then break for dinner/snack and travel over to Walter Jones Park for the workshop portion of the class. The workshop portion will last an additional 2-3 hours.

At the workshop, we will spend some time at each of 5 scenarios, where the group will discuss what we want the pictures to show, the composition, and exposure elements. We will also work together to take our pictures and compare notes amongst the group. For the workshop portion, you will want to ensure that the lens(es) you are carrying can cover the focal lengths from 18mm to 200mm.

Class requirements for everyone:

- Bring something to take notes.

- Digital camera with fresh batteries.
- Empty memory card.
- The camera's instruction manual.

For the workshop:

- Close toed shoes (for walking through the woods)

- Bug spray

- Water to drink

Although attendance at the Photo 100 and 101 classes is not a prerequisite, participants should have a good understanding of how their camera works, how to shoot in manual mode, and know how to make adjustments to the camera settings. Please review the Photo 100 and 101 topics to ensure that you know what those items are.

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  • Joe S.

    Thank you Larry for teaching three classes. I Learn a lot about my camera. Thank you Darlene and Andrew for helping whit the camera.

    November 17, 2013

  • Ryan L.

    Thank you very much Larry for putting on this event! I enjoyed it and look forward to your portraits or lighting class!

    November 17, 2013

  • Stephen D.

    Very good Class. This was my first visit to the Park It is a great photo spot

    November 17, 2013

  • Gayle L.

    Thank-you Larry for teaching the class Photography 102. Thank-you Darlene for your input and thank-you Andrew for being such a good sport and allowing us to photograph you. Learned a lot and enjoyed the hands on applications. Can't wait for the next meet up.

    November 17, 2013

  • Larry H.

    Thank you to everyone for a fantastic set of three classes. I very much enjoyed the time that we spent together, and I hope that the classes were useful and helpful for all of you, as you progress on your photographic journeys. I hope to all see of you again in the future, and wish you all of the best.

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Carlos

    Thanks,
    Larry, Darlene, and Andrew!!! The class solidified all the basics me - and what took from it the most was: "what are you trying to convey?... what is the story that you are trying to tell? That, I'm NOT GOING TO FORGET - I promise!! :) I was already able to make adjustments to the ISO, shutter, and aperture, and to consider the reciprocate effect between each other when making those adjustments; as well as the light conditions and how complimentary colors work, OR when to just go with BW for my aesthetics and/or the type of genre that I'm shooting. I just never gave it much thought as to the WHY I'm making those adjustments. PS. Larry, the way you presented things for me in the class gave my photography a clearer direction and purpose. I just started shooting with a DSLR in 2006, but have been shooting analog since the early 90's both 35 anf MF. I had a great time, and it was great meeting everyone today! Stay in touch. Thanks again...

    November 17, 2013

  • Dagmar

    The third and final day in a series of photography classes instructed by Larry Heckel- with Darlene Weston and Andrew Heckel assisting. All 3: wonderful classes -well worth the time investment involved. I've learned so much about my SLR digital camera- useful skills I can apply to improve the quality of my photographs. A series of classes not to be missed for those interested in mastering SLR digital photography.

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • Daryll C.

    Great class!

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Mike Y.

    Excellent course and well taught. Very solid photography advise that anyone wanting to learn more or even refresh themselves on composition and creativity should attend. Thanks Larry and everyone!

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Daryll C.

    Larry, with the help of Darlene and Andrew, did an outstanding job once again. I can't wait to put all the lessons learned into practice. Thanks so much for your time and patience in helping me to become a better photographer.

    November 16, 2013

  • Kimberly S.

    Larry, Darlene, and Andrew:

    Thank you so very much for taking the time to teach this series of photography classes. It was such a wonderful class, packed full of vast foundational information presented in such an applicable manner. It's clearly evident that you all spent a great deal of time putting the class together and you execute it very well. I have learned so much and can't thank you enough for your efforts. I feel that my photos are already much improved and I am growing increasingly more comfortable with using the camera. My sincerest regards, Kim Shingler

    P.S. Go Navy, Beat Army! =D

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Jake

    I had a blast. Learned a lot.

    November 16, 2013

  • Darnell L.

    Hi Larry,

    My daughter has tried the last two offerings to sign up, when will the next Photograghpy[masked] be offered?

    November 16, 2013

  • Dagmar

    Hi, Maryann and I went to the wrong library! So we are leaving Regency now that we found our mistake.

    November 16, 2013

  • Sharon J.

    Is it too late to join the class tomorrow

    November 15, 2013

    • Mike J.

      You can take my place.... I cant make it

      November 16, 2013

  • Kathleen

    I really wanted to attend, but I returned home last night after spending four days in ICU with my 83 year old mother and then 2 days securing a rehab center in Ocala. Tired... I look forward to more amazing meetups and attending 102 next year. Thank You!

    November 16, 2013

  • Patrick N.

    I apologize, last minute I cannot attend. Hopefully someone else will see this and go in my place. Enjoy the session, I'm bummed I can't be there!!!

    November 15, 2013

  • Lizette M. C.

    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend tomorrow :(
    I look forward to other classes, thank you

    November 15, 2013

  • Myra S.

    Larry, great class today. Each class gets easier. Please verify the tines for the last class . The times above do not make sense to me.

    November 9, 2013

    • Darlene Wallace W.

      Myra, the last class is part in the library and then to a local park for some hands on practice. Many people stay for sunset but that is up to you. What you've learned in the first two classes and what you will learn at the library in the last class all comes together at the park. We might not go until 8, but that's how long Larry plans on staying at the park. Larry tends to stay as long as the people in the class want to keep shooting.

      November 12, 2013

    • Myra S.

      Thanks for the clairification.

      November 14, 2013

  • Jill C.

    I had to change my RSVP, not going to be able to make it.

    November 13, 2013

  • Larry H.

    Everyone signed up (and on the waiting list):

    I have uploaded the syllabus for the class to the site.

    On the menu bar above, go to More....Files, and download the file with Photo 102 in the name.

    You will need to have it in class, either paper or electronic, your choice. My advice is to have it in paper, because then you can take notes right on it, but it's each student's individual choice.

    If anyone has any questions, drop me an email, and see everyone on Saturday!!

    November 13, 2013

  • Myra S.

    That should read times for the last class on 11/16.

    November 9, 2013

  • CiCi

    Aargh. I have to work. Have fun without me.

    November 8, 2013

  • Larry H.

    I have had to move this back a week, due to a work obligation.

    October 11, 2013

  • Larry H.

    Please see my comment in the Photo 100 Meetup about why the signups are held until 2 weeks prior to the class.

    September 22, 2013

  • Dagmar

    Looks like we can't sign up till Oct 26th.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Cherrie M.

    Same is show for me as well Holly. sign me up or put me on the waiting list if possible.

    September 22, 2013

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