Photography 102: Composition & Creative Exposure, Classroom and Workshop

  • January 18, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Note that RSVP's open for this class on Saturday, January 11, at 6:00 AM.

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 25 persons.

The class and workshop together will go from 10:00 AM 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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  • Dina

    Thanks again for sharing your knowledge over the past 3 weeks. Spent all day yesterday "in the field" applying what I learned can really see (and feel) the difference in my photography. Can't wait for more classes with you all!! :-)

    3 · January 20, 2014

  • Rebecca B.

    Photography is a creative art, and the camera is the tool that is used to bring the photographic art to life. You are true artists, and your willingness to unselfishly share your artistic knowledge is a gift I will treasure. Thank you Larry, Darlene and Andrew for all that you have shared, and introducing me to a new adventure into the world of photography.

    4 · January 19, 2014

  • Glenn S.

    Thanks guys for guiding us over the last 3 weeks to be better photographers! A+ for your knowledge and teaching skills. Week 3 pulled it all together. Would love to participate in more activities as they become available. Now I guess I need to go to church as well to try and get the shots that Larry has :)

    5 · January 19, 2014

  • Chet S.

    This third class tied all the information we learned in the two first classes together. The dots are connected and ready to be put to use. Thank you Larry, Darlene and Andrew.

    4 · January 19, 2014

  • Ana

    Wonderful class. Full of knowledge eager to be shared!. The instructors were really well prepared to transfer the knowledge. Great atmosphere. I really got to know my camera and to be able to setup and make corrections for a good shot. Wonderful place to practice what we learned. Thank you Larry and Darlene for all you did for us without hesitation. I really appreciated. See you at the next class!

    3 · January 19, 2014

  • Lizette M. C.

    Thank you Larry, Darlene, Andrew for sharing your wealth of information, knowledge and personal time with us. I've learned and gained so much from these classes, thanks! Enjoy your gift :) and I look forward to other future classes.

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • Dawn M.

    Thank you Larry & Darlene! This was a great class. I have learned so much. Now I'm really ready to get out there & do some shooting. I'm also really looking forward to future classes. Thanks again!!!

    4 · January 18, 2014

  • Cathy

    I was lucky enough to get into all 3 of the classes and they were really terrific! Thank you Larry and Darlene for sharing your time and knowledge with us all.

    4 · January 18, 2014

  • Laryssa

    Thanks for all the valuable information it was great getting to know everyone in the class. See everyone soon in different meet ups.

    4 · January 18, 2014

  • Darlene Wallace W.

    Thank you everyone for the kind note and gift. In all the classes we have done, and the many many more Larry has done solo, this was a first. We are touched by your show of appreciation. Words cannot truly express our feelings. Thank you again!!!

    We hope to see you at future meetups! In the meantime, keep on shooting!

    6 · January 18, 2014

  • Wanda F

    Sorry, need drop out...not feeling well

    January 18, 2014

  • Christina J.

    Unfortunately I will have to cancel. My daughter is not feeling at all :-( Thank you so much for your insight, expertise, and patience. I apologize for the short notice as well.

    January 18, 2014

  • Lisa B

    I also have to cancel for today to take care of my granddaughter who isn't feeling well. Hopefully I will be able to attend your next session. I apologize for the short notice.

    January 18, 2014

  • Daniel

    Unfortunately I came down with some kind of bug. Hopefully I'll catch you ask next time.

    January 18, 2014

  • Glenda L P.

    Larry, will I be able to use a 18-55MM lens? It's the only one I have.

    January 17, 2014

  • Alan F.

    Hate to drop out of this class because it is full of very useful information. I am sure who ever gets my spot will enjoy it greatly.

    January 17, 2014

  • Lizette M. C.

    Hello! So we won't need our tripod for the park?

    January 16, 2014

  • 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!!

    January 15, 2014

  • Lizette M. C.

    Looking forward to this class...but I think the time listed might be wrong... 10pm-8pm?

    December 29, 2013

    • Larry H.

      We will be at the park until sunset, whatever that time is. When we go to the park, you are welcome to stay or leave whenever you want, and I will be there until the last person decided to call it a day.

      1 · January 11, 2014

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