January 4, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Note that RSVP's for this class open on Saturday, December 28 at 6:00 AM.
Are you new to photography? Do you own a DSLR, mirrorless, or advanced point and shoot camera? Do you want to learn about why your camera functions the way that it does? Then this class is for you.
This class is the first of a 3-part series (Photography 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 meetup page, and you must sign up on each page individually, if you wish to attend each class.
There is no cost for this class. The class size will be limited 25 persons.
This class will be an intensive introduction to the basic concepts of digital photography. It is intended for persons who are new to digital photography, or persons who are moving from a point and shoot camera to a DSLR, or persons who use an advanced point and shoot camera and want to learn more about how it works.
The class will start by introducing the photographic triangle and the concept of stops of exposure, and then will advance to taking pictures in program, aperture, and shutter priority modes. Finally, the class will cover taking pictures in full manual mode, and making adjustments in manual mode to achieve the correct exposure.
Participants must bring their camera manual, because the class will go back to it again and again.
The class will go from 10:30 AM until around 5:45 PM. We will take a Very short break in the middle for lunch.
Class requirements for everyone:
-Bring something to take notes.
- Digital camera with fresh batteries.
- Empty memory card.
- The camera's instruction manual.
For this, you will need the 100+ page camera manual. If the only printed material that you have is a quick start guide or something that is less than 30 or 40 pages, then that is not the camera manual. The manual will either be on your camera's DVD, or you will have to download it before class. If you don't bring the full manual with you, you will not be able to keep up in the class.
-An introduction to how the camera works
-Camera battery and picture card operation
-Auto focus and manual focus
-Learn exposure: effect of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO (the photographic triangle)
-Learn how to use your camera beyond the automatic mode (Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual).
-Manual mode exercise/Getting a correct exposure
-Review of the class materials