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Photography 102: Composition & Creative Exposure, Classroom and Workshop

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 PM until about 6:00 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 3-4 hours.

We will then break for dinner/snack and travel over to Walter Jones Park in Mandarin 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.

Regency Square Library
9900 Regency Square Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida[masked]
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  • Roxanne de S.

    Great workshop! Lots of good tips and very informative. Classroom workshops can sometimes be boring and drag on. Not with Larry, he keeps it lively with his energy and obvious love for teaching and photography.

    November 18, 2012

  • Valerie

    I had a really nice time meeting new people. But hats off to Larry, great class, can't wait to attend more. Thank you for taking time out of your day to help all of us to learn more photography tips.

    November 18, 2012

  • Edwin

    Thank you for your knowledge and devotion to photography. I learned a lot!

    November 18, 2012

  • Nikki

    Excellent class. I learned a lot and thank you.

    November 18, 2012

  • Susan


    November 17, 2012

  • Stephen D.


    November 17, 2012

  • Mirtes

    great class

    November 17, 2012

  • James (Jim) R.

    Another great class by Larry. Many thanks to Larry for his great classes.

    November 17, 2012

  • Hugh H.

    Another great day hosted by Larry and Robert. A wonderful learning experience. Great depth of material. Learning how to go from "snapshots" to real photographs is an amazing journey with Larry as the leader. This is an invaluable resource to members of this group. I highly and strongly recommend these classes.

    November 17, 2012

  • Sandy

    Wonderful, once I take the 100 and 101, I'll know more! Very knowledgeable organizer's.

    November 17, 2012

  • Larry H.

    I see that the weather report for today is mid-60's and misty/rainy.

    We will have the class in the library as scheduled, starting at 10:00 AM, and in the afternoon, depending on the conditions, we'll decide then, whether or not to do the portion at Walter Jones Park.

    November 17, 2012

  • Valerie

    I've never been to any of these classes. What do we need to bring with us?

    November 13, 2012

    • Larry H.

      Valerie, what you need to bring is listed in the class description. Please take a look, and if you still have questions, please drop me an email. Thank you.

      November 13, 2012

    • Valerie

      Thanks Larry, I figured that out just after I wrote that lil blurb.

      November 14, 2012

  • LoRob

    Hello Larry,
    I know the rules about not showing up for class. I block another student from coming. This was not a.selfosh act on my part. In route to class yesterday I received a call of death in my family, My grandfather. I had no time to in rsvp yesterday during this time. I'm would understand why.

    I would like to continue your class 102 photography so hopefully I'm not removed Nov. 17 class. If you have any question please give me a call at[masked]-1393. Lo

    November 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to be out of town November 24. Is this date definite? I don't want to change to no if there is any chance you'll switch to another date since I will loose my spot. I understand the reason for changing. I hope you don't mind my double checking.

    October 18, 2012

    • Larry H.

      I don't expect the date to change again, unless the library, again, cancels our reservation.

      October 19, 2012

  • Mychael A. B.

    Looking to see you all again, it has been awhile.

    September 28, 2012

  • Scott J. S.

    Thanks. Fyi, that option is not available on the mobile version of this site.

    September 26, 2012

  • Larry H.

    Scott, you must RSVP yourself to go onto the waiting list. No one is able to do it for you.

    September 26, 2012

  • Scott J. S.

    Please add me (+1) to the wait list.

    September 25, 2012

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