Introduction to Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Photography

This beginners workshop introduces the fundamentals of photography during a walking tour of the beautiful Balboa Park. If you just bought a camera or are new to photography and want to learn how to take beautiful photos, this workshop is for you. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of exposure and composition techniques that will open the door to endless photographic possibilities. This is a hands on learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to capture beautiful photos of one of San Diego's most scenic areas under the instruction of experienced professional photographers.

This workshop will cover:

  • How cameras work
  • Camera controls and functions
  • Lenses
  • Filters & Accessories
  • The importance of light
  • Using shutter speed to control motion
  • Using aperture to control depth of field
  • Metering modes
  • White balance
  • Basic composition techniques

 

This workshop takes place outdoors and involves a little walking, so we recommend that you dress comfortably.

Don't forget to bring your camera, charged batteries, and memory cards.

We recommend that you have a DSLR camera or an advanced point and shoot camera with shutter priority and aperture priority modes. We do not rent equipment.

 

Notes:

If you purchased a deal voucher for this workshop through AmazonLocal, Groupon, UT, or Living Social, please bring and present your printed or smartphone voucher when you arrive at the workshop.

If you did not purchase a deal voucher, the price for this class is $98 and payments must be made when you arrive at the workshop.


Please RSVP for this workshop if you plan on attending. This workshop requires a minimum of 7 people to commence. If 7 people do not sign up for this workshop by the 10:00 am of the date of the workshop, the workshop will be canceled.


If you joined the waiting list for this class, you will be automatically added to the attendance list only if an attending member changes their RSVP to "not going." If you do not get to attend this class, please feel free to sign up for a future date. If you are an attending member and you cannot make it to this class, please change your RSVP to "not going" so that a waiting member can take your spot.

 

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  • Theresa W.

    Very informative

    July 15, 2013

  • Donald C.

    Members, we advised that you enter Balboa Park through Presidents Way off of Park Boulevard. The El Prado entrance to Balboa Park is closed. Call us if you have trouble finding us.
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    July 14, 2013

  • Donald C.

    Arrive Early - Due to this weekend's pride parade and usual traffic, we recommend that you arrive at the park at least 1 hour early to find parking.

    July 13, 2013

  • Donald C.

    Attending members, please see the e-mail we just sent you or follow the link below for important details about this workshop.
    http://www.meetup.com/sdphotographyworkshop/messages/boards/thread/33486752?thread=33486752

    If you are attending this workshop, please download the handout for this class at the following link. You can print it and bring it to class, but it is not required.
    http://files.meetup.com/3382752/INTRODUCTION%20TO%20PHOTOGRAPHY.pdf

    July 13, 2013

  • tracy p.

    Already made other plans , next time

    July 13, 2013

  • diane

    Sorry to miss it! Will be attending Aug 11th instead! Have fun!

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry forgot it is Pride weekend.

    July 9, 2013

  • Nicholas A.

    We don't have any sort of set parking-balboa park keeps everything open to the public-we recommend being there early to make sure you get parking and of course of you are running late feel free to call us and we will help you find the class

    July 9, 2013

  • Morgan

    Is there a set parking area because its pride weekend and its not as far from the festival as one might think

    July 9, 2013

  • Reem

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    July 8, 2013

  • Sarah J.

    Sarah Jeltema

    July 6, 2013

  • Donald C.

    Members,

    If you joined the waiting list for this class, you will be automatically added to the attendance list only if an attending member changes their RSVP to "not going." If you do not get to attend this class, please feel free to sign up for a future date. If you are an attending member and you cannot make it to this class, please change your RSVP to "not going" as soon as possible so that a waiting member can take your spot.

    June 24, 2013

  • diane

    Looking forward to learning more about how to create beautiful pictures with my Nikon D80!

    June 12, 2013

  • Michelle

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    June 11, 2013

  • Morgan

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    June 11, 2013

  • Carmen C.

    Groupon[masked]

    June 8, 2013

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