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Digital Photography [Understanding Your Camera]

If you are new to your digital SLR or Point-and-Shoot camera, you probably are a bit befuddled by all its buttons, levers, displays, and menus. And, most likely, you are finding the instruction manual of little help.

In this seminar, all the major camera controls will be identified and defined. Included will be the:

Diopter Control
Quick Control Screen
Exposure Compensation Button
Shooting Modes 
RAW vs JPG Settings
Drive Modes 
Auto-focus Modes
Focusing Points
White Balancing Control

Where they are located on your camera and what they do will be explained thoroughly. And, as importantly, the specific settings you need to apply immediately before taking each picture will be made clear.

You will receive a handout when arriving to class. It contains lots of information and diagrams, and will greatly simplify the process of understanding your camera's controls.

You should bring your digital camera to this seminar, along with the camera’s instruction manual (VERY IMPORTANT). Also, be sure you have a full charge on your camera battery (ALSO VERY IMPORTANT).

This seminar is paired with two other Meetup seminars I’m teaching, each also a single three hour session:

Digital Photography [The Basics]
Digital Photography [Creating Great Images]

To receive a sound fundamental understanding of digital photography, I strongly recommend completing all three seminars. When I teach for various arts centers, community colleges, and local towns, these are the three areas I include in my Beginning Digital Photography course, which runs for a total of 9 - 12 hours over a period of 3 - 4 weeks.

These three specific seminars will be repeated at later dates. Therefore, if you cannot get to one, you can take it at another time. Also, the seminars can be taken in any order. And no prerequisites are required.

We will be meeting in the café at the Glastonbury Barnes & Noble Bookstore.  My cell phone number is[masked],

You might want to bring a light sweater.  Some people find the place a little cool at times.

Hope to see you there!!

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  • Crystal

    When are you going to have another digital photography (understanding your camera) class?

    December 1

    • Peter G.

      Hi Crystal - Probably around Dec 18, 19, or 20.

      December 2

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