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  • Rappahannock Art League Studio

    19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA (map)

    37.711445 -76.380508

  • When you take a picture, either you or your camera will make 5 basic choices: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focal point and focal length. That’s it! Once you know what these controls do, you can make the photographs you’ve always dreamed of.

    Instructor Bill Reckert has helped 1800+ students over 40 years see the light with plain language lectures reinforced with hands-on exercises and helpful critiques.  At the end of this course you’ll walk away with a copy of Bill Reckert’s Photography Rules of Thumb field guide and the know-how to take well-focused, well-exposed, well-composed photographs.

    “This class helped me see what my camera can do if properly set. My camera had been in the box for two years and now I am actually enjoying taking well-composed wild life photos.”

    “This course taught me so much. It brought to light so much that I didn’t understand. Bill said everything in a way that was easily understood. I highly recommend the course.”

    “Everything was explained very clearly and simply. Now I understand why the camera controls do what they do.”

    “Thanks to your ‘no question is a stupid one’ I learned all about using my camera.”

    As a former photographer for the US Department of Interior Geological Survey and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Reckert photographed powerful storms, national and world leaders, and unique, hard-to-reach landscapes like the Bering Glacier in Alaska. Bill is a consultant and free-lance commercial photographer based in White Stone.

    For your convenience, the workshop is offered twice in 2017: a winter session that meets in morning and a spring session that meets in the early evening.

    Cost: $150 for RAL members, $175 for nonmembers.

    Min/Max enrollment: 6/12

    Spring 2017 Session

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 4-May 4

    5:30-7:00 PM 

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  • Dixie O.

    Interested in improving my photography skills.

  • elle

    Having kids is a great excuse for living with a camera in your hand.

  • Micki C.
    Event Host

    After 10 years of taking snapshots, I'm working on shooting more purposefully and creatively.

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