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3 Hour Outdoor Introduction to Digital Photography Workshop

This is an outdoor workshop for beginners that typically runs twice per month on Sunday mornings from 9 am-12 am.

Workshop Fee: $150

What You Will Learn:

1.  Welcome and Introductions  (during this time I will collect any payments or coupons)

2.  Some Warm Up Shooting

3.  Camera Basics:

  • How to hold the camera (viewfinder vs. live view)
  • Selecting a Shooting Mode
  • How to Focus  (Auto, Manual, One Shot, AI Focus, AI Servo)
  • File Types and Sizes
  • Picture Styles / Picture Controls
  • Displaying an Image (play, zoom, move, Exif data, histograms)
  • White Balance

4.  Exposure:

  • The Exposure Triangle  (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture)
  • Hand holding rule
  • How to evaluate a histogram
  • How to use EXIF Data to improve a photo
  • How to use exposure compensation

5.  Exposure Exercises Worksheet

6.  How to shoot in:

  • Program Mode
  • Shutter Priority Mode
  • Aperture Priority Mode
  • Manual Mode

7.  Shoot a

  • portrait
  • group shot
  • landscape
  • wildlife
  • close-up
  • s-curve
  • pattern
  • color
  • leading line
  • blur or freeze action


This workshop must have at least 4 people registered to run.  If it doesn’t run due to the number of people registered you will have to register for another date that has at least 4.

If inclement weather occurs on the day of a workshop it will be cancelled and you can sign up for a future date listed on this site.

Please remember to bring your camera with a fully charged battery and the camera’s manual.  If you have a tripod please bring it as well.

Also if you are using a GPS to get to this address it sent some people to town hall which is right up the street from the library, so please make sure you are in the library parking lot.

***Please download and print these files before the workshop. They are excerpts from my e-book which can be purchased from

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had lots of fun applying some of the things learned in the photos I took of the Newport Bridge last night while waiting for the Supermoon to appear. I love how different you can make the same scene look just by playing around with white balance.

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Ann B.

    Intersting to learn more and more.

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Karyn D.

    Looking forward to tomorrows workshop. What paperwork is needed to bring beyond my groupon?

    June 22, 2013

    • Gary

      Please bring your coupon code.

      June 22, 2013

  • Antoinette A.

    Gary. I will not be able to attend this class. Will I be able to reschedule for another date with my groupon?

    June 18, 2013

    • Gary

      Yes, please un-RSVP for this date and re-RSVP for the new date. Thanks Gary

      June 18, 2013

    • Antoinette A.

      Ok. Rescheduled for July 21. Thanks

      June 19, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hi Gary,
    Do we need to bring our printed handouts with us Sunday? Thanks.

    June 19, 2013

    • Gary

      Yes, please.

      June 19, 2013

  • Antoinette A.

    Unable to attend on this date. Would like to reschedule. Thanks

    June 18, 2013

  • Gary


    May 20, 2013

  • Antoinette A.


    May 6, 2013

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