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3 Hour Outdoor Introduction to Digital Photography Workshop

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  • Photo Barn Studios

    68 South Main St, Woonsocket, RI (map)

    41.999039 -71.516548

  • Meet in the back of the North Smithfield Public Library Parking Lot. Look for my silver van with black cargo top. Phone #[masked]
  • Price: $150.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • 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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  • Paula G

    Due to inclement weather expected, I rescheduled for next class.

    February 15, 2014

  • Paula G

    Hi, unlike the class description, I just realized we will not be going outside. I am disappointed because I was looking forward to learning about how to take pictures of movement; I.e. The falls. How will you compensate for that indoors? I understand 3 hours is a long time to be outside in the cold, is it possible to go outside some of the time? Otherwise, I think this will be limiting.

    February 13, 2014

    • Gary

      The first year I did this I did them all out in the cold and I could handle it because I know how to dress for the cold but my students could not survive 3 hours and many many left after an hour so I do them indoors now.

      February 13, 2014

    • Paula G

      Ok that's fair. Thank you for responding so quickly.

      February 13, 2014

  • Gary

    Everyone should take note of the new address. This class will be indoors in Woonsocket.

    February 12, 2014


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