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Photography 102: Composition & Creative Exposure, Classroom and Workshop

  • Apr 5, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Note that RSVP's open for this class on Saturday, March 29, at 6:00 AM.


The purpose of the class and workshop is to teach the basic elements of composition and creative exposure, and to spend time "in the field", applying those elements. Additionally, the class will introduce a methodology that photographers can use in composing and executing their images.

This class is the third class of a 3-part series (Photo 100, 101, and 102). I highly recommend that you consider signing up for all three classes, especially if you are new to digital photography. Each of the three classes has its own event page, and you must sign up on each event page individually, if you wish to attend each class.

There is no cost for the class. The class size will be limited 25 persons.

The class and workshop together will go from 10:00 AM until about 8:00 PM.

Participants must bring their camera manual, because the class will go back to it again and again.

This class will have two distinct parts. The first part will be at the library, and will cover the elements of composition and creative exposure. We will also introduce a thought process for creating images. This portion will last approximately 4-5 hours.

We will then break for dinner/snack and travel over to Walter Jones Park for the workshop portion of the class. The workshop portion will last an additional 2-3 hours. 

We generally stay at the park until dusk and capture the sunset.  All attendees are welcome to stay for sunset but may leave at any time.  We highly recommend staying through the scenario exercises.

At the workshop, we will spend some time at each of 5 scenarios, where the group will discuss what we want the pictures to show, the composition, and exposure elements. We will also work together to take our pictures and compare notes amongst the group. For the workshop portion, you will want to ensure that the lens(es) you are carrying can cover the focal lengths from 18mm to 200mm.

Class requirements for everyone:

- Bring something to take notes.

- Digital camera with fresh batteries.
- Empty memory card.
- The camera's instruction manual.

For the workshop:

- Close toed shoes (for walking through the woods)

- Bug spray

- Water to drink

Although attendance at the Photo 100 and 101 classes is not a prerequisite, participants should have a good understanding of how their camera works, how to shoot in manual mode, and know how to make adjustments to the camera settings. Please review the Photo 100 and 101 topics to ensure that you know what those items are.

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  • Lori G.

    Awesome class! Thank you so much to both Larry and Darlene for sharing your knowledge and wisdom. I know that I will be a much better photographer because of what I have learned!

    2 · April 10, 2014

  • tina m.

    Excellent class! I am enjoying my camera after the class. Thank you for your time and effort!! I loved it..

    2 · April 9, 2014

  • Debra H.

    Thank you once again to Larry and Darlene for teaching such an awesome and informative class. I am so excited to apply all that I've learned in these classes to my photography. Your time and generosity is so appreciated!

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Larry and Darlene for all your efforts that went into putting together a really informative class. I look forward to meeting you again :)

    April 6, 2014

  • Annabelle

    Thank you so much, Larry and Darlene for a wonderful and productive class. We are quite grateful that you are sharing your time and talent with us. Thanks for all you do.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Melinda L.

    Thanks Larry and Darlene for giving us your time!

    April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great informative class. Thank you Larry and Darlene for all your hard work and effort putting this class together.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Terri A.

    I was on waiting list.. but mothet in law is in town and I missed 101 so I will look for the next time you have all 3 again. :) thanks for all you do.

    April 4, 2014

  • SHONNA E.

    Oh no!! Chance of rain Saturday afternoon!!

    April 3, 2014

    • Darlene Wallace W.

      Positive thoughts will drive the rain away. ..It's Florida. There's always a chance if rain. ..

      2 · April 4, 2014

  • Larry H.

    Everyone signed up (and on the waiting list):

    I have uploaded the syllabus for the class to the site.

    On the menu bar above, go to More....Files, and download the file with Photo 102 in the name.

    You will need to have it in class, either paper or electronic, your choice. My advice is to have it in paper, because then you can take notes right on it, but it's each student's individual choice.

    If anyone has any questions, drop Darlene or I an email, and see everyone on Saturday!!

    2 · April 2, 2014

  • Lauren Elizabeth Swain M.

    I don't have an[masked]mm lens or anything that has a telephoto. I just have one kit lens that is the shorter range. Do you think I could complete this class by borrowing a lens during the class from someone with my same camera? (I don't know how frequently we will need to use that lens.)

    March 23, 2014

    • Darlene Wallace W.

      Attendees will need to be able to cover[masked] mm either using one lens or a combination of lenses. Please email me what lens you do have and your camera model so that Larry and I can seek some options for you.

      1 · March 23, 2014

  • alicia

    are you looking for any models for this event..(:

    February 12, 2014

    • Darlene Wallace W.

      Since the class is free, there are no funds to hire models. Normally, the attendees take pictures of each other, even though this isn't a portrait class. This allows them to experience both sides of the lens. In addition, the classroom session length is different each session, depending on amount of questions from the attendees. This makes it difficult to schedule models to be at the park. There should be meetups in the future that might request models, either TFP or paid. Keep checking. :)

      February 13, 2014

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