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Price: $98.00 /per person

Balboa Park - Tea Pavilion at the Japanese Friendship Garden

2215 Pan American Plaza · San Diego, CA

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Group will meet at the Tea Pavilion Café at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park.

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Introduction to Photography

This beginners workshop introduces the fundamentals of photography during a walking tour of the beautiful Balboa Park. If you just bought a camera or are new to photography and want to learn how to take beautiful photos, this workshop is for you. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of exposure and composition techniques that will open the door to endless photographic possibilities. This is a hands on learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to capture beautiful photos of one of San Diego's most scenic areas under the instruction of experienced professional photographers.

This workshop will cover:

How cameras work Camera controls and functions Lenses Filters & Accessories The importance of light Using shutter speed to control motion Using aperture to control depth of field Metering modes White balance Basic composition techniques

This workshop takes place outdoors and involves a little walking, so we recommend that you dress comfortably.

Don't forget to bring your camera, charged batteries, and memory cards.

We recommend that you have a DSLR camera or an advanced point and shoot camera with shutter priority and aperture priority modes. We do not rent equipment.


If you purchased a deal voucher for this workshop through AmazonLocal, Groupon, UT, or Living Social, please bring and present your printed or smartphone voucher when you arrive at the workshop.

If you did not purchase a deal voucher, the price for this class is $98 and payments must be made when you arrive at the workshop.

Please RSVP for this workshop if you plan on attending. This workshop requires a minimum of 7 people to commence. If 7 people do not sign up for this workshop by the 10:00 am of the date of the workshop, the workshop will be canceled.

If you joined the waiting list for this class, you will be automatically added to the attendance list only if an attending member changes their RSVP to "not going." If you do not get to attend this class, please feel free to sign up for a future date. If you are an attending member and you cannot make it to this class, please change your RSVP to "not going" so that a waiting member can take your spot.

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