Introduction to Digital Photography

Level: Beginner

Tuition: $95.00
Duration: 4-5 hours

Classroom and Field Trip

Schedules & Registration

Instructor: James Cook

SS Badger Sails past Ludington LighhouseDigital SLR cameras are essentially computers with all the complexities that entails. There are modes, options and buttons to do things you have never heard of. So many, that mastering digital photography on your own can seem like a daunting task. Most DSLRs never get utilized beyond "auto" mode.

Whether you're an absolute beginner or an intermediate photographer in need of a good refresher on DSLR basics, this workshop is designed to teach you how to change and apply the principle settings of your DSLR. We all have to start somewhere and this course is designed to be the perfect beginner's training session.

This workshop is designed to give you the confidence and knowledge essential to explore and use the capabilities of your Digital SLR. Jim patiently guides you through the variables of shooting modes, shutter speed, aperture, focus control and exposure. You'll learn how to decide when and why to choose one combination of settings over another and how to evaluate the cause and effect of the results.

Join Jim for a photography session focused on de-mystifying your camera and putting you in control. Let Jim demonstrate for you and discuss in comfortable terms how to use your camera and develop dependable strategies, enabling you to handle the many photographic challenges that may come your way.

The workshop starts in the classroom with a review and demonstration of the camera's most important settings and their purposes. Several classroom exercises serve to clarify how to access and apply the most important controls. The class finishes with a short field trip, weather permitting, with Jim guiding participants through a number of learning exercises

Whether you recently acquired your first Digital SLR camera or have owned one for a while, this workshop provides the guidance to get you beyond the intimidation of the hardware and free your creativity.

This popular class tends to sell out, so be sure to register early.

Participants Should Bring:
Digital SLR Camera and Camera Manual
Camera Power Supply and Battery
Memory Cards