The class cost is $225
In this class, we will recap the basics of photography including – Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Exposure Compensation and White Balance. We will recap how these things impact your images along with how, when, and why you want to be able to control them and not leave your camera on automatic.
Most of the workshop will be spent doing hands-on training so make sure to have your camera.
It is NOT required to have taken our Photography Basics Workshop, however, if you have not been through it and do not have any previous photography education experience, then you are advised to also get the Photography Basics Workshop on DVD found here. That contains videos of all the info from the Photography Basics Workshop that is applicable to this hands-on workshop. If you purchase the disk at the same time as your Hands-On class registration, it will be discounted. See below to purchase them together.
You will be provided your class book, that will walk you through the fundamentals of photography when you arrive for the class.
|Hands-On Photography Workshop Itinerary|
|Meet and Greet|
|Lecture recapping all fundamental aspects of using a camera (aperture, shutter speed, iso, etc) using lots of sample photos for practical examples|
|Break / Read camera manual to find settings|
|Explain hands-on stations to learn aperture priority mode, exposure compensation, depth of field, motion freeze, and motion blur using preset photo stations around the studio|
|Lunch (NOT INCLUDED – refrigerator and microwave available)|
|Continue hands-on practice|
|Lecture covering lenses, flash, and lighting|
|Hands-on practice to learn macro photography, flash bouncing, and light painting using preset photo stations around the studio|
Snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day.
We have a refrigerator and microwave and request that you pack a lunch.
This class is available to anyone over 16 years old and you can have pretty much any camera that allows for manual adjustments. The people that typically benefit the most are those with SLR cameras such as a Canon Rebel, Nikon D5000, or similar. By the end of the class, most people that attend with point and shoot cameras realize how limiting their camera actually is and end up upgrading. That being said, the fundamentals can still be learned even if you have a point and shoot camera and most classes have a couple people with point and shoots so don’t let that deter you from signing up.
It is advised that you have gone through the Photography Basics Workshop or watched the Photography Basics Workshop on DVD found here.
In this hands-on workshop we will have some classroom recap of all the major terms (aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, iso, and white balance), however, it will be more of a recap where we will go through everything a lot quicker than we did in Photo Basics Workshop so that you can spend more time doing the hands-on work.
If you already have some previous photography experience, that’s fine too, it’s just preferred that you are not hearing everything for the very first time or you will find yourself behind from where other students are.
Camera and lens: preferrably an SLR camera but point and shoot cameras with full manual options can be used
Optional (but helpful):
Tripod (can be used for a number of different demos but if you don’t have one, you can use and share mine)
Cable release (will use for one demo if you have one)
External flash (will use for one demo if you have one)
Due to limited class sizes, no refunds will be provided unless your space is filled by someone else.
To sign up please do these two steps:
1) Please fill out the information form here:
2) Send in payment for the class below. Please confirm the date and times before signing up as payment is
NON-refundable. Registration is NOT complete until payment is received. Class will fill up on a first come first served basis based on when registrion info AND payment are received.
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4161 Gregory Road
Orion, MI 48359
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