Learn the Fundamentals of camera operation and photography methods in our Basic Camera-1 class
April 8, 2018
10:00am – 1:00pm
220 S. California Ave Suite 115A/B,
Palo Alto, CA
$130 RDPW members / $150 non-members
The Basic Camera-1 class from the Richard Dischler Photo Workshops will cover the fundamental concepts of using any camera (DSLR, mirrorless, point & shoot, or mobile phone) in its creative modes to capture the images of your vision. Take your camera off of Auto for more artistic results. Additionally, an introduction to methods of image editing (post-processing) and composition will help you develop new skills you can immediately put to use.
The style of this class is to interleave topic discussion followed by practice of the newly learned concepts using your own camera. We will cover the controls and adjustments in your camera and how they relate to the captured image. You will use your camera to explore the affect of each control as we capture images in the vicinity of the classroom. We will process some of your images in Lightroom to introduce you to the editing possibilities in this creative tool.
Topics covered in Basic Camera-1 include:
- How digital cameras work – light, lenses, & electronics
- Adjusting exposure controls and their impact on the captured image
- Focus modes and light metering methods
- The basics of image composition
- A survey of post processing tools and examples of Lightroom editing
- An overview of printing – printers, paper & ICC profiles
- A discussion of other skill building opportunities
Bring your camera with a fully charged battery, and a removable memory card or cable for connecting to a computer USB port. Your camera manual may also be useful to have with you to provide details of camera adjustment.
Our classes are small (4-6 students) to allow for one-on-one instruction – and we encourage lots of Q&A during the class. Spend 3-hours with us and improve your photography!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for space availability and to sign up.