This workshop focuses on the basics of photography. Whether you have a high-end SLR digital camera or an inexpensive point-and-shoot, you will be able to learn about photography fundamentals from this course.
Gregory Cowley has created a basic photography course aimed at beginners and enthusiasts that have no idea how their camera works. The workshop will get attendees up to speed on what all those settings mean and how to use them to make their photos better. Whether you have a high-end SLR digital camera or an inexpensive point-and-shoot, you will be able to learn about photography fundamentals from this course.
“You’ve done your research and read all the reviews. You have made your decision and picked out that dream camera you really wanted. When it finally arrives you take it out of the box, turn it on, and realize you have no idea how to use it.” — Gregory
Digital cameras have come a long way with simplifying the process of making pictures, but ultimately the computer in the camera is trying to guess what kind of photo is being made. Many times it does get it right, but until there is a mind reading attachment (which could happen!), learning to operate the bells and whistles will ensure that budding photographers achieve the look they want to create. This is where a good foundation in photography is a must. Getting down the basics will lead to huge improvements in personal photography.
“You see your memories flashing by you so fast. You want to be able to capture those times and document them for posterity. You have a great camera and try to shoot everything, but your pictures seem to lack something.” — Gregory
It’s time to commit to becoming a better photographer in 2011. Learning how great photos are made will lead to more oo’s and ah’s at social events. No prior experience is required. Students will learn all this in a professional photographer’s studio.
Topics that will be discussed discussed are:
- Camera settings and different lenses.
- Setting exposure and how to control it.
- Composition and getting the most out of your subjects.
- Learn to work with people, landscapes, and inanimate objects as subjects.
- How to become more aware of lighting and how it affects photography.
- Putting images on the the web.
- Getting high-quality prints.
- Basic post-processing using programs like Photoshop or iPhoto.
What to bring:
- Bring a camera