Photography 101:

Intro to DSLR, Design, and Technique

Three weeks of intensive, hands-on training in photography elements and techniques with emphasis on DSLR manual shooting. Each week, students will add 3-5 photos to a personal portfolio, to be used in a final gallery night after the last week of class. Each student is guaranteed 3-5 of their best photos printed for the gallery, for them to take home at the conclusion of the gallery night.
Instruction will be provided through presentation, lecture, handouts, and extensive lab time, all under the guidance of professional photographer, Cassie Randall.
Students can bring their own DSLR cameras or share a class set. Class cameras may not be taken home during the week.
Students must bring a personal laptop with an SD card reader or USB port every week to save their personal photos.

Week One: Camera Body, Shooting Modes, and Settings

Part One: Basics

-Review available software and apps available for editing

-Become fluent in the basics of Nikon and Canon DSLR camera bodies, shooting modes, and settings

-Understand and manipulate settings and shooting modes for desired look

-Take practice shots and begin personal portfolio (must have personal laptop)

Part Two: Manual Shooting

-Review and master the Photographer's Trinity: ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture

-Lab (add to portfolio): 

    *One frozen action shot
     *One blurred action shot
     *One bright light shot

     *One low light shot

     *One shallow DOF shot

     *One deep DOF field

HOMEWORK: Submit 3-5 photos for final gallery before next class (use personal camera or cell phone)

Week Two: Photography Elements

Part One: Lecture and Presentation

-Rule of Thirds

-Leading Lines

-Foreground Interest

-Balance and Repetition

-Contrast (color, light, texture, size, shape)

Part Two: Lab

Take photos with proper settings, focusing on the above elements.

Add photos to personal portfolio.

HOMEWORK: Submit 3-5 photos for final gallery (use personal camera or cell phone)

Week Three: Advanced Studies

Part One: Lecture and Presentation

-Landscape photography

-Action photography

-Portrait photography

-Group photography

-Urban photography

Part Two: Lab

Take photos with proper settings, focusing on the above elements.

Add photos to personal portfolio.

HOMEWORK: Submit 3-5 photos for final gallery (use personal camera or cell phone)

Gallery Night

The Sunday following the last class, come to Station Theater from 4-6 for wine, cheese, chocolate, and appreciation of the best photos of your own and classmates' final portfolios, presented in gallery form. You get to keep the prints at the end of the night.

Free admission, friends and family invited!

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