Digital Photography Basics

Learn the techniques of taking great pictures - a two hour class for beginners

This two-hour classs on DSLR photography is held regularly in San Diego. It is suitable for digital photographers who may be new to DSLRs or Mirrorless cameras. It is a practical class and usually takes place in Balboa Park. All camera classes are kept small.

Getting to know your DSLR allows you to use it to its full potential.

Setting your camera for different light situations increases the number of successful shots you take.
Knowing about the rules of composition will help you take better pictures.
Your camera does not see the world like you do. Taking great pictures involves using your camera’s characteristics to compose and capture images. This two-hour workshop will teach you to see the world how your camera sees it and shows you how to compose powerful images.

Subjects include:

  • How your camera sees and how it affects your pictures
  • Working with light
  • Reviewing the Histogram and Shooting Information
  • Setting ISO
  • Composing pictures
  • Choosing a file setting (JPEG quality and size, TIFF, RAW)
  • Safe lens handling
  • Holding your camera
  • Setting vibration reduction (image stabilization)
  • Reviewing your shots
  • Setting exposure compensation
  • Using fill flash
  • Getting to know scene controls and Programmed Auto

Workshop format

This is a two-hour workshop. We will meet in fun locations around San Diego with a range of shooting subjects. Each workshop starts with an explanation of the lesson plan, in which we discuss what we are trying to achieve that day. We will then all work on a number of practical exercises with short breaks for explanation and summaries. At the end of the workshop we will come together to discuss what we have learned. Class sizes are small to enhance your learning experience.

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Event Properties

Event Date 01-13-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 01-13-2018 11:00 am
Capacity 10
Individual Price $75.00
Location
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Museum of Photographic Arts
$75.00 9
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