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Digital Photography 101

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Digital Photography 101

  

Digital Photography 101 - 6 weeks
Mondays January 7th - February 25th (excluding Jan. 28th & Feb 18)

Hours: 6:45pm to 8:45pm  

 

A beginner's look at how to make great photographs utilizing the modern digital camera. Each week learn the basic fundamentals of how to go beyond "point & shoot" and understand the use of the camera controls to get the photos you want. Understand exposure, how to control "depth-of-field" with aperture, controlling motion with shutter speeds, what lenses & focal lengths are best, composing your photograph, white balance, how to use flash and finish with a final photo critique.

 

Handout material will be provided to summarize each class. 

 

Cost: $189.00 plus HST (See the School of Photography bundles)

 

Week 1 - Pixels, ISO, File Types & getting a sharp image

How sensor resolution, print size and file types, effects the image quality.

  • Mega pixels and what does it mean
  • How ISO affect image quality
  • How file formats affect image quality

Week 2 - Understanding Exposure

How to interpret what the camera meter sees into effective exposure.

  • The camera functions that control exposure
  • Getting the correct exposure - understanding the histogram
  • Exposure compensation for difficult lighting situations

Week 3 - Using the Aperture and Shutter

How Aperture and Shutter speed affects the photograph.

  • Using depth of field to control what is in focus
  • Using selective focus to isolate a subject
  • Using shutter speeds to control motion 

Week 4 - Composition 

How to arrange the elements in your pictures to best effect.

  • Using the rule of "Thirds" and different lens focal lengths
  • Image balance and negative space
  • Using unusual compositions

Week 5 - White Balance

How white balance works and when to change it.

  • Understanding colour temperature
  • Using the standard white balance "presets"
  • Creating a "custom" white balance for difficult lighting

Week 6 - Using Flash

Understanding how flash works and when to use it.

  • How to deal with flash "fall-off"
  • Using effective "fill flash"
  • Using flash outdoors under bright sunlight

 

Please Contact us to book your place in this very popular course!