A Short Course on Digital Photography

Dates:  March 6th – April 24th  6pm to 8pm

An eight week workshop.  This is a HANDS ON workshop that will enable you to learn YOUR Camera and apply all that you are learning while understanding the technical and artistic capabilities of your camera, flash and lighting. 

Cost is $349

Workshop is limited to only six Photographers!  Call 910 324 1646 to reserve your seat today AND ask about our “Bring a Buddy” discount too. 

Our text is: London & Stone’s A Short Course in Digital Photography ISBN-13 978-0-205-64592-3

Please bring: All Camera equipment and your Laptop. Photoshop Elements is required.

Week 1 –March 6th

Introduction to your Camera. In this first session you will learn how to gain control of your camera and its controls. If you want to improve your photography you have to learn how to tame your camera so it will do what you want it to do.

Please read: Chapter 1&2

Please bring: All Camera equipment

Week 2 – March 13th

Light and Exposure. Learning to expose your pictures correctly will make a big difference if you want a rich image with realistic tones and detailed shadows. You will learn to trust both a hand help meter and the light meter in your camera (and when to use each).

Please read: Chapter 3

Please bring: All Camera equipment

Week 3 –March 20th

Flash photography – Indoors. You will apply all that you have learned in chapters 1,2 & 3 by learning how to properly expose images using your flash indoors. A model is provided.

Please read: Chapter 8

Please bring: All Camera equipment

Week 4 – March 27th

Flash photography –Outdoors. Tonight you take what you learned last week indoors and learn how to use Fill Flash outdoors. You will learn to trust your camera’s light meter even more and the importance of learning all that TTL can do for you. . A model is provided.

Please read: Chapter 8

Please bring: All Camera equipment

Week 5 –April 3rd

Intro to Photoshop. You will learn how the Photoshop “Engine” works and how each of the tools can be utilized to edit your images. You will also learn the importance of Layers, Levels, Curves and Selections too!

Please read: Chapter 5

Please bring: Your LAPTOP with Photoshop Elements

Week 6 –April 10th

Using Photoshop. You will put all that you have learned into practice by learning to construct a Composite image from images you have made in earlier sessions!

Please read: Chapter 5

Please bring: Your LAPTOP with Photoshop Elements

Week 7 – April 17th

Intro to Studio Lighting. You and your camera enter the Studio and learn about light strength, lighting patterns, posing, & light modifiers that will turn your images into Portraits! . A model is provided.

Please read: Chapter 8

Please bring: All your Camera equipment

Week 8 – April 24th

Visualizing the Image. You are ready to capture the images you see. Now you have control of your camera and you know what it can really do for you! . A model is provided.

Please read: Chapter 9

Please bring: All your Camera equipment

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