Taking BETTER Photos with your Digital Camera – Part II


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Instructor, John Munno
Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
6:30 pm - 8 pm

This class follows “Getting to know your camera class 1.”  It covers more advanced camera use and settings including how to use manual mode.  How to use Live View, The ins and outs of tripods, lenses and cameras and which ones are best of your needs.  HDR photography, creating panoramas, bracketing, long exposure photography, How to take better photos, using photography guidelines and rules of composition.  Seeing with the eyes of the camera.  Learning about light, direction, temperature and time of the day and how the camera sees vs. your eyes to be able to take more compelling and creative photos.

Recommended camera is a digital DSLR or Mirrorless camera with various modes and functions.   (Class not recommended for cell phones)

Session 5   Manual mode, Live View and other photography methods to address challenging lighting and focusing conditions

Learning to use manual mode and understanding the histogram and zone system to achieve better exposure of your photos. Use of Live View to achieve sharper focus and hard to reach shooting situations Use of HDR photography for high contrast scenes and how to process HDR images. Focus stacking for macro focusing and how to process them. Making panorama photos. All about Tripods, materials and styles. Learn about tripods and how to us a tripod and remote trigger for long exposure photography, L brackets etc. Bracketing and how to use it and why. Panning to create compelling motion effects.

Session  6  Cameras Cameras Cameras
Learn about the various cameras on the market including point and shoots, bride cameras, DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The pros and cons and which camera is best for you.  Introduction to flash photography. Using hyperfocal distance to achieve accurate focus.

Session 7   All About Lenses
There is a lot to lenses.  Even more important then the camera, the lens you use can make a huge difference in your photos.  At the same time, lenses can be very expensive sometimes costing more then your camera.   This class will go depth into the various lenses, their use and which ones are best for your camera and needs.  It will help save you lots of money and better understand which lenses would be best for your photography needs.

Session 8  Creating more creative and compelling images
How to take better photos, using photography guidelines and rules of composition.  Seeing with the eyes of the camera.  Learning about light, direction, temperature and time of the day and how the camera sees vs. your eyes to be able to take more compelling and creative photos.

The fee for this class is $90. Class size is limited to 8. This class is available to all students who have previously taken a class with John.

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