Digital Camera DSLR Crash-Course

 

This full-day photography workshop is for those who are brand new to digital photography or DSLR cameras. If you have been taking pictures for a while with a point & shoot camera (or using full auto mode on your DSLR) and are ready to expand on your skills, this Digital Camera DSLR Crash Course is perfect for you.


Class Summary 

We’ll start in the studio classroom with a discussion of exposure basics like ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, how your camera’s auto modes work and how to outsmart them, auto focus modes, manual exposure settings, white balance and much more. Then we’ll break for lunch in the International District and practice on our way back with some hands-ON practice and exercises. Before heading back to the studio, we’ll take a Starbuck’s break and talk about lenses. Finally, we’ll wrap up in the studio with a discussion of practical settings for real world situations, RAW files and what you can do with them and any lingering questions you may have.

What’s Covered?

  • The Elements of Exposure: ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed
  • Understanding Your Camera’s Light Meter & How it Thinks
  • Point & Shoot vs. Interchangeable Lenses & DSLRs
  • The Myth of Intelligent Auto Exposure
  • Full Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
  • Understanding the Auto Exposure Modes & How to Out-Smart the Computer
  • “P” for Professional and Exposure Compensation
  • Taking Charge with Full Manual Control
  • White Balance Explained
  • RAW Files and What You can DO with them
  • What Lenses to Use in Which Situations
  • Hands-ON Practice in the Neighborhood

 

  • What You'll Need:
  • Prerequisites:
  • Follow Up With:

  • - Any digital camera with a removable lens
    - OR advanced point & shoot with manual controls
    - Camera instruction manual
    - Fully charged camera battery
    - Memory card
    - Any lenses or accessories you already have
    - Comfortable walking shoes
    - Appropriate weather gear
  • No prerequisites are required. This is a beginner level class but there is quite a lot of information to absorb in one day. Some students may feel more comfortable starting with the Photography Fundamentals classes first.
  • Photography Fundamentals

    1. Understanding Exposure
    2. Understanding Depth of Field
    3. Composition Basics
    4. Metering 101

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