In this workshop we will explore beginner aspects of photography for Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. We will discuss how to bring together the elements of manual mode to create an evocative image: shutter speed, aperture, and image composition. We will examine how the selection of shutter speeds and apertures can transform your images.
Kristen will also teach elements of composition, posing, white balance, and some basic editing skills. Students are encouraged to bring any digital cameras they have access to and want to learn how to use. Class will include instructional time with visual examples/powerpoint, class shooting, then review/viewing of class images.
Week 1: Introduction to Exposure & Proper Exposure – Camera Functions (ISO,
Shutter Speed, Aperture)
Week 2: Introductory to Composition (Rule of Thirds, Golden Triangle, Proper Cropping)
Week 3: Introductory to Basic Lighting – (Open Shade, Directional, Window Light, Rim Light, Direct Light, Golden Hour)
Week 4: Posing (Best practices/how to guide your subject)
Week 5: Touching on White Balance/Color/Saturation
Week 6: Basic Editing Tools (LightRoom/Photoshop basics)
Teaching Artist: Kristen Russo