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Getting To Know Your Camera

Getting To Know Your Camera

Begin making better photographs by getting off of fully automatic exposure mode and composing your photographs thoughtfully. The Getting To Know Your Camera Photography class introduces basic photographic principles that allow participants to understand how their camera works. You’ll be a better photographer.

$75.00 Live Online Group Class

Upcoming classes are listed below (1 meeting-2 hour. Limited to 8 registrants.)

$125.00 In-person or Online Private Lesson

(1 meeting-1 hour)
A one-on-one private meeting. Set aside more than one hour just in case we need extra time. And there is no charge for the additional time.

$25.00 Self-paced video tutorial class.

(Located in Sam’s Online Learning Platform for Photographers)

General Information

  • Prerequisites: No.
  • Type of Camera Required: Any camera that allows AV (aperture priority) and TV (shutter priority) modes.
  • Instructor: Sam D’Amico.
  • Ways Taught: In-person private lessons. Self-paced video tutorial class. Live online group classes.

Registration and schedule information for live online group classes are available at the description’s end.
Contact Sam about In-person private lessons and the self-paced video class.

About the Getting to Know Your Camera Class

While participating in the Getting To Know Your Camera class, you’ll begin using the exposure mode dial on your camera to explore the basics of camera operation and composition.

Stop using your camera as a point-and-shoot!

  • No more getting disappointed and frustrated with the outcome of your picture.
  • Get the best pictures possible by getting off of fully automatic exposure mode.
  • Stop “pointing and shooting” and start composing thoughtful photographs.
  • Learn to use your focusing modes thoughtfully and effectively.

 Make Better Photographs and Be a Better Photographer by Getting to Know Your Camera

When working our camera during the Getting To Know Your Camera class, we’ll stop working in fully automatic mode and begin working thoughtfully.

Getting to Know Your Camera – What You’ll Learn

The Getting To Know Your Camera Photography class introduces basic photographic principles that allow participants to understand how their camera works. We will discuss aperture, shutter speed, light sensitivity (ISO/ASA), lenses, focusing modes, camera metering, and automatic vs. manual exposure settings. And these topics will be related to the participant’s camera operation and composition. By the time the Getting To Know Your Camera class is over, participants will know the capabilities of their cameras. They will be creating more thoughtfully composed photographs. And by a better understanding of working their camera, participants will begin to rely more on their minds to make a photograph instead of a machine.

Some of the things you’ll learn:

  • The most important parts of your camera and how to use them
  • How to create the best pictures that you can
  • About exposure modes
  • About focusing modes
  • About metering modes
  • Thoughtful and effective composition

Getting To Know Your Camera – How You’ll Learn

How You’ll Learn During Class

During the Getting To Know Your Camera class you’ll learn by becoming familiar with the function of your camera that influences composition and practice making pictures during the course.

How You’ll Learn After Class

Before class ends, Sam will guide students to practice what was taught during the Getting To Know Your Camera class.

Ashley says: “I really enjoyed the attention to detail during the class. It was a great starter class to learning how to work YOUR camera. I enjoyed the small class size which allowed for a lot of personal attention. It didn’t matter that everyone had a different camera because each person got the necessary attention to learn how to change everything on their camera.”

Nellie says: “Sam is able to explain the basics of photography, cameras and light in a way that is so much less complicated than beginners photography books. He’s a great teacher.”

Class Meeting Location

Option 1:In-person or Online Private LessonContact Sam for more information.
Option 2: Registering for a live, group online class. (See Below)
Option 3: Self-paced video tutorial class.

Upcoming Online Classes – Registration

Pick a date and click the link to register

Wed, Sep 7, 202210:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1786163661965707792
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Thu, Sep 8, 202206:00 PM – 08:00 PM EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7266626594056967696
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Sun, Sep 11, 202210:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3765048196924505358
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Mon, Sep 12, 202206:00 PM – 08:00 PM EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7066164733592496907
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Fri, Sep 16, 202210:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3660860674137753871
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Tue, Sep 20, 202206:00 PM – 08:00 PM EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3119341301853364238
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Thu, Sep 22, 202210:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6867589635081366800
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Sun, Sep 25, 202210:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6287011211693897488
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Mon, Sep 26, 202210:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3827835808466741007
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Thu, Sep 29, 202206:00 PM – 08:00 PM EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4215451040653035791
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Fri, Sep 30, 202210:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4373495941541285902
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Getting To Know Your Camera

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Getting To Know Your Camera - A Washington, DC Photography Class
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26 thoughts on “Getting To Know Your Camera”

  1. Hi Sam,

    I’m not sure whether I should take the Intro class or the Manual Exposure class, or both.

    I know how to take pictures on my camera but not how to adjust the settings based on my surroundings. Ideally, I’d like to get better at taking both videos and photos with my camera.

    Thanks for your recommendation, Lia

    1. Hi Lia,

      Thanks for your interest in my photography classes.

      Before I can answer your question in a useful way.

      I’ve got a couple of questions.

      1. What make and model camera will you be using in the class?
      2. What would you like to get out of the class?

      If you’d like please feel free to give me a call at 202-531-2344 (my preference is always to speak with someone).

      Also, if you’d like, you can fill out this questionnaire.

    1. Hi Sima,

      Thank you for your interest in my photography classes.

      Yes. I will. As usual I’ve fallen behind on scheduling.

      You can check the page for updates. https://samdamico.com/know-camera-photo-class/ (I’ll do my best to have an updated schedule up by early next week.)

      You can also get on my email list. You’ll get a weekly email from me that includes a link to upcoming classes and a digest of photography related blog posts that I made during the previous week. I recently made a couple of online courses and I’ve made those available to the photographers on my email list.

      If you’re interested here’s the link to subscribe. —> https://samdamico.com/get-on-sams-e-mail-list/

      If you have any further questions, please let me know. You can call, too. 202-531-2344

    1. Hello Miriam,

      Thank you for your interest in my photography classes.

      In terms of the Getting To Know Your Camera class, At this moment I can’t be sure if there’ll be more classes scheduled at the end of March.

      There will definitely be more scheduled for April, May and June.

      If you’d like weekly reminders about the schedule of upcoming photography classes, please consider getting on my e-mail list. https://samdamico.com/get-on-sams-e-mail-list/

      If you have any questions, please give me a call at 202-531-2344.

  2. Good morning. The list of classes for this Getting to Know Your Camera workshop is o lu listed thru Oct. 5, which as passed. Are there other dates scheduled?

        1. Thank you for your patience, Traci.

          I’ve just added dates in November and December for the Getting To Know Your Camera class.

          Here’s the link—>https://samdamico.com/know-camera-photo-class/

  3. Hello,

    Does this class only cover digital or can I bring my film camera? It is a Pentax ME Super and I have the manual.

    -Anna

  4. Dominic Colangelo

    I would come with my daughter if ok (2 fees)
    We have a canon 5D camera. Do you have others with the same camera?

    1. Hi Dominic,

      Taking the class with your daughter would be OK. Just make sure that you indicate that there will be two of you during the registration process so you are charged (and spaces are held) for each person.

      While I don’t know if there will be anyone else with a Canon 5D, your camera is more than sufficient for the class.

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