Getting To Know Your Camera

Getting To Know Your CameraGetting To Know Your Camera

Getting To Know Your Camera

$65.00

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. Live online group classes. Self-paced video class.

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

About This Class

While participating in the Getting To Know Your Camera class you’ll learn to use the AV and TV modes on your camera to begin to explore the basics of camera operation and composition.

  • 1 meeting/1.5 hours
  • Limited to 8 participants.

Did you buy a “better camera” but still use it as a point-and-shoot?

  • Do your pictures appear too blurry, too light, too dark, or don’t look like the picture you had in mind?
  • Are you getting disappointed or frustrated and thinking that photography is too complicated?
  • Did you buy a “better” camera but still aren’t getting the pictures you want?
  • Do you want to stop getting “point and shoot” results from your SLR camera?

The way to get better photographs, and become a better photographer is to learn the relationship between what we do with our camera and the effect on the composition.

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

Getting To Know Your Camera – What You’ll Learn

The Getting To Know Your Camera Photography class introduces basic photographic principles that allow the participant 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 camera and will be creating more thoughtfully composed photographs. And by having a better understanding of working their camera, participants will begin to rely more on their mind to make a photograph instead of a machine.

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 class.

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 as a private lesson at a location in Washington. https://samdamico.com/private-photography-lessons/
Option 2: Registering for a group online class. (See Below)

Upcoming Online Classes, Price, And Registration

Feb 1, 2022 6:00 PM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5998083740326132239
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 3, 2022 11:30 AM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2803695697892238608
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 5, 2022 11:30 AM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5846177412855780107
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 7, 2022 11:30 AM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3890807033530260752
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 10, 2022 6:00 PM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3871859149649193485
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 11, 2022 11:30 AM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3023483674238190859
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 12, 2022 11:30 AM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4533208796686618382
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 15, 2022 6:00 PM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3088914511695960587
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 19, 2022 11:30 AM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4471316187647492109
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 21, 2022 11:30 AM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5046336579718218256
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 23, 2022 6:00 PM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2895181662393471247
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 25, 2022 11:30 AM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8876347896122476813
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Feb 26, 2022 11:30 AM EST at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3747493389431401742
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

How do I register to attend an online class?
https://support.goto.com/webinar/help/register-for-a-session-g2w030007
After registering and prior to attending the online class please read and keep handy the “Attendee Guide for Standard Webinars”.
https://support.goto.com/webinar/att-guide

 

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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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