Photography And Camera Basics

Class Premise And Intention

Whether we use a camera phone or more complex camera, such as a DSLR, what we do as photographers and what we do with our cameras to create a photograph, on a base level, is the same regardless of the camera. If we want to become a better photographer and create better photographs, we should become familiar with what we do as photographers and what we do with our cameras to get our intended composition. The intention of this class is to get the participant to become a more observant and thoughtful photographer while becoming more familiar with camera operation and functions.

Class Description

This hands-on, 90 minute class, is intended to get the participants familiar with light and the tool that we use to make a photograph (a camera). We’ll talk about light as subject and what we do with our camera on a base level (Framing, focusing, metering and exposure.) to create photographic compositions with intention. This is a very basic class and is geared to photographers regardless of camera or experience.

1 meeting, 90 minutes (1.5 hours)
Limited to 8 participants

****If you’d like to learn to work your camera in manual exposure mode, please consider registering for the Introduction to Photography class or the Getting To Know Your Camera class.(Links below).****

Points of Discussion And Practice…

Light…
Basic camera operations….
• Framing…
• Image Content And Subject Placement…
• Exposure…
• Focusing…
• Metering…
Working In Automatic Exposure Mode VS. Manual Exposure Mode…
And More…

You Should Take This Class If You Want To…

Understand how your camera works…
Make better pictures…
Learn about focusing and focusing modes…
Learn about metering and metering patterns/modes…
Understand the basics of photography…
Begin to create thoughtfully composed photographs…
Start to rely on your mind, instead of your camera (a machine), to make your photograph…

Prerequisites

A camera. Any kind will do …
An interest in becoming a more observant, thoughtful and proficient photographer…
You’ll get the most out of this lesson if you bring the “full version” of your camera owner’s manual to class…

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.”

Photography and Camera Basics Student Comments.

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Important Notices

Class Meeting Location

This class always meets at location #2. Click the link below for more information. If you have any questions about the meeting location of a specific class that is scheduled please contact Sam ( https://samdamico.com/contact-sam/ ) with the class name and specific schedule.

Here’s a link for more information about meeting locations –- https://samdamico.com/getting-to-the-classes/#location-2

Upcoming Classes, Price And Registration

2 Responses to “Photography And Camera Basics”

  1. Deirdre Soraci says:

    Hi, would you double check on the date for the 3rd Saturday in October.
    I would like to register but the date may be wrong. I plan to register for the
    Intermediate class but per your suggestion, I will take this class to make
    sure it seems I am ready.

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