Onsite Course
1 Day/ 2-3 hour
California Center for Digital Arts
2 Students Enrolled
Price$129
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Digital Photography for Beginners 1

Basic Digital Photography

In Basic Digital Photography, you can finally learn how to use your camera!

Lets start at the beginning and master all the fundamentals needed to become the best photographer you can be! Learn the principles that allow you to create stunning images of your family, newborns, special events, vacation travel, and more.

Hands On, Mentored Learning: You will learn the foundational principles of photography, be shown how to use your camera, and how to shoot better pictures in this beginning photography class in Orange County.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this course, students go far beyond the auto mode and learn the foundational principles of photography! Instructors lead you through the essentials of focus, f-stops, shutter speeds, sensor speed (ISO) and their relationships, placing artistic creativity in the hands of professionals and beginners alike. Students explore depth of field and its effect on the visual message, how shutter speed can aide in image interpretation, how to choose the right camera menus, and the best file choice for any given situation. The basics will help you understand why your photos aren’t turning out and take away a lot of frustration and disappointment. Learning what your camera can do will help you feel more secure when taking photos, and you’ll have fun doing it!

TOPICS COVERED

You’ll learn what all those knobs and dials on your camera do with basic digital photography, go through the basics of camera settings, and what settings to use in any lighting condition. We’ll explain the difference between simple Point & Shoot cameras and DSLRs (full size cameras with changeable lenses) and what kind to buy if you don’t already have one. No matter what camera you have, you’ll leave this crash course with a better knowledge of how your camera works. In Basic Digital Photography, we’ll get you on the path to taking great photos!

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Camera
  • Notepad / laptop
  • Snack / drink

QUALIFICATIONS

  • None!

INSTRUCTOR

David LaNeve CPP