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Beginning Digital Photography:Introduction to Digital SLR Photography

Class Description

Are you intimidated by your new digital SLR camera? Confused by all its modes? Do you shoot in RAW mode? Should you?

This class will take you beyond “point and shoot” mode. You’ll learn to use the power of your digital SLR camera, which camera features are most important, and how to set the menus to access them. You’ll artistically control what is in focus and what is not. And creatively compose images in the frame. After learning the camera basics of your particular camera you’ll shoot assignments that are tailored to teach you the skills you’ll need to be comfortable with your camera.

We’ll shoot in the morning, have a lunch provided by the Photo Center( please contact MPC at least several days in advance of the class date if you have special dietary considerations.). then we will break into groups and photograph each other to better understand light and how to take pictures of people.

The goal will always be to have fun with your camera and to shoot pictures you like.

Topics that will be discussed and demonstrated:

  • Understand the relationship between f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO
  • Know when to use aperture priority, shutter priority, and even “P” mode
  • Use f-stop to creatively control focus
  • Set ISO for various light conditions
  • Shoot in raw mode
  • Know when you need to use a tripod, and how to use one
  • Compose pictures artistically
  • Use fill-flash to soften harsh shadows
  • Adjust the exposure when the camera gets it wrong

Class Requirements

Have a digital camera that can use manual exposure mode (cameras can be rented from the Mpls Photo Center). Please bring the owner’s manual for your camera.

Class Schedule

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Saturday, September 25th, 2021 10:00 AM 1:00 PM Sociable

About the Instructor

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Jeff Harrington: Jeff is the Executive Director at the Mpls Photo Center. He worked as a professional photographer early in his career before evolving into film-making and video production. He has worked in advertising and digital media as an executive producer and director. Jeff has been an exhibiting artist these past 30 years in both group exhibitions and one man shows. His emphasis these last few years has been on color "street photography." Jeff enjoys teaching others, and sharing his approach to urban and street photography with his students and MPC Members. Jeff has degrees from SCSU in art, journalism, and marketing.

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The cost of the "Beginning Digital Photography:Introduction to Digital SLR Photography" class is: $150.00

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