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Digital Studies: From Camera to Print

Class Description

If you're interested in an in depth program from Beginning DSLR through Digital Printing, this series of 8 evening sessions in photography education is for you. You’ll learn camera settings, exposure, depth of field, capturing motion, composition principles, image editing using Lightroom, and finish with digital printing.  Through handouts, visual displays, hands-on exercises in class and weekly assignments these principles and techniques will be explained and reviewed.
Camera Settings
We begin discussing the main functions of your digital camera, how and why to change them. Bring your camera and fully charged batteries.
Topics Covered:Camera Modes •Shooting Modes •Sensor Size •Metering Modes •Megapixels •Resolution •Digital Media •Focusing •Zoom & Fixed Lenses •White Balance •Flash •ISO
An introduction to exposing an image correctly. We will discover how to take control of the camera and achieve desired and predictable results. Be prepared to print 5 -7 images for review.
Topics Covered:Metering Modes •Aperture Priority Mode •Shutter Priority Mode •Manual Mode •Exposure Triangle •Shutter Speeds •Apertures •ISO •Histograms •Exposure Lock •Exposure Compensation •Problematic Scenes
Camera Control
We will continue to take control of our camera to achieve the desired depth of field and and subject sharpness using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Be prepared to print 5 -7 images for review.
Topics Covered:Aperture Priority Mode •Shutter Priority Mode •Manual Mode •Shutter Speeds •Apertures •Depth of Field •Subject Sharpness/Blur •Lenses
A discussion of what makes a good image, basic composition elements and how to incorporate them into an image. We will introduce additional tools to make your creative vision of a scene, a reality. As a group, we will critique selected images each week.
Topics Covered:Compositional Elements •Defining the focal point•Creative use of the properties of light •Removing distractions from an image•Critique •Vision •Interest •Energy •Emotion •Gesture

Image Editing
An introduction into digital workflow using Lightroom. We will rename, edit, keyword, tag and rate images to easily identify the best and make locating files in the future easy. We will cover a basic workflow for processing  your images and how to locally and globally edit your image.
Topics Covered:Raw vs. Jpeg •Digital workflow •Color balance •Editing tools and controls •Sharpening
Digital Printing
An introduction into preparing your digital files for printing. Each student will be able to print five images.
Topics Covered:Page setup •Sheet vs. Roll •ICC paper profiles •Print dialogue box •Final critique

Topics that will be discussed and demonstrated:

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Class Requirements

Digital SLR Camera

Memory cards

Charged batteries

Class Schedule

Start Time
End Time
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 6:00 PM 9:00 PM Bauhaus Room
Thursday, April 29th, 2021 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Bauhaus Room
Thursday, May 6th, 2021 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Bauhaus Room
Thursday, May 13th, 2021 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Bauhaus Room
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Bauhaus Room
Thursday, May 27th, 2021 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Bauhaus Room
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 6:00 PM 9:00 PM Bauhaus Room

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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 "Digital Studies: From Camera to Print" class is: $595.00

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