Tuesdays and Thursdays | May 1, 3, 8, 10 | 6-7pm all four nights. May 10 will be a photography field trip to a nearby location to take photos
Join photographer Mike Murray for a four part series on Camera Basics and Creative Techniques. This series will show you how to get out of the automatic mode and into the creative world of manual mode photography.
These sessions are geared towards beginner and amateur photographers who want to grasp a basic understanding of the creative opportunities that a camera provides, or build on your current knowledge to expand your creativity.
This class will focus on nature photography, landscapes and wildlife. It will not explore cell phone photography and will focus primarily on DSLR’s. Having a basic understanding of your camera from an operational standpoint and some knowledge on how to navigate your camera’s menu is a prerequisite.
When you finish this course you should have the knowledge and motivation to take your photography to the next level. Photography can be great fun and extremely satisfying. All you need is a little help to open up your creative mind.
Topics we will cover are:
- Understanding your camera
- Shutter speed
- Manual vs auto
- Light meter- Types
- Image size/Image quality RAW vs JPEG
- White Balance
- Composition with photo examples
- Focus manual vs auto
- Image stabilization
- How aperture selection changes you composition
- Rule of thirds, diagonally and horizontally
- Depth of field
- Framing your composition
- Leading lines
- Tripod / handheld (focal length shutter speed rules)
- Creative Techniques
- High Dynamic Range- When to bracket
- Long exposures/motion
- Focus stack
- Shooting panoramas
- Filters- polarizers, Neutral density, Graduated ND filters
- Light painting
- Camera Painting
- Getting creative
- Field Trip to a nearby location to take photos and use the course material