Beginning photography details

Beginning photography details

This class is perfect for beginning photographers, anyone that wants to get better results, and anyone that needs a refresher course on taking better pictures. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have it just needs to be a digital one, and one that will let you set the controls of the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. (cell phones do not and are not part of this class)

Learn your camera dials and buttons.

Learn what Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are.

Learn the basics of how to take great pictures. 

The goal here is to be able to shoot in manual mode.

You control the camera, the camera does not control you. 


Beginning Photography Class schedule 

4 Segments, 60 minutes each.

 $200.00 Total Includes 4 sessions

Due to COVID – Dates and times are TBD – Planning to start in 2021.

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Concepts covered:

  • Understanding your camera the dials and buttons what they do
  • Understanding aperture
  • Understanding shutter speed
  • Understanding ISO, ASA
  • Understanding how they work together
  • Understanding The Proper Exposure
  • Understanding reciprocal exposure settings
  • How to take pictures using aperture priority mode – why and how
  • How to take pictures using shutter priority mode- why and how
  • How to create custom mode settings for specific shooting situations
  • How to shoot in manual mode- advantages
  • Mastering Depth of field- how to utilize different apertures for best results
  • How various shutter speeds affect images
  • How aperture affects images
  • People shots – the basics
  • Landscape shots- the basics
  • Composition and cropping
  • Formats, 35mm, Square, and panoramic
  • Understanding the EV settings and how to use these effectively


Session Outline:

First Class – Will be learning your camera’s specific dial and buttons – where they are- and an overview of what the Key dials do. Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. 

Second Class – Continued explanation of dial settings plus how professional photographers set up their cameras – Q and A

Third Class – Review of all key camera settings. Intro to Aesthetics. What is a good picture? Why is it a good picture? What can you learn from studying a variety of master photographers work? Understanding different shooting situations, and shooting strategies. Dial review and re-cap of key settings. Q and A. Shooting assignment(s) to understand how to control your camera settings for desired repeatable results.

Fourth Class – Review of assignment, personal one on one review and materials targeted to what you want to shoot. Developing your own “creative voice” and references to help you create your own unique photographic style. Re-cap of concepts and settings. Q and A, and introduction to the intermediate class.

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