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Introduction to DSLR Photography


Introduction to DSLR Photography

Hunter Community Center

Instructor: Shannon Ferguson / (734) 328-2986 /

This course will explore basic photography concepts and is designed for someone who is looking to get into photography or someone who already owns a DLSR camera. This course will explore and explain photography concepts, camera and lens types, shooting modes and settings, as well as best practices for storage of your digital images and options for editing images. The goal of the course is to advance from automatic mode into assisted modes and eventually manual mode. By the end of this course, you will be able to take the information learned to create better quality images in almost any scenario.
Wednesday       April 3-24         7-8:30pm      $150 per person

Week 1: Introduction to Photography Concepts
We will discuss aperture, shutter speed and ISO, identifying what they are and how each element affects the look of the image. We will break each one of these down and discuss best practices for each in specific scenarios. We will also discuss concepts such as depth of field and focal planes.

 Week 2: Cameras and Lenses
This class will go over the different types of cameras available, as well as lens ranges. By the end of this class, you will know the advantages of their current gear, as well as what to look for when purchasing in the future, depending on the area that they would like to explore.

Week 3: Shooting Modes, Autofocus and Settings
This class will discuss the different shooting modes available on a DSLR, what they control and when to use each one. We will also go over adjusting autofocus settings in order to get a better result vs. full automatic autofocus

Week 4: Photo storage and editing solutions
We will go over best practices for digitally storing your images, as well as options for editing tools.


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