Non-Credit Photography Classes
1) Camera Basics and what you should know (3-4 hours)
Getting to know your camera (DSLR or point and shoot camera) Learning how to set up your camera properly to what you’re going to shoot Go over the basics of shooting concepts (Rule of 1/3’s ETC) Ask the why of what interests folks in taking photos Give assignments of things to shoot on the photo walk Go out and shoot for 1\2-1 hour and experiment Come back to classroom and and go over photos and have a critique Talk further about what worked and what didn’t work for them and ways to fix it.
2) Uploading and basic editing (2-3 hours)
Uploading and file folders procedures best practices Editing software what’s available and best for you. Importing and editing of you new files what to keep and what to delete What’s your goal are for editing and enhancing the photos you have imported and kept What is your style of editing? Practice some editing on the same photo Discuss results and how to achieve desired goals
3) Photography Lighting (3-4 hours)
What is natural vs artificial lighting and how does it affect your photos? What types of lighting are best for your shooting needs What’s best times of the day for shoot portraits? landscapes? street? abstract? city scapes? ETC… What are off camera flashes? what are steady lights? How can they help your photography? How do you use them and how do they work? Lighting triggers and what works best What’s the best option for you? Talk about lighting ratios and what’s best for each situation Practice using external lighting flash as well as steady lights. Discuss your results and how to achieve goals
4) Camera equipment and what you really need (2 hours)
Overview of equipment and usagescamera types and sensor sizes does full frame, crop or micro 4/3 make any difference and what is it? Do you need full frame and if so why? What equipment is best for your needs? Can you get by with cheaper lenses? What’s the difference between prime and zoom lenses Why would you need one over the other and what are the advantages of both? What’s the difference in cheap VS expensive cameras? Will that make any difference in my shooting? Or can it improve my pictures? Is the cost worth it?
5) Action/Sports Photography (2-3 hours)
What equipment will you need? Will you need external lighting? If so can you use it in each situation? Do you really need a camera that shoots a million fps or more? Go to a local racing or sporting event and practice shooting What’s a usable max ISO to still get quality photos? How to get photo passes to events? Etiquitte while at a race/event were to be and be safe and not in the way.