Introduction to Photography: Winter Class


***This class has concluded, but please consider registering for my Summer class which will cover the same material.***

An Introduction to the Art of Photography

Do you have a camera that you are afraid to use?  Maybe you just want to move away from full auto and experience the joy of creativity through photography?  Would you just like to understand some of the basics better than you do?  This is the class for you!  It is geared to those who are wanting to step out of their comfort zone and take that next step towards capturing those special images.  In this class, I will go into the basics as well as explain why a dedicated camera is a valuable option in today’s cell phone world.  We will look at concepts of exposure and how to find the right settings for the scene and location, by using the tools that the camera offers.  We will discuss how to focus, and where to focus to get that sharp image that you are after.  We will spend some time dealing with composition and figure out how to organize a scene that best represents your reason for capturing the image in the first place.  You don’t need much experience at all to benefit from this class.  You just need a camera and a willingness to learn.  The day will be broken up into two parts.  The first part will be the longest and will take place in a classroom setting where we will discuss the major topics of the day.  The latter part of the class will be practical exercises with your camera where you will put to use what you have learned.  I’ll be with you every step of the way to help you learn those next steps in your own quest for photography.  This is only for the capture of the images as I will not be getting into the post processing end of photography in this particular class.  Bring questions as my main purpose in having this class is to make you more comfortable with your camera and prepared to look into the art of photography.  Please bring any owner’s manuals for specific instructions on how your camera works.


Location: White Rock Civic Center,  4801 Davis Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105


Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020


Duration: Half Day classroom/practical from 9am to 1pm.  I will be available afterwards for questions.


Cost: $150 per person




Lodging:  This will be the responsibility of the participant.  The location is convenient to Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.


Appropriate For:  This is appropriate for any beginner from teen to senior.  While the material is geared towards landscape and natural light photography, the topics discussed will be applicable to any type of photography.  Whether you are shooting film or digital, the concepts will be the same.


Transportation: This will be the responsibility of the participant.  There is ample parking at the Civic Club.


Facilities: There are restrooms available


Meals:  We should be wrapping up around 1pm, although I am happy to stick around and answer questions after that.  Lunch will not be provided.


Fitness Level:  This will be a classroom setting with a small amount of time either outside or inside doing some practical work with the camera depending on the weather.


Note: I will try and simplify the mystery of “settings” during this class and make it much easier to understand.  My goal is to get you out of the different auto modes and start making some of the decisions for the image yourself.  This is the groundwork that will be needed to start getting creative with your own photography.


Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.


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