Meriden Adult, Continuing & Career Education

Digital Photography 1-Getting Started 703

15 Seats Available

Digital Photography 1-Getting Started

Sessions:

3

Dates:

9/22/2022 to 10/6/2022

Location: Instructor:
  • Peter Glass

Meeting Times

  • Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Description

Digital Photography 1 (Beginning) – Maybe you own a digital camera, but are not getting the kind of images you want. Or, maybe you’re getting some great pictures but can’t figure out why. This, then, is the class for you. The emphasis will be on moving away from AUTO, the mode most beginners gravitate towards, to modes where you have complete control of your camera. 

All the basic photography concepts will be discussed in-depth, including: 

  • Hand-holding the camera 
  • Understanding the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO 
  • Properly exposing an image 
  • Techniques for creating well-focused pictures 
  • Depth-of-field options 
  • Determining the best lenses for various situations 
  • Cataloging and backing-up your photographs 
  • Digital image editing basics 

Next, the specific controls on your camera that mystify most beginners will be identified and thoroughly explained. You will learn exactly where they are located on your camera and precisely what they do. 

Then we will discuss and critique each other’s pictures. This will be done both as a way to understand photographic composition and aesthetics, as well as to explore specific shooting issues you may be having with your own images. 

Time will be spent in class taking pictures with your camera. This will help solidify what you have learned about photographic theory and your camera controls. In addition, it will be your chance to try a variety of composing ideas. 

A very complete handout will be given to you when you arrive. It contains lots of information and diagrams, and will greatly simplify the process of understanding what’s being taught in class. In addition, the handout will allow you to spend less time taking notes and more time listening and participating in class. You also will find it quite useful for review after the course has ended. 

Be sure to bring your digital camera (with its battery charged), extra lenses, battery charger, and instruction booklet. If you have them, also bring an extra camera battery and camera card. IMPORTANT: Please be sure your camera can operate in non-Automatic modes, such as Manual or Shutter Priority – if it does not and you still want to take the class, that certainly is fine too. 

 



Digital Photography 1 (Beginning) – Maybe you own a digital camera, but are not getting the kind of images you want. Or, maybe you’re getting some great pictures but can’t figure out why. This, then, is the class for you. The emphasis will be on moving away from AUTO, the mode most beginners gravitate towards, to modes where you have complete control of your camera. 

All the basic photography concepts will be discussed in-depth, including: 

  • Hand-holding the camera 
  • Understanding the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO 
  • Properly exposing an image 
  • Techniques for creating well-focused pictures 
  • Depth-of-field options 
  • Determining the best lenses for various situations 
  • Cataloging and backing-up your photographs 
  • Digital image editing basics 

Next, the specific controls on your camera that mystify most beginners will be identified and thoroughly explained. You will learn exactly where they are located on your camera and precisely what they do. 

Then we will discuss and critique each other’s pictures. This will be done both as a way to understand photographic composition and aesthetics, as well as to explore specific shooting issues you may be having with your own images. 

Time will be spent in class taking pictures with your camera. This will help solidify what you have learned about photographic theory and your camera controls. In addition, it will be your chance to try a variety of composing ideas. 

A very complete handout will be given to you when you arrive. It contains lots of information and diagrams, and will greatly simplify the process of understanding what’s being taught in class. In addition, the handout will allow you to spend less time taking notes and more time listening and participating in class. You also will find it quite useful for review after the course has ended. 

Be sure to bring your digital camera (with its battery charged), extra lenses, battery charger, and instruction booklet. If you have them, also bring an extra camera battery and camera card. IMPORTANT: Please be sure your camera can operate in non-Automatic modes, such as Manual or Shutter Priority – if it does not and you still want to take the class that certainly is fine too. 

 

Additional Notes

Be sure to bring your digital camera (charged up with instruction booklet ) to class, along with photos you have taken, saved as JPGs, on a flash drive. IMPORTANT: Please be sure your camera can operate in non-Automatic modes, such as Manual or Shutter Priority – if it does not and you still want to take the class, that certainly is fine too.

 All classes held in school buildings must follow the required CDC guidelines and school policies. 


Fees

  • Class Fee $90.00
Total: $90.00

Note: Class has been CANCELLED