About this Experience
Photography and Photoshop classes are postponed at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. The earliest classes will resume is August 2020.
This 4-session course is designed to teach adult students how to get the most out of their cameras and how to photograph a variety of subjects. Instruction includes discussions of camera settings, equipment choices and composition. Participants will apply what they’ve learned through hands-on sessions in macro photography (flowers, small products, etc.) and low-light/long-exposure shooting. This course also covers sports, event, landscape, wildlife, lightning, firework and night-sky photography as well as “painting with light” techniques. Bring your camera, camera manual and a thumb drive.
Session 1 – Camera Basics and Composition – In this class you will learn about basic camera settings, auto focus, equipment choices, composition and how to start thinking like a photographer to make better photos. Half the session will concentrate on compositional elements and techniques. Bring 5-10 photos on a thumb drive for a critique of your work (if time allows). This session is open to anyone regardless of the type of camera you own.
Session 2 – Advanced Shooting Modes and Camera Functions – This session covers advanced camera settings, including shooting in manual, aperture-priority and shutter-priority modes. You will learn how to use the camera’s meter, focus modes/points, white balance and the histogram, and there will be time to practice these skills.. You should attend this class if you have a more advanced point-and-shoot camera or a DSLR. Bring 5-10 photos on a thumb drive for a critique of your work (if time allows).
Session 3 – Subject Matter (Nature, Wildlife, Sports/Events and Macro Photography) – This session includes tips and techniques on a variety of subjects, including nature/landscape, wildlife, using filters, sports, events, and macro (flowers, small objects, textures) photography. There will be hands-on macro session. Please bring some small items such as candies, coins, jewelry, etc. to photograph.
Session 4 – A Shot in the Dark – This session features instruction on taking photos in low-light conditions, including night scenes, the moon, lightning, fireworks, night sky and painting with light techniques. There will be a hands-on session to learn and practice how to take photos in dark conditions. Bring your camera and tripod.
2020 Spring dates are as follows:
Saturday, April 4
Saturday, April 18
Saturday, May 2
Saturday, May 16
Group - Open to Community
Specifically for Adults
The Next Us Workspace
525 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs