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This is Dog Star Adventure Tours basic introduction to “active” photography. F-Stop and Shutter Speeds Basics and Beyond builds you a solid base of knowledge to transition from a “picture taker” to a photographer. Our goal with this class is to demystify “all those buttons” on your DSLR. The goal is to give you control over your photos and learn to use it in conjunction with your available light to create amazing photographs. You will learn to shoot in the three manual control settings: aperture-priority, shutter-priority and manual. Along with the how, we will go over why you would choose one over another. Once you understand the ease in which you can take control your photographs you will no longer use “point and shoot” features on your DSLR!
The following aspects of your camera and the photographic process will be covered: F-stops, shutter speeds, choosing the correct exposure, importance of depth of field, lighting, and the very important elements of composition. These are all important skills to integrate into your artistic and technical basics arsenal for better photography. This class is designed with beginner to advanced amateurs in mind.
EQUIPMENT: DSLR or digital point and shoot camera required. Bring any lenses you have.
If you are new photography and haven’t committed to a specific camera yet, then try renting. You can rent from Pro Photo Supply for a fair price.
Contact Rob at PPS and he will set you up.
Pro Photo Supply 1112 NW 19th Ave Portland, OR 97209
COST: $50 per person.
Children under 18 are definitely welcome but must be accompanied by a paid and registered adult.
MEETING TIME: Please check our calendar of events for specific date, time and meeting place. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time and be ready to start shooting immediately.
Photo Classes are rain or shine. Some of the best photos you will ever take are in adverse weather. Photo Classes are only canceled under extreme weather conditions and according to the discretion of the instructor. On the rare occasion that a photo class is canceled, you will receive a credit to participate in another photo class of your choice of equal or lesser value.