Understanding Your DSLR

Learn all there is to know about operating your DSLR camera. Our range of classes cover everything from basic DSLR operation to advanced composition, lighting, metering, and even an in-depth class to help you improve your artistic vision. Learn the best techniques to improve your photography from our friendly, expert instructors dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction.
Beginners are recommended to take DSLR I where we teach you the functions of your camera and how each setting affects the final image. More knowledgeable users are encouraged to sign up for our advanced classes where we will teach you tips, tricks, and shooting techniques to help you get the most out of your DSLR camera. 
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  • The Art of Seeing: Improving Your Artistic Eye

    Class Code: UUU202

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    When you look at an image you see the finished product, not what the photographer saw to make that image. And it's in this prior knowledge the photographer can take a snap shot and make a true photograph. Developing this type of vision takes both practice and patience.

    This latest class in the DSLR series will take you through a series of exercises which will help you maximize your natural artistic eye and increase the overall quality of your photographs. You will learn how to visually identify the balance of your photograph using traditional techniques, such as the rule of thirds.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Digital SLR III: Composition

    Class Code: UUU201

    Instructor: 
    Rick Gerrity
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    Knowing all the science and mathematics behind photography can only take you so far. The art of photography is 90 percent seeing and 10 percent photographing. Students will learn the vital aspects and rules of image composition and graphic design as they apply to taking photographs.

    Go over composition basics, such as the rule of thirds, perspective, horizontal vs. vertical orientation, and designing a photograph, to assist you in developing your own personal style and vision.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera I: Basics

    Class Code: UUU103

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    You have a digital SLR, you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera, but not sure how that happens.  This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities of your digital SLR. 

    Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos!

    In the second half of the class, the students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned.  The buttons and settings will be much easier to manipulate and each student will have develop the ability to capture the images closer to their vision.

    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Digital SLR II: Exposure and Metering

    Class Code: UUU200

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Intermediate

    Understanding the basics of exposure and metering are the building blocks to becoming a good photographer. This course will teach you these fundamental basics of photography such as the relationship between f-stops and shutter speeds, as well as understanding the positives and negatives of ISO/ASA sensitivity with your image sensor.

    How your DSLR cameras metering system works, metering modes, scene modes, advantages of RAW versus JPEG image files, interpreting the histogram, exposure compensation, manual controls and much more will all be discussed!

    Our Price: $49.00
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