Basic Photography Course - Seattle - 2018

Photography Course

Basic Photography Course

Class includes Getting to Know your Camera and the Basic Photography Course - Seattle

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Basic Photography Course

Disappointed by bad images?  Totally mystified by all the controls and menus on your camera?  Then this is the course for you.  We combine both lecture on Basic Photography techniques and camera operation and a hands-on section that will demystify your camera so that you can make better images.  The lecture portion will cover all the basic photography techniques including the secrets to easily improve your images by of using light and composition.  The course is open to all camera types including smartphone. 

This entire course is designed for the beginning and intermediate Photographer. This one day class offers instruction in digital camera operation, exposure settings, quality of light, and composition followed by a session that covers all you need to know about Getting to Know Your Camera.  

Getting to Know Your Camera

It doesn’t matter how you came by your camera or how long you have had it the Seattle Branch Photography Committee is here to help. This will be a fun morning, approximately 4 hours, in a hands on workshop that will help you understand and demystify the use and features of your camera. We will also discuss transferring your images to a computer and cover some common basic editing techniques. We will cover Digital-SLR and Digital Point and Shoot cameras. The class instructors are members of the Photography Committee. Additional volunteers will be available to answer questions about your camera. You will need to bring your camera with fully charged batteries, memory card, and the owner’s manual.

The entire course will start promptly at 9 am and will conclude at approx. 4 pm.  There will be a 30 minute lunch break around 11:45 pm.  Please bring your lunch as there are no restaurants or fast food places close to the Mountaineers Program Center. After lunch, depending on weather, we will go outside and practice some of things you have learned.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Bring your camera gear and most importantly your camera owners manual so that we may help you answer questions. 

Course Materials

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