Getting To Know Your Camera - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center


Getting To Know Your Camera - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT! 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.

  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Seattle Program Center
7700 Sandpoint Way
Seattle, WA

Start time: 9am

The course is open to all camera types except Smartphones (that class will be held on February 15, 2021).


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 (there's free WiFi at the program center, so you can access your manual online if you don't have one printed).

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.

During the last hour, we will show some of your photos (optional) that you have taken during the class. We will have a card reader available.


participants will earn:


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Your digital camera, charged batteries, memory card and owner's manual.

Please download and print this worksheet, then bring it with you to class.

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