Introduction to Digital Photography

These lessons provide the hands-on opportunity to learn how to use your camera in a more effective manner to create better photos. At the end of the lessons you should no longer need to take photographs using any automatic settings. The class covers the basics of digital photography. Topics include: camera controls, speed, aperture, ISO and shooting modes, depth of field, correct exposure, photographic composition and lighting. The class includes practical applications of the photographic techniques that the students will be expected to practice outside of class. You will also cover common accessories such as a flash and tripod. In addition, the instructor will provide students with advice as to choices of equipment and software for each individual's goals in photography and recommendations on camera purchases or upgrades. Students are required to have an adjustable digital camera either DSLR, Super-zoom, interchangeable lens compact or compact. Students will be expected to bring their camera with instruction book to each lesson. The lessons consist of three meetings that are each 1 1/2 hours long for a total of 4 ½ hours of instruction. The first two lessons will take place at a mutually agreed upon place and time. At the end of the first lesson all future lessons (two) will be scheduled. The third lesson will be a photo walk in Fells Point or other outdoor location. In case of bad weather, the photo walk will be rescheduled by the instructor. Cost for this combination as a private lesson (one student) is $180.