Digital Photography: The Camera (Afternoon)

During a variety of fun photographic sessions, you will gain a confident, working knowledge of the digital camera. Field trips and photo exercises will give you the “depth-of-field-ability” to create the desired dramatic effects in your photos.

You will master the digital camera through in class exercises including low light photography, writing with light, and effective use of motion. A special night-time field trip, and “safari” walks in the Italian Market are designed to secure your mastery of the digital camera. Together we will learn about lenses, tripods, camera types/modes, and enhancing lighting options. Weekly photo challenge assignments keep your learning fresh.

All kinds of digital cameras are welcome: compact point-and-shoot, the new mirrorless cameras, and SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras. Tripods are not required, but welcomed. Instructor Sharon Gunther is available to give advice on finding a camera to suit your lifestyle, inquire with registrar, TL Cheung about contacting the instructor for information registration@fleisher.org.

The studio fee includes the use of our digital studio, and one digital print. Additional printing cards are available for purchase in the Fleisher school store.

What you will learn:

  • Knowledge of your digital camera

  • Ability to control depth of field

  • How to use tripod for low light and night photography; writing with light, and ghost imaging

  • Control of ISO, aperture and exposure compensation

  • High quality photographic capture

  • Lighting enhancements

Required supplies:

  • Digital single lens reflex camera, digital mirrorless camera, or a pigital point and shoot camera with manual controls

  • Memory card

  • Flash/thumb drive