Learn the basics of using a digital camera at home, at work, or traveling, whether you have a point-and-shoot with some features or a fancy new DSLR. This intimate, laid-back, and non-competitive class will teach you how to use your new camera - or make better use of your existing camera's features.
With a mixture of lecture and hands-on photography, this class will cover taking photographs and setting up a digital photo workflow. You must take some photos before you come, but we'll also shoot during the day.
After shooting, we will overview the most important steps in the editing process. The steps will be demonstrated with a variety of common software choices. You will receive feedback, tips and management techniques based on the widely accepted ASMP Best Practices website and book as well as exposure and composition help.
Equipment for Class
Please bring your camera, cables, memory cards, and everything that came with the camera, especially the manual! Every camera model is unique, and if we can't solve a problem, we can look it up!
You may bring your own computer for this class, but it isn't necessary unless you have specific photo editing questions to bring up or you want to review your shots from the day before class ends. It is the photo processing techniques that are important to grasp and the instructor will demonstrate them on screen. This section is more demonstration than "hands-on."
Who Should Take This
Photographers who are just starting out and hobbyists/amateurs who want to get better. Many take this class soon after or just before getting a new camera. You should have either a DSLR, Mirrorless interchangeable lens, or a point-and-shoot camera with priority modes (M,A,S,P) to take full advantage of the class content. Contact the instructor (BlueMooseClasses@gmail.com) if you are not sure about your camera. Adults & Teens welcome. Bring to class: Your camera