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Camera Fundamentals


Prerequisites: You own a camera which has some amount of manual control. You want to learn how to use it better.

Description: Camera Fundamentals is a basic introduction to the manual controls and specifications of your camera. The class covers the following topics:

  • Focal length
  • Sensor size
  • Aperture
  • Shutter speed
  • Depth of field
  • ISO
  • Metering methods
  • File formats
  • Further reading

The class lasts approximately two hours, and will be followed by a 1-hour photo walkabout with the instructor for those who wish to join. The class is structured as a number of 10-20 minute lessons broken up by 5 minute breaks to experiment with the topic just introduced. It is intended to be very hands-on, and is not aimed at professional photographers. Rather, this is a class for anyone who wants to understand their camera better, particularly when it comes to the manual controls and what they do.

There are currently no scheduled class times available. Please contact laura (at) dangerpants {dot} com if you would like to schedule a class.