Photography Classes – What You Will Learn
Beginner Photography Class
EXPOSING YOUR PICTURES
We will teach you all about White Balance, ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speeds. We will go over when, why, and how to shoot in aperture and shutter priority modes. We will cover shooting in manual mode along with manual exposure compensation. You will learn how to control your depth of field and background. If you are new to photography, we will teach you everything you need to know to get you out of auto mode. If you are more advanced, we will go over what you already have a grasp on (one on one) and teach you from there.
We will teach you the difference between Matrix, Spot, and Evaluative metering. Then, we will discuss when to use them to your advantage and practice using them in the field.
AF-S, AF-C, AF-A, MF You will learn what they are and when and why to use them to create sharp, crisp images.
CREATING DYNAMIC IMAGES
We will learn about Color, Composition, Angles, Texture, Backgrounds, Lines, Subject Matter, and what makes a dynamic image. Your instructor is an international award-winning photography and will teach you everything she knows in this area.
We will go over all the settings in the cameras, and we will help set your camera to your desired settings after we learn what each setting does. Everyone has different preferences, but not everyone knows how to change settings and what the camera can do. Things you may want include highlight alert, image rotation upon review, release the shutter without a card, AF assist beam, noise reduction level, and much more.
We will discuss and practice taking your photographs to merge the post-processing of the photos to produce large size panoramic photographs.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) We will discuss and practice shooting in a high dynamic range where we take multiple exposures of the same image to merge the photos to get perfect exposure throughout the image.
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY/LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY/ MILKY WAY PHOTOGRAPHY. We will also be doing night photography to create dramatic images. We will go over star trails, painting with light (bring your flashlight), and long exposures for things such as WATERFALLS. You may be tired at night, and it will be arranged to join the group at night or rest and relax after a long day of photography at the hotel. Your choice! Our staff members don’t stop working throughout the tour. (Except for sleep, of course)
Something you may not find anywhere else!
HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN PHOTOGRAPHY. We will have a group discussion and discuss the opportunities to make money in photography by selling your images online or starting your own photography business. We will cover school portraiture, weddings, pets, sports, family portraiture, commercial, real estate, hospitality, accident scene, product liability photography, and more. We will go over the start-up costs, potential profits, how to price your services and work, which labs to use for printing, working out of your home, how to set up your business, taxes, employees vs. independent contractors, and more! We have a wealth of knowledge in this area, and you can take advantage of our extensive experience.