From the Ground Up - Nathan Groves, Photography class, Mondays 6-9pm
Monday Class - this class is from 6 to 9 pm with possible over-run.
Photo 1: The Exposure Triangle and Basic Operation
This class will be part of a series of photography classes designed to teach students the basics of photography in a way that will allow them to develop their own styles rather than just copying someone else’s specific technique.
This first class will focus on the technical cornerstone of photography: the exposure triangle. Students will learn:
What it means to manipulate the camera’s aperture, shutter speed, and ISO values.
What kinds of changes are made to the resulting photo with different changes.
When to change what in different situations.
Next, students will have an open discussion about sample photos taken in different situations. We will discuss what kinds of settings would have been used and why.
Then, students will perform the hands-on portion, where they will learn:
How to operate their camera in manual mode.
How to change the settings on their camera.
How to remove and install lenses.
How to identify what lens they have.
This will help begin the development of muscle memory, so students can get out and start shooting with confidence and these fundamentals will help them practice good habits.
Students will then practice different settings against a target. They are encouraged to pull the images from their camera and view them on the computer to see the result, which will be discussed in class.
Students will then get homework, which will be discussed on the Discord server (optional). This will allow students to critique each other’s work and learn together as they go along.
Students will need:
A fully-functional digital camera with removable lens, made in the past 15 or so years.
A decent laptop. Any will do for this class, although a newer model with at least an IPS display is preferred.
The instruction manual for the camera (optional). This can be found online if need be.
A memory card that works with the camera.
At least one fully-charged battery that will hold a charge throughout the class.e normal price!