It’s Not About the Gear Photo Classes



Fall 2014 Photography Classes


Class Series
Wednesdays —
10/15, 10/29 and 11/5: 7-9pm

BONUS “Putting it into Practice” Photography Excursion (25% off)
Saturday —
11/15: 10am-1pm

1390 Kenyon St. NW #525
Washington, DC 20010

$240 (Class series)
$60 (“Putting it into Practice” photography excursion. Series students only. Location TBD.)

I get one question more than any other:
Q. What camera should I buy to take good pictures?

A. It’s not about the camera. Not to say that a high quality camera and lens selection aren’t important. Of course they are. But the fundamentals of photography are housed in the ever-expanding instincts and knowledge of the photographer. Buying the $7,979.99 bike that Lance Armstrong rode to win the Tour de France may make riding a little easier, but I’m not winning the Tour on it.

Join us for our Fall photo class series to learn how to use the camera that you do have to its fullest capacity. The foundation topics we’ll cover can apply to shooting people, landscapes, abstracts or anything else you can dream up.

Part 1: Settings. A focus on moving your camera from program settings to all manual. We’ll discuss camera settings and answer all of your questions. We’ll view some successful and not-so-successful images to illustrate the impact of making different setting choices.

Part 2: Composition. Have you ever taken a picture of something gorgeous and inspirational; only to view it later and say “it looked so much better in person?” The compositional choices you make as a photographer determine the visual impact of the final product. Learn to compose your images to create the image you intended.

Part 3: Lighting. In this class, we’ll discuss lighting techniques.

(BONUS) “Putting it into Practice” Photography Excursion. Apply the technical knowledge you’ve gained throughout the class series in a photography excursion. I will provide hands-on advice while you shoot in an outdoor DC metro location. Note: this option is limited to series students only.

A digital SLR is recommended, but not required for this series. Please bring all lenses that you have, a digital memory card, and a charged battery.

This series is intended for the novice to intermediate photographer.

To register, click on the link below.

Hope to see you there!

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