I've scheduled two sessions of the Digital SLR introduction class at the Tangley office (in Rice Village) on Saturday June 22.
Session 1: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Session 2: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The class lasts 4 hours, and the cost is $125 per person, must be paid in advance, and is non-refundable.
Each class is limited to four students. To book, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your class time preference and let me know how you'll be paying. Cash, checks, PayPal, and credit card are accepted. Session 1 and 2 are the same class, you only need to choose one class time.
You don't have to really know much about your camera when you show up for class-- this is an introductory crash course that will force you to put your fingers on those buttons, look through your manual, and ask the "stupid" questions! You've invested in this equipment that holds so much possibility. Tap into the camera's brain, learn how it thinks, and find out how to make the camera capture what you see : )
We'll go over the basics, like what all the buttons mean. What the different shooting modes are. Should you shoot in manual? Will you get a medal for shooting in manual vs. other camera modes? What's "white balance", and why do you care? What lens should you use to shoot ________? How do you get that pretty artsy blurry background look? Do you need an external flash for your camera?
We will also cover some posing/shooting tips and tricks that will simply help you make great choices when you're on the go and trying to be awesome. We'll talk about light, why it's important, and how to find the right kind.
It's truly YOUR time to ask questions, get to know your equipment, and think about how you want to use that spectacular camera in the future. We usually have lots of, "OH! That's what that means!" and "So... I've been doing this wrong the whole time?" moments.
If this scatterbrained artist learned how to make the cameras work for me, you can do it too. I'm here to help : )