1-SESSION BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
Beginning Photo Class in Downers Grove (near Oak Brook and Hinsdale)
This essential digital photography course answers many practical questions that beginning photographers need to know about DSLR or EVF cameras, lenses, and field techniques. The course flows naturally from the 2-session digital camera class called Get To Know Your Camera.
You’ll learn about the fundamental principles related to cameras, lenses, filters, and photography in general. The information provided will also help you understand the capabilities and limitations of your current equipment and what you may need to add so that you can better photograph the things you love most.
Information covered in this class include:
- Essentials of Lenses
- Focal Length
- Field of View
- Fixed vs. Variable Aperture
- Fast vs. Slow Lenses
- Sharpness & Contrast
- Crop Factor (important for comparing cameras, lenses, and making sharp hand-held images)
- Making Sharp Images
- Tripods & Heads
- Remote Shutter Releases
- Mirror Lock-Up
- What are F-Stops, really?
- Depth of Field
- Hyperfocal Distance (how to get everything in focus, often used for scenery)
- UV and Skylight Filters
- Circular Polarizing Filters
- Split Grad Filters (used for controlling high-contrast scenes)
- Caring for Your Camera
- Mike will demonstrate with different cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, and more!
As with all of Mike’s presentations, he has created a very visual and poignant PowerPoint program that clearly illustrates the various photographic principles and techniques. A comprehensive handout of the PowerPoint lecture is provided so you can engage in the class instead of taking notes. Plus, the handout is a valuable resource to guide you in the future.
The session takes place at Mike’s home and studio in Downers Grove (a Chicago suburb just east of Naperville) where you’ll learn important photography fundamentals and techniques.
Because this class is primarily informative and not hands-on, there is no limitation on attendance. However, during the snow season, the maximum is 7 participants due to limited parking. So, please register quickly to insure a spot.
If you have further questions about Mike MacDonald photography workshops just email or phone 630-852-8448.