Do you have a new camera that has the dreaded M on the dial?
Do you have an old camera collecting dust and it is calling you back to a shelved passion?
Would you like to learn the basics of taking a better photograph?

If you said yes to any of the above then come journey with me and I will be your guide as we unlock the power of the Manual mode of your camera and take control of the amazing tool in your hand!

Together we will learn the rules of how your camera “sees” and what potential your camera has that you never knew was possible. No experience is necessary – just your camera and your interest to see behind the curtain of Oz.

Online – Beginner
Thursdays September 9-30  7:00pm – 8:00pm
Number of Classes: 4
Adult 18+

Fee   $66.00
Adult registration is for one adult on one computer/device.

Week 1 – Introduction to your camera and the basics of what it takes to take a picture. Focus, F stop, Shutter speed, ISO. Techniques for taking a better photo.

Week 2 – How to work with depth of field and shutter speed for interesting possibilities. Lens distortion and Noise. What possibilities are there with your gear?

Week 3 – Light. How to see the light. One light source, two light source, multiple light source. How does light impact your photographic visions.

Week 4 – Types of photography and what might spark your interests and passion. Basic ideas to get your imagination ignited.

Materials Required for All Classes

Digital camera body and lens with Manual option. Tripod for Week 3.

Instructor David MacKenzie

David inspires his students with his passion for storytelling through photography.

Back By Popular Demand!

This course was held in May and is back due to requests from some who missed it! See comments by previous participants:
“David is very knowledgeable and informative. He is very generous with his time to answer questions and provides lots of good scenarios for students to try.”
“I did not realize how much I didn’t know until I started to shoot manually. Auto is great but the shots with manual settings are without bounds for your creative self!!”
“The Beginner Photography course is a must for anyone interested in learning photography. David MacKenzie is an excellent instructor and helps to keep everything simple and easy to understand.”

Online classes will be delivered via Zoom Meetings. The meeting link and password will be emailed to you the morning of the first class.

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