Introduction to Photography, Tuesday, July 23, 6-8 p.m.

In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of manual shooting. Topics include ISO, shutter speed, aperture, metering, and lens selection. Emphasis will be placed on the technical working of these things and how they directly affect an image when altered. The class will be a mix of demonstration, direct instruction, and then hands-on exploration.

● Introduction: It’s all about the light. ● Metering: How light is measured. Students will learn about the measurement of light and how it affects the photographer’s creative and technical decisions before shooting. ● Aperture: Students will see a physical aperture move. Brief introduction to optics as it relates to depth of field, focal length, and focus. Students will shoot objects at different lengths and discuss changes in focus within the image. ● Shutter Speed: The curtain opens! Students will explore shutter speed as it relates to light metering and movement. Examples of shutter speed variations and their use will be discussed. Students will take pictures with movement to explore action. ● ISO: Amplifying the light. Students will discuss noise, sensor size, and how to amplify light. ● Lens Selection: various lens types will be explored – prime, telescopic, tilt, and macro. We will discuss each type and how a photographer chooses them to fit the shooting situation. Doreen Laskiewicz, $27 ($30)