Jeff Smallwood Photography
Photography Basics I : Practical Tips and Tricks

Topics Include:

  • Pros and cons of different camera settings
  • Basic image troubleshooting
  • Simple composition techniques
  • Practical tips and tricks
  • Question & Answer

This 90 minute class is targeted toward beginner and amateur photography enthusiasts who want to further their grasp on the basics in a casual atmosphere. If you've ever used the creative modes on your camera and wondered how the settings do what they do, this class is for you. If you've ever experimented with manually setting aperture and shutter speed and wondered what is happening, this class is for you. If you want to take the first steps toward knowing when to use a particular setting, and more importantly, when not to use a particular setting, this class is for you.

In this class we'll cover a high level overview of the different settings your camera has and what is actually happening behind the scenes to alter the resulting photographs you take. We'll discuss how to identify common mistakes and quickly troubleshoot them. We'll also cover some easy to remember techniques, tips, and tricks to help you shoot better photographs right away. No studying or memorization required!

The class concludes with a Q&A session.

Attendees should plan to bring their camera to the class. Any camera model is appropriate (DSLR or point-and-shoot).

Attendance is limited to 8 people per session. This allows for more direct interaction and hands-on learning. $25/person


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Prince Frederick, MD
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Cost $25 (billed separately)