BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE PHOTO CLASS: For those beyond high school who still want to learn how to take a great photo.
This class is for the person who loves photography but has no idea where to begin. It meets on 6 Wednesdays at the Craftivate studio starting on June 21st and ending on August 2nd from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. To conclude the course, there is an Open House Exhibition on August 4th from 6:00 PM - 10:00PM.
If you have a camera and love to take photos of your kids, family and friends all the time, you’ll certainly benefit from this class! This beginner/ intermediate course will help you to refine your photography skills as well as your Photoshop/Lightroom skills. Each class will consist of technical aspects about photography and a creative lesson. There will be weekly assignments only to help you grow as a photographer.
Must have: Digital SLR camera and lens, notebook, pen
Nice to have: laptop, external hard drive, Lightroom/Photoshop
WEEK ONE: 06/21/2017
Objectives: Getting to know your camera
Assignment : Self Portraits
WEEK TWO: 06/28/2017
Technical: ISO, Metering, Aperture, Focusing tricks
Creative: Composition/Depth of Field
Assignment: Rule of Thirds
WEEK THREE: 07/12/2017
Technicals: Shutter Speed, Bulb, Low light, Raw vs. Jpg
Creative: Blur Action, Freeze Action, Paint at night
WEEK FOUR: 07/19/2017
Technical: Settings for individual portraits/ group portraits
WEEK FIVE: 07/26/2017
Creative: Portfolio Building
Assignment: Your choice
WEEK SIX: 08/02/2017
Technical: Portfolio Review
Creative: Free shoot
Open House Exhibition: August 4, 2017 from 6 - 10 PM
At the completion of this photo class, there will be an opportunity to display and sell your work at a public art exhibit here in Wallingford. You will have the chance to participate in the planning and execution of this art exhibit where family and friends will be invited to view your work. Any funds raised through this exhibit will be donated to a local cause.