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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA & BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY – Class Limit 12 by Stephan Banakas
6 Sessions, Wednesday, October 9 – November 13, 3:15pm – 5:15 pm
This course is intended to be very basic and will begin by reintroducing the students to their cameras and taking them beyond simple “Point & Shoot”. We will begin by discussing features that most of today’s digital cameras have. This will include various settings and when to use them. Students are encouraged to bring cameras and manuals.
We will also cover where and how to save your photos in a way that you can recover them without much difficulty, and most importantly, how to do all of this without using up all of your computer’s memory. A number of other issues, light, shutter speed, aperture settings, and focus, and their interactions with each other will be explained.
Very basic rules of composition will be discussed. There will also be an explanation of “depth of field” and to make it work for you. Shooting long exposures, the use of a tripod and natural light will also be emphasized. There will also be opportunities to actually get out and take some pictures using some of the techniques we touched upon.
Stephan Banakas came to the mountains initially in the1950’s as a camper and became a resident after his retirement in 1999. He started in photography over 50 years ago, used it professionally in his work, and moved into the digital age over the last 10. Being a devoted fly fisherman and coming into contact with nature’s beauty he stepped back into photography and began specializing in wildflower and landscape photography.