Let's learn about F-stops, exposure times, lenses and how they all interact to help you capture the exact photo you want.
This hands-on class is designed for photographers who understand the basics of photo composition, color, and light and now want to learn more! We will teach you how to turn off the auto mode and master shooting manually! We'll practice changing the focus, ISO, shutter speed, and focal length to truly control the photo you capture. We'll also take some time to experiment with different photo processes like instant Polaroids and other surprises.
Each class will have three parts: learning a new topic, critiquing photos students bring in from the previous session, and then going into Harvard Square to practice new techniques. There will be weekly homework in the form of photo assignments and maybe some light reading. The instructor will choose a topic or subject for students to photograph on their own each week and display/discuss at the next study group. We will review each other's photos and provide helpful critique so everyone improves their skills throughout the semester.
Instructor: Rebecca Wnuk
Suggested age range: 13+
When & where: Mondays from 10:00-12:00 at The Democracy Center in Harvard Square (directions), Feb. 6, Feb. 27, Mar. 13, Mar. 27, Apr. 10, May 1. Please note The Democracy Center is not wheelchair accessible.
Fee: $195 for the semester + $30 materials fee. Students should supply their own cameras (any type is okay, including cell phone cameras). Payment plans available. Fees waived for families with financial need. (Waivers and payment plan information.)
Photo credit: Rebecca Wnuk