Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 9am to 11:30am $100 The class is for the beginning photo person, or a refesher to get started again, to learn the basics of your digital single reflex camera. Class will provide instruction about the operating use of the camera, menus, and camera functions. Also covered will be strategies for shooting various types of subjects, such as people, things and landscape. Cameras will not be provided so please bring your DSLR to class, any model, and be sure to charge the battery.
TBA Landscape Class - Are you looking to improve your landscape Photography skills? In this 3 hour class, we will cover visual aesthetics (why we choose to compose shots the way we do), controlling tonality, producing the sharpest photo possible, and many other techniques used by landscape photographers. This class is well suited for the beginner through intermediate photographers using digital SLR cameras.
March 3rd, 2018 9am to 11:30am $100 "Going All Manual" Intermediate Photography class. This class is for the amateur photographer to take the next step of moving away from the automatic camera modes and start using their digital SLR in the manual modes. You will learn the basics of your Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera and how moving to the manual modes will increase your skill of operating the camera. We will provide instruction about the operating use of the camera, menus, and camera functions. We will also cover strategies for shooting various types of subjects, such as people, pets, things and landscape.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 Noon to 5pm $125.00 How to Shoot Family Protraits-Meet at Nelson Photo for instruction and talk in the classroom at noon, the then meet at Presidio Park at 2:30pm and photograph a family of five. Topics covered: 1) Camera settings D.O.F. shutter speed, ISO 2) How to control and manipulate natural lighting 3) Using scrims and reflectors. How to handle bad lighting condtions 4) Posing. We will have a family of five to work with 5) How to wrangle younger kids to get them to do what you need 6) How to make great eye-catching compositions with multiple people