Photo 101 is a course designed to provide the students with a sound knowledge of how to operate their cameras for both solid technical results, as well as creative applications. This course is perfect for high school students who are interested in photography and looking for a place to start or those who already love photography but would like to become more familiar and confident with their equipment.
Student requirements: Camera and lens, fully charged battery, media card, camera manual, and tripod if available.
The topics covered in this workshop include:
Camera and lens basics, F-Stops, shutter speeds, ISO, focal lengths
Automatic versus manual captures, RAW versus JPG
Understanding histograms, correct exposures in varied conditions
Color temperature, white balance
Focus points, depth of field, including for creative purposes
Drive modes; from single images to high speed multiple captures
Freezing action or capturing movement
Basic composition principles and creative approaches
Basic photo editing in Photoshop
Additionally, there is an event space on the third floor of the museum so that classes will be able to have group discussions about what they have learned or have lunch. There is also the expansive Curtis Hixon Park right outside of our building. So, if it is desired, students may enjoy the gardens and eat lunch outside or in the cafe on the first floor of the Cube.