This densely-packed course should be the first for any photographer who wants to learn how to control their cameras and understand the basics of photography. Both the left and right sides of your brain will be filled with the primary fundamentals every good photographer needs to understand in order to make their camera capture the images they see in their head. If you have invested (or plan to invest) in a good quality camera and want to use it to capture beautiful images as opposed to just taking pictures, this class is exactly what you've been looking for. This intense and information-filled course was specifically designed to help photographers master their camera and begin developing their creative eye.
Topics will include: digital camera basics (specific to your personal camera equipment), principles of focus, depth of field, exposure, white balance, color, composition, etc. You will also learn all the things your camera can do and how to make it do them. You will learn to think like your camera and how to shoot images that are ready for computer editing and finishing. Course will include introduction to the basics of active, passive and natural lighting techniques; portraiture and still life; editing and retouching via electronic image manipulation and so much more.
By the end of this course you will have established a solid and strong foundational understanding of how you and your camera may work together to take your images to new heights.
This course provides the foundational knowledge needed to excel in all of our other specialized courses.
Instructor: Dali Sadhana
Course Meeting Schedule: Thurs., Aug. 14, 21, 28 & Sept. 4
Course Meeting Time: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
When & Where
Learning Curve is an alternative adult education and empowerment program expressly committed to improving and elevating the lives and lifestyles of LGBT people and their friends and allies from all over Southern California. This is accomplished by presenting a wide array of powerful, educational, enriching and inspirational courses, workshops, seminars, panel discussions, special events, conferences, social- and empowerment-groups.
Learning Curve's varous offerings include courses that fall under a large variety of categories, including: Language & Culture, Career Development, Arts & Entertainment, Performance, Creativity & Fun, Dating & Intimacy, Computer Technology, Photography & Video Production, Self-Improvement, Health & Wellness and Wealth & Security.
Learning Curve is a program of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Everyone is welcome to take part in Learning Curve various course and program offerings regardless of sexual- or gender-identity. A part of Learning Curve's mission is to offer high-quality courses for adults, geared toward serving the needs of LGBT people, our friends and allies.
For more information, visit us at LearningCurveLA.org