Beyond The Basics
Taught by Professional Photographer and member of OC Photography Center, Michael Sweeney.
Have you ever wondered why the background of pictures are pleasantly blurred? How about that cool image of the child blowing out the candles on the birthday cake but they are not the typical white faced blasted look? Have you ever wanted to make art for your walls but none of your pictures look like those you see for sale? Have you wondered why so many of your snapshots look like everyone elses?
If the anwser is yes to any or all of these questions, then this is the class for you.
This class is where we will review the basics and then take things forward so you can start to be the artist you want to be.
The class will cover the following topics.
Basic camera operation refresh
What is light, really?
Small lights vs. large lights - your pop up flash vs. the sun for example
Why is any of this important?
Shoot to the right
Sunny Rule of 16
Design Principles - How do I get the pictures to just grab you?
The rule of thirds
The golden ratio
Shoot high/shoot low
Don't be a bullseye
Why the subject doesnt have to always look at you
A bit of blur can be a good thing
Flash is your friend at any time of the day or night
Why use a flash
Shootout at high noon or how I learned to love the sun
How to use flash as an accent
How to avoid that lovely white blasted vampire look
Remember to bring your camera, a snack & something to take notes .
Last chance.....don't miss out! Look forward to a great class!
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California Center for Photography & Digital Arts
"California Center for Photography & Digital Arts" as it's called by it's members and clients is a state of the art facility featuring plenty of room for photographic lectures and hands on classes. With several shooting areas, sets, props and all needed supplies, THE Center is the ultimate choice for your photographic education.