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Fundamentals of Photography: Shooting in Sunlight and Shadow
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA
This class will help you understand how to shoot in various lighting situations. Successful photographers understand how to “see the light” and they understand how to expose for tricky situations that would fool your cameras light meter. The contrast between highlight, midtone and shadow determines if your photo is going to be flat and boring or crisp and dramatic.
Learn how to position your subject for direct or indirect sun, shade, back lighting, side lighting, shadows or silhouettes. Most importantly, we will discuss how to meter for an area of high contrast, a backlit subject, or a subject with dark shadows. There will be a live shooting demo where students will have the opportunity to shoot as well as a presentation of dramatically lit images. This 3-hour hands-on photo class is part of the series “Fundamental Photography”, and will teach you the building blocks of photography.
What to Bring:
Bring your DSLR camera (no point and shoot cameras) and user manual (can be downloaded from the camera manufacturer) to class, and most of all, your enthusiasm and eagerness to master your camera! This class is the first step to realizing your vision with photography!
Suggested Pre-requisite courses are:
Fundamentals of Photography: ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed
Fundamentals of Photography: Composition
Attendees should have a good understanding of F-Stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, and be able to operate their camera in manual mode Students should also understand basic composition (rule of thirds, leading lines, framing, etc.).
Michael Nadler is a graduate of California State University Fullerton with a degree in Communication/ Photojournalism. After several years of photojournalism, Michael entered the more lucrative area of Photographic Retail Management. After 15 year as everything from Sales to Buyer, Advertising Exec, to Digital Specialty innovator, he was asked by Canon to take up the new challenge of digital imaging. Embracing the challenge, he put forth his full efforts. Beginning with the Canon DCS-1, Michael has since become an advisor to companies such as Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Getty, Corbus, Warner Bros., ABC/Disney, Paramount, CBS, NBC, NANPA, PPA, PPC, WPPI, Upperdeck, AAED, ADA, CDA, News Services, and many, many others bringing them into the Digital Age. His knowledge of digital imaging and processes as well of his mastery of Canon has set him apart in the photographic community. For 15 years Michael has educated and inspired photographers from around the globe. This new chapter for him is to help inspire the future generations of photographers.
Samy's EDU is the largest photo program on the West Coast. In 2012 we held over 300 classes serving over 5000 students. We offer classes for all levels of photographers on subjects like DSLR Video, Lightroom/Photoshop, Digital Black and White, Fine Art Travel, Studio and Location Lighting. We have 3 classrooms at the Fairfax location including a computer classroom and a 50 seat seminar room with Leica projector and 55" 3D TV. There are also classes in the EDU classroom in Santa Ana, Culver City, Pasadena and Santa Barbara.
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