This class is designed for photography beginners and photo enthusiasts looking to learn the basics of digital photography- both the art and the science of it. During this fast paced 4 hour workshop John and Cindy La Barge will share with you a comprehensive overview of the his 7 step method for creating amazing images.
Step One: Basic Function of Today’s Modern Digital Camera! You’ll learn and finally understand your camera! Whether you have a point & shoot, pro-summer model, or a top of the line professional DSLR, John will make sure you get the most of your camera!
Step Two: The Technical Stuff! You’ll learn and understand what all those buttons and settings do! But more importantly, you’ll actually learn how to best use them! John will be covering:
- F Stops
- Shutter Speed
- White Balance
- ISO (Light Sensitivity)
- Proper Exposure
Step Three: Image Composition! Here’s is where you will learn about the “artsy” stuff and how to give your images more impact with:
- Leading Lines
- Converging Lines
- The Rule of 3rds
- Symmetrical and “A” Symmetrical
- Creating a Center of Interest
Step Four: Lighting Techniques! Learn how to light like a pro with:
- Finding and Creating “Direction of Light”
- Sun vs. Shade
- Natural Light vs. Light Modifiers and Flash
Step Five: Making Your Subjects Look Their Best! John La Barge will share with you many of these secrets for making his subjects look their best! He’ll cover:
Step Six: It’s the Little Things! When it comes to bettering your photography, it’s all about refining the little things and looking for details. John will show you how to turn what would normally be a snapshot into a work of art!
Step Seven: Enjoying Your Photographs After You’ve Created Them! You’ve created them…now what do you do with them??? John will demonstrate the latest ways to enjoy your images as fine art prints, albums, slideshows, and more!
Bottom-line, no matter what your skill level is or the type of camera you own, Mastercraftsman Photographers John and Cindy La Barge will give you some of the best information regarding photography you will ever receive. You’ll leave the classroom knowing how to operate your camera and the inspiration to put that knowledge into practice! Join John and Cindy for their 7 Steps to Better Photography 4 Hour Crash Course!