shooting 101: First Steps with a DSLR with amy lucy lockheart
nov 6, 2014
dec 29-jan 19
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**The December 29 run of First Steps will be taught by Caroline Jensen. The materials/curriculum will remain the same.** First Steps with a DSLR is a 3 week beginner photography workshop designed to help new photographers move beyond auto mode and get the most out of their DSLRs. Students will learn basic concepts of composition and how to use natural light to their advantage. They will transition from shooting on the camera’s auto mode and simply pointing and clicking to shooting in semi-automatic modes (program mode, aperture priority mode, and shutter priority mode) and being a mindful photographer. Topics such as interacting with subjects, capturing the details, storytelling, and gaining inspiration will be covered. Students will gain knowledge and grow as photographers in a supportive and inspiring environment. It’s a great fit for anyone who just got a new camera, moms who want to learn to take better pictures of their children, or anyone getting started in photography.
daily shooting encouraged
4 hours of work per week
this course has prerequisites
Students must have a digital SLR camera (and its accompanying manual) and a prime (fixed aperture) lens (a 50 1.8 or 50 1.4 lens is strongly encouraged).
Amy Lucy Lockheart is a natural light photographer based in Minneapolis who specializes in children and families. She divides her time between being a mom, running her own photography business, working for Click magazine, and being a mentor and instructor at Clickin Moms. Amy has a special interest in teaching beginning photographers and inspiring others to explore their passion for photography. You can view her work here.
The following photographers also participate in discussions and provide assignment critiques as teaching assistants: Jodi Arego and Alicia Gould
A number of course alumni are invited to engage in discussion, share insight with students, and provide feedback and encouragement throughout the course.
100 level (Beginner)
Welcome & Preassignment
Reading: Understanding exposure, light and composition
Assignment: Using light effectively and carefully composing portrait and landscape orientation photographs while shooting in Program Mode.
Reading: Understanding Aperture and Shooting in Aperture Priority Mode
Assignment: Photographing a subject using different apertures in Aperture Priority Mode.
Reading: Understanding Shutter Speed and Shooting in Shutter Priority Mode
Assignment: Using Shutter Priority Mode to photograph a non-living subject, a living subject sitting still, and a living subject on the move.
Study Along students will have access to all materials and will be able to view all content and conversation in the main workshop forum and receive access to their own private subforum for peer study groups and image shares. Study along students will not be able to ask the instructor questions or request instructor feedback on their assignments.
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