Course Begins: March 31, 2014
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.
$225/person for full participation
$112/person for study along
Study-along members will have access to all materials and will be able to read the forum, see others’ assignments, but will not be able to post questions, conversation, or request critique on their assignments. Full Participation students will be able to do all of the above.
Study along seats available.
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what we cover:
- Pre-Assignment Week: camera basics
- Week 1: basic composition and making the most of natural light
- Week 2: understanding aperture, shooting in aperture priority mode, interacting with subjects
- Week 3: understanding shutter speed, shooting in shutter priority mode, capturing everyday moments
what you get:
- Weekly PDF lessons and assignments
- Detailed, personalized guidance and critique from the instructor each week
- Critique and feedback from teaching assistants
- Opportunity for peer interaction
what you need:
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.