Camera Basics

In the camera basics course students will learn the basic operating principles common to all cameras. This course will be geared toward digital SLR cameras but will focus on the principals that apply to film, mirror-less, and point-and-shoot cameras as well. This class is open to all students ages 15+, from novice to intermediate users. Glass Lakes Photography also offers a separate class geared especially for seniors.
This class will usually be held on the first Saturday of the month.

We will touch on the following topics.

  • Basic camera care
    • Lens cleaning
    • Sensor cleaning
    • Actions not to take
  • Digital exposure science
    • Sensor light accumulation
  • Exposure
    • Light metering functions
    • Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO functions
    • Sports vs scenery vs night portraits and more
    • Remote shutter and shutter timing operations
  • Ditching scene modes and why
  • How to use (and knowing when not to use) a flash
  • Memory cards, importing, organization
  • Adobe Lightroom preview
  • Data backup
  • Photo presentation
There will be time alloted to Q&A after each section.
This class will require a minimum of 4 participants.

Students are required to bring their own cameras and the camera’s manual (at least locate it on-line), a notebook, and a writing tool.

There are no prerequisites for this class.
The cost of this class is $41 due before the start of class.